CMS Energy stock: buy or sell?

CMS stock price: $67.49 1.41% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020

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After several days of continuous rises in past weeks, CMS Energy stepped up 1.41% to $67.49. Jan/24 was the fifth green day in a row, gaining 4.37%.

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises.

Should I buy CMS Energy stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible for CMS Energy stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is CMS Energy stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 11 ratings published for CMS stock in the last month.

Is CMS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-6UBS Groupn/aNeutral
2019-9-6Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-9-30SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-8-26Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform
2019-8-16Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-6-20Barclaysn/aHold
2019-5-16Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-4-22Credit Suisse Groupn/aBuy
2019-4-11Bank of AmericaNeutralBuy
2019-2-25SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-2-22Argusn/aBuy

CMS Energy stock analysis

Daily outlook

CMS Energy ended on January/24 at $67.49 after marking a new all time high ($67.74) and stepped up a nice 1.41%.

CMS Energy shares stepped up 1.41% on January 24th and topped a new all time high at $67.74. On January 3rd CMS price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

CMS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

CMS Energy escalated 2.80% this week and touched a new all time high at $67.74. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 8.28%.

CMS Energy stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, CMS might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up this week, CMS price climbed $1.84 per share (2.80%). Since early January when CMS stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $5.18 (8.31%).

CMS stock chart (weekly)

CMS Energy stock price history

CMS Energy stock historical price chart

CMS stock reached all-time highs on January 24th with a price of $67.74.

CMS Energy stock price target is $61.10

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' CMS stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 11 price targets for CMS Energy stock:
CMS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-6UBS GroupRaises Target$65.00$68.004.6%
2019-9-6Morgan StanleyRaises Target$59.00$63.006.8%
2019-9-30SunTrust BanksRaises Target$62.00$63.001.6%
2019-8-26Wells Fargo & CoRaises Target$66.00$69.004.5%
2019-8-16Morgan StanleyLowers Target$60.00$59.00-1.7%
2019-6-20BarclaysReiteratesn/a$61.00-
2019-5-16Morgan StanleyRaises Target$56.00$57.001.8%
2019-4-22Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$58.00-
2019-4-11Bank of AmericaUpgradesn/a$60.00-
2019-2-25SunTrust BanksReiteratesn/a$56.00-
2019-2-22ArgusRaises Target$56.00$58.003.6%
(in average)$60.60$61.101.0%
Moving in a range from $69.00 and $56.00, the price forecast for CMS Energy stock is $61.10. In average, analysts' outlook on CMS price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, CMS Energy . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
CMS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.33n/a
2017-Q32017-10-260.560.6210.7%
2017-Q42018-02-140.510.510.0%
2018-Q12018-04-260.820.864.9%
2018-Q22018-07-260.410.4817.1%
2018-Q32018-10-250.570.593.5%
2018-Q42019-01-310.410.4-2.4%
2019-Q12019-04-240.87n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a decent growth of 4.41% to $6,873.00 million dollars. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) appreciated to 9.56%, that is $657.00 million.

CMS Energy presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, CMS Energy TTM sales up to March 2019 were $6,979.00 and income $629.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem CMS Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a slightly good 1.54%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed constant at 9.56%.

CMS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$6,570 M-$452 M6.9%-
2014$7,179 M9.27%$477 M6.6%5.53%
2015$6,456 M-10.07%$523 M8.1%9.64%
2016$6,399 M-0.88%$551 M8.6%5.35%
2017$6,583 M2.88%$460 M7.0%-16.52%
2018$6,873 M4.41%$657 M9.6%42.83%
TTM $6,979 M1.54%$629 M9.0%-4.26%

Quarterly financial results

CMS Energy posted $2,059.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 12.58% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $213.00 M with a profit margin of 10.34%. Profit margin gained a 4.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.90%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, CMS Energy sales marked a fine gain and rose a 5.43%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, CMS Energy posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
CMS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$1,450 M-$92 M6.3%-
2017-Q3$1,530 M5.52%$172 M11.2%86.96%
2017-Q4$1,778 M16.21%$-3 M-0.2%-101.74%
2018-Q1$1,953 M9.84%$241 M12.3%-8,133.33%
2018-Q2$1,492 M-23.60%$139 M9.3%-42.32%
2018-Q3$1,599 M7.17%$169 M10.6%21.58%
2018-Q4$1,829 M14.38%$108 M5.9%-36.09%
2019-Q1$2,059 M12.58%$213 M10.3%97.22%

CMS Energy ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For CMS Energy, 0.47% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for CMS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to CMS Energy:

CMS
Market cap$19.2 B
Total shares283.8 M
Float shares282.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)94.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

CMS Energy summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Open$67.04
Close$67.49
Day range$66.93 - $67.74
Previous close$66.55
Session gain1.41%
Average true range$0.73
50d mov avg$62.30
100d mov avg$62.55
200d mov avg$59.78
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

CMS Energy performance

To better understand CMS Energy performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for CMS Energy stock.
Stock3m6m12m
CMSCMS Energy6.67%16.44%36.48%

CMS Energy competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as CMS Energy competitor. This doesn't mean CMS Energy does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.