CMS Energy stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises.
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Currently, 2 buy setups work for CMS Energy stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is CMS Energy stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 7 ratings published for CMS stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for CMS stock, with 3 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-5-16||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-4-11||Bank of America||Neutral||Buy|
CMS Energy stock analysis
After topping to all time highs today, CMS Energy decreased -0.90% today to $61.58.
After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, CMS Energy decreased -0.90% to $61.58. CMS shows a strong short term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom on August 13th, CMS climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. 1">Even closing lower, the session peaked to new all time high just -1 days after the previous top. On May CMS price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
CMS Energy ended this week at $61.58 after topping to a new all time high ($62.56) and stepped up a slightly fine 0.62%. For 5 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 6.36%.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now finally trading above the $55.54 resistance. By mid January CMS price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
CMS Energy stock price history
CMS Energy stock historical price chart
CMS stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $62.56.
CMS Energy stock price target is $58.40Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We detected 7 price predictions for CMS Energy stock released in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$60.00||$59.00||-1.7%|
|2019-5-16||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$56.00||$57.00||1.8%|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$58.00||-|
|2019-4-11||Bank of America||Upgrades||n/a||$60.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on April, CMS Energy rocketed a superb 15.19%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, CMS Energy annual turnover inched a beatiful 4.41% to $6,873.00 M dollars from $6,583.00 marked in 2017. Similarly, its income margin (compared to sales) appreciated to 9.56%, that is $657.00 million. CMS Energy presents anual results in December, and to evaluate 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 review CMS Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a tiny 1.54%. Nonetheless, profit margin (net income/revenues) stayed steady at 9.56%.
|2013||$6,570 M||-||$452 M6.9%||-|
|2014||$7,179 M||9.27%||$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 M||2.88%||$460 M7.0%||-16.52%|
|2018||$6,873 M||4.41%||$657 M9.6%||42.83%|
|TTM||$6,979 M||1.54%||$629 M9.0%||-4.26%|
Quarterly financial resultsCMS Energy posted $2,059.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a 12.58% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $213.00 M with a profit margin of 10.34%. Profit margin grew a 4.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.90%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, CMS Energy sales marked a good growth and jumped a 5.43%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, CMS Energy posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$1,450 M||-||$92 M6.3%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,530 M||5.52%||$172 M11.2%||86.96%|
|2017-Q4||$1,778 M||16.21%||$-3 M-0.2%||-101.74%|
|2018-Q1||$1,953 M||9.84%||$241 M12.3%||-8,133.33%|
|2018-Q2||$1,492 M||-23.60%||$139 M9.3%||-42.32%|
|2018-Q3||$1,599 M||7.17%||$169 M10.6%||21.58%|
|2018-Q4||$1,829 M||14.38%||$108 M5.9%||-36.09%|
|2019-Q1||$2,059 M||12.58%||$213 M10.3%||97.22%|
CMS Energy ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
CMS Energy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.58% of all shares.
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:
|Market cap||$17.5 B||$18.5 B||$23.5 B||$43.6 B||$12.4 B|
|Total shares||283.8 M||245.6 M||183.2 M||971.6 M||237.4 M|
|Float shares||281.8 M||244.5 M||181.9 M||969.3 M||237.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.5%||74.4%||74.2%||81.6%||78.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.6%||0.4%||0.6%||0.2%||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
CMS Energy summary
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$61.34 - $62.56|
|Average true range||$1.04|
|50d mov avg||$58.88|
|100d mov avg||$57.01|
|200d mov avg||$54.13|
CMS Energy performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare CMS Energy to Ameren, DTE Energy, Exelon, Alliant Energy, MGE Energy, WEC Energy and Xcel Energy: