CMS Energy stock: buy or sell?

CMS stock price: $58.23 2.27% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020

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After boosting an outstanding 6.36% on March 26th, CMS Energy closed yesterday at $58.23 and rose a shining 2.27%. On March/20 CMS collapsed a dreadful -14.01%. With Friday, it's been 4 green sessions in a row, gaining $9.72 or 19.62%.

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, CMS Energy stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is CMS Energy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for CMS stock for the last month.

CMS Energy stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an outstanding 6.36% on Mar/26, CMS Energy closed yesterday at $58.23 and rose a shining 2.27%.

After boosting an outstanding 6.36% on Mar 26th, CMS Energy closed yesterday at $58.23 and rose a shining 2.27%. Since Mar/18 when CMS stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-6.59 per share (-10.17%). CMS marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $67.79 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since January when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, CMS price slipped $-8.62 per share (-12.89%). On February 21st, CMS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $69.12 recorded on Feb 18th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

CMS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a chilling -25.91% in a week last week, CMS Energy closed this week at $58.23 and climbed an outstanding 17.52%.

The support didn't resisted and CMS fell deeper. Not so far away is the last price record CMS Energy marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 15.82%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down last week, CMS fell $-4.16 per share (-6.67%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up late January, CMS price slid a -10.77%.

CMS stock chart (weekly)

CMS Energy stock price history

CMS Energy stock historical price chart

CMS stock reached all-time highs on Feb 21st with a price of $69.17.

CMS Energy stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 30 days we have not found any price prediction for CMS Energy stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when CMS Energy published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
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 turnover report draw a decent increase of 4.41% to $6,873.00 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) appreciated a 2.57% to 9.56%.

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 earnings $629.00 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review CMS Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, raised a slightly fine 1.54%. Regarding profit margin, CMS Energy stayed constant -0.55% to 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% up 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 turnover to same quarter last year, CMS Energy sales marked a nice gain and jumped a 5.43%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, CMS Energy posted 3 negative 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 buy a stock, it's always worth to review 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, 0.45% 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$16.5 B
Total shares284.2 M
Float shares282.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

CMS Energy summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Open$55.36
Close$58.23
Day range$54.91 - $59.93
Previous close$56.94
Session gain2.27%
Average true range$5.98
50d mov avg$64.24
100d mov avg$62.81
200d mov avg$61.57
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt06c

CMS Energy performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare CMS Energy performance to :
Stock3m6m12m
CMSCMS Energy-6.32%-7.94%7.55%

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.