News stories about CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CMS Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8381435180525 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- CMS Energy Co. (CMS) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.36 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Solar energy needs innovation to realize its potential (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
- Customers staggered by high energy bills – Cadillac News (cadillacnews.com)
- Utilities, automakers team up on plug-in vehicles – Crain’s Detroit Business (crainsdetroit.com)
- HC refuses to direct power co to pay compensation for electrocution death (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
CMS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CMS Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of CMS Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. CMS Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.14.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a $0.3575 dividend. This is a positive change from CMS Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. This represents a $1.43 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.35%. CMS Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 68.91%.
In related news, insider David G. Mengebier sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.48, for a total value of $123,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.
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About CMS Energy
CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company operates through three segments: electric utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Michigan; gas utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas in Michigan, and enterprises, which consists of various subsidiaries engaging primarily in domestic independent power production.
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