News stories about CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CMS Energy earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.6596976366927 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- CMS Energy (CMS) Lowered to “C+” at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hawaiian Electric (HE) Beats on Q4 Earnings, Issues '18 View (finance.yahoo.com)
- CMS Energy (CMS) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Wells Fargo & Co Reiterates “Outperform” Rating for CMS Energy (CMS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for CMS Energy Co. Boosted by Analyst (CMS) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of CMS Energy (CMS) traded up $0.46 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $44.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,919,068 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,508,027. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.06. The company has a market cap of $12,482.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.95, a PEG ratio of 2.96 and a beta of 0.09. CMS Energy has a 1-year low of $40.48 and a 1-year high of $50.85.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.3575 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This is a positive change from CMS Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.24%. CMS Energy’s payout ratio is 87.20%.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Hilliard Lyons upgraded CMS Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. UBS Group started coverage on CMS Energy in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on CMS Energy from $49.00 to $45.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CMS Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of CMS Energy in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. CMS Energy has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.54.
In other news, insider David G. Mengebier sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.
CMS Energy Company Profile
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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