Headlines about CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CMS Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5508236717211 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

CMS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut CMS Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Bank of America initiated coverage on CMS Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upgraded CMS Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.05.

CMS Energy (CMS) traded down $0.05 during trading on Friday, reaching $44.05. The company had a trading volume of 1,919,241 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,060,000. The company has a market capitalization of $12,430.00, a PE ratio of 22.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 0.19. CMS Energy has a fifty-two week low of $41.58 and a fifty-two week high of $50.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.94.

CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.07. CMS Energy had a return on equity of 12.30% and a net margin of 8.38%. The business had revenue of $1.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.60 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.70 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that CMS Energy will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other CMS Energy news, insider David G. Mengebier sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.48, for a total transaction of $123,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Dhenuvakonda Rao Venkat sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.02, for a total value of $48,020.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 28,176 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,353,011.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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