CMS Energy Corporation [NYSE: CMS] slipped around -0.92 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $60.58 at the close of the session, down -1.50%. The company report on November 18, 2020 that CMS Energy Announces Patti Poppe Stepping Down as CEO, Garrick Rochow Named President, CEO.
CMS Energy announced today that Patti Poppe is leaving the company, effective December 1, 2020, to take the position as CEO at PG&E Corporation in California. Garrick Rochow, current executive vice president of operations, will succeed Poppe as CMS Energy and Consumers Energy president and chief executive officer and on CMS Energy’s Board of Directors. Poppe has served as president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since 2016.
“I’m pleased to announce Garrick Rochow as president and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. Garrick’s leadership approach, vast industry and company expertise will take CMS Energy and Consumers Energy to the next level,” said John G. Russell, chairman of the CMS Energy Board of Directors. “You can count on CMS Energy to have consistent and predictable performance because of our strong succession planning and the quality of our executive team. I wish Patti the best of luck.”.
CMS Energy Corporation stock is now -3.60% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CMS Stock saw the intraday high of $61.67 and lowest of $60.01 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 69.17, which means current price is +31.61% above from all time high which was touched on 02/21/20.
Compared to the average trading volume of 1.68M shares, CMS reached a trading volume of 2310788 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about CMS Energy Corporation [CMS]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CMS shares is $67.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CMS stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
CFRA have made an estimate for CMS Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on November 16, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on September 21, 2020, representing the official price target for CMS Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $63, while BMO Capital Markets analysts kept a Outperform rating on CMS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for CMS Energy Corporation is set at 1.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for CMS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.82.
How has CMS stock performed recently?
CMS Energy Corporation [CMS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.56. With this latest performance, CMS shares dropped by -7.06% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.82% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CMS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 36.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.97, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.39 for CMS Energy Corporation [CMS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 63.42, while it was recorded at 63.41 for the last single week of trading, and 61.07 for the last 200 days.
CMS Energy Corporation [CMS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CMS Energy Corporation [CMS] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.10 and a Gross Margin at +22.97. CMS Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.93.
Return on Total Capital for CMS is now 7.10, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.18. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 13.92, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.65. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CMS Energy Corporation [CMS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 264.91. Additionally, CMS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 72.60, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.53. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 240.41, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 65.88.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CMS Energy Corporation [CMS] managed to generate an average of $77,369 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.82 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.27.CMS Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.
Earnings analysis for CMS Energy Corporation [CMS]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, CMS Energy Corporation posted 0.68/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.69/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -1.40%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CMS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CMS Energy Corporation go to 7.07%.
Insider trade positions for CMS Energy Corporation [CMS]
There are presently around $15,926 million, or 95.30% of CMS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CMS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 35,191,631, which is approximately -2.748% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 26,342,846 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.6 billion in CMS stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $1.25 billion in CMS stock with ownership of nearly 24.966% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in CMS Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 254 institutional holders increased their position in CMS Energy Corporation [NYSE:CMS] by around 19,200,323 shares. Additionally, 263 investors decreased positions by around 23,730,475 shares, while 96 investors held positions by with 219,968,306 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 262,899,104 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CMS stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,736,110 shares, while 59 institutional investors sold positions of 2,993,813 shares during the same period.