Credit Suisse slashes price target on The AES Corporation [AES] – find out why.

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The AES Corporation [NYSE: AES] gained 1.04% or 0.21 points to close at $20.35 with a heavy trading volume of 4508166 shares. The company report on July 15, 2022 that AES Announces Quarterly Dividend.


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The Board of Directors of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.1580 per share payable on August 15, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 1, 2022.

Additional information regarding dividends paid by AES, including tax treatment, can be found on www.aes.com by selecting “Investors” then “Stock Information” and then “Dividend History.”.

It opened the trading session at $20.27, the shares rose to $20.44 and dropped to $20.075, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AES points out that the company has recorded -8.21% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -9.29% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 5.58M shares, AES reached to a volume of 4508166 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about The AES Corporation [AES]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AES shares is $27.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AES stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for The AES Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on March 22, 2022, representing the official price target for The AES Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $30, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on AES stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The AES Corporation is set at 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for AES stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.56, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.22.

Trading performance analysis for AES stock

The AES Corporation [AES] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.85. With this latest performance, AES shares dropped by -5.13% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -8.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -16.29% 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 AES stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.13, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.30, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.85 for The AES Corporation [AES]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.85, while it was recorded at 20.03 for the last single week of trading, and 22.71 for the last 200 days.

The AES Corporation [AES]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The AES Corporation [AES] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.86 and a Gross Margin at +24.35. The AES Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -3.71.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -10.92, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.22.

The AES Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

The AES Corporation [AES]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 AES. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The AES Corporation go to 8.40%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The AES Corporation [AES]

There are presently around $12,762 million, or 95.30% of AES stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AES stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 83,790,219, which is approximately 1.558% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 64,885,769 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.32 billion in AES stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.2 billion in AES stock with ownership of nearly -15.487% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The AES Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 313 institutional holders increased their position in The AES Corporation [NYSE:AES] by around 58,668,296 shares. Additionally, 286 investors decreased positions by around 50,325,968 shares, while 99 investors held positions by with 518,152,866 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 627,147,130 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AES stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,484,859 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 14,669,613 shares during the same period.

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