Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) Share Price

News headlines about CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CMS Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.3837963409488 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of CMS Energy (CMS) traded down $0.70 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $43.48. The stock had a trading volume of 4,430,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,514,312. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99. CMS Energy has a 1 year low of $42.31 and a 1 year high of $50.85. The company has a market capitalization of $12,261.92, a PE ratio of 22.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.09.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. 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 $45.00 price objective on shares of CMS Energy in a report on Monday, January 29th. Bank of America assumed coverage on CMS Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price objective for the company. UBS Group initiated coverage on CMS Energy in a report on Friday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of CMS Energy in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.14.

In other CMS Energy news, insider David G. Mengebier sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

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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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