Why You Need The AES Corporation (AES) On Your Watchlist

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) saw a downside of -0.26% to close Monday at $22.84 after subtracting -$0.06 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,718,780 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $23.73 in the past week. An average of 5,063,675 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,125,750.

AES’s 1-month performance is -6.89% or -$1.80 on its low of $22.60 reached on 09/30/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $17.46 and high of $29.07, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/16/21. YTD, AES has lost -2.81% or -$0.66. However, the current price is down -21.43%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 10, 56 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for The AES Corporation (AES). Gluski Andres (President and CEO) most recently sold 245,665 shares at $24.43 per share on Aug 10. This transaction cost the insider $6,001,596. EVP & Chief HR Officer, Mendoza Tish, sold 32,028 shares at a price of $24.38 on Aug 10. Then, on Aug 10, EVP and COO Da Santos Bernerd sold 51,941 shares at a price of $24.33 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,263,725.

Valuation Metrics

The AES Corporation (AES) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.00 for the broader industry and 23.13 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 413.00 and a low of 7.829. AES stock has a beta of 0.81. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.45 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 6.84, with the price to cash flow ratio at 70.57.

The AES Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.63%. AES’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 16, when it paid $0.1505 a share compared with prior rate of $0.1505, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0072 reported on Monday December 7 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 19.42% yearly.

It is projected that The AES Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 29-Oct-2021. AES is expected to distribute $0.1505 as its next dividend.

The AES Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that AES stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 8.40, while the total debt to equity was 9.00. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 29.30%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 37.23% while for the period ending June 29; The AES Corporation’s operating margin was 6.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $690.0 million against revenue of $9.66 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, The AES Corporation’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $282.0 million against total debt of $22.97 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected AES to announce $0.29 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.31, representing a 6.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $133.0 million. AES stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 29.33 billion, with total debt at $22.97 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $666.36 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at The AES Corporation (AES) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 04 October was 27.04% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 7.61%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $22.91, reflecting a -2.60% or -$0.61 change from its current price. AES is currently trading -7.31% above its 20-day SMA, -7.23% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.44% and +4.29% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 11.43% and 8.97% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.48. The RSI (14) points at 33.44%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 10.69% with the period’s ATR at 0.48. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.33 and -0.68 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), Wolfe Research upgraded it to an Outperform rating. They previously had a Peer perform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for AES stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate AES as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 9 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is AES’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $27.50 and a high of $32.00, with their median price target at $30.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for The AES Corporation (AES) stock is $30.06.


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