Insights Into CMS Energy Corporation’s (CMS) Insider Activity

The stock of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) decreased by -$0.38 on Friday to finish at $68.83, down -0.55 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,751,940 shares of common stock traded. 17 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $3.78. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,963,280, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,018,558.

CMS stock dropped -5.51% since last month. On 05/06/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $66.92. The stock touched a high of $73.76 on 04/21/22, after rallying from a low of $57.92 in 52 weeks. The price of CMS stock has risen by 5.81% or $3.78 this year, reaching a new high 17 times. Still, the stock price is down -6.68% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 12 days since CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) last reported insider trading activity on May 11. On May 11, Senior Vice President Venkat Dhenuvakonda Rao sold 1,000 shares at $69.20 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $69,198. On Mar 14, Hendrian Catherine A sold 6,521 shares at a price of US$66.09. After the transaction, the insider now owns 47,118 shares. Senior Vice President Rich Brian F had earlier sold 3,500 shares on Nov 17 for $60.32 a share. The transaction was completed for $211,120.

Valuation Metrics

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.39. Beta for the stock is 0.25. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.61, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.00.

Company paid $0.46 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.46 last year. A $0.0250 dividend increase was reported on Thursday January 27 2022.

Financial Health

For the three months ended March 30, CMS Energy Corporation’s quick ratio was 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.40, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 is 1.82, and the total debt to equity ratio is 1.88. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 64.30% percent. CMS Energy Corporation’s operating margin stood at 15.20% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $1.15 billion and revenue of $7.33 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. CMS’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 4.60%. There was a 5.40% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 21.90%.

Earnings Surprise

According to CMS Energy Corporation’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended March 30. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $1.73 billion, while revenues rose by 8.7% to $1.56 billion. It was predicted that CMS Energy Corporation’s quarterly earnings would be $1.2, but it ended up being $1.12, beating the consensus by 7.10%. EBITDA was $801.0 million for the quarter. At the end of CMS Energy Corporation’s most recent quarter ended March 30, its liabilities totaled 21.34 billion, while its total debt was $12.5 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $290.13 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at CMS Energy Corporation’s (CMS) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 20 May, the RSI 9-day stood at 46.56%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 11.49% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 60.62% and 58.25% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.40. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 58.23%, the RSI (14) reading is 47.37%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.07, and the 14-day reading is at 0.34.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on April 26, 2022, Credit Suisse began covering CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS). The stock was rated as a Neutral by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) an Overweight rating. CMS is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 11 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 1 analyst. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 7 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $66.00 and $80.00, with a median target price of $72.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) is $72.81.


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