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How to buy CMS Energy Corporation stock

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CMS Energy Corporation is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. CMS Energy Corporation shares (CMS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CMS Energy Corporation employs 8,148 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CMS Energy Corporation share price

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CMS Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$51.29 - $67.46
50-day moving average $61.34
200-day moving average $60.31
Wall St. target price$67.02
PE ratio 24.2235
Dividend yield $1.63 (2.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.64

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Is CMS Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing CMS Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CMS Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CMS Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

CMS Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, CMS Energy Corporation shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

CMS Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

CMS Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1203. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CMS Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CMS Energy Corporation's EBITDA

CMS Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CMS Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CMS Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.16%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.27%
Return on equity TTM 13.51%
Profit margin 11.3%
Book value $19.02
Market capitalisation $18.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CMS Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 4.7 million CMS Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as CMS Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% up from 4.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CMS Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

CMS Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CMS Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CMS Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CMS Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). CMS Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.1. In other words for every 100,000 CMS Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2100 shares are currently held short.

However CMS Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CMS Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable CMS Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CMS Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CMS Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0186% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CMS Energy Corporation shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CMS Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short CMS Energy Corporation stock.

CMS Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CMS Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

CMS Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CMS Energy Corporation's overall score of 27.49 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CMS Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

CMS Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.42/100

CMS Energy Corporation's environmental score of 16.42 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CMS Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CMS Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 9.57/100

CMS Energy Corporation's social score of 9.57 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CMS Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CMS Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7/100

CMS Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CMS Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CMS Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CMS Energy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CMS Energy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CMS Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.49
Total ESG percentile 51.98
Environmental score 16.42
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 9.57
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

CMS Energy Corporation share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.21% of net profits

Recently CMS Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CMS Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CMS Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.63 per share.

While CMS Energy Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that CMS Energy Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

CMS Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

CMS Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CMS Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.2866 up to $67.463. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CMS Energy Corporation's is 0.16. This would suggest that CMS Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CMS Energy Corporation overview

CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. The company operates through four segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, Enterprises, and EnerBank. The Electric Utility segment is involved in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. This segment generates electricity through coal, wind, gas, renewable energy, oil, and nuclear sources. Its distribution system comprises 205 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,428 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 77,833 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 9,264 miles of underground distribution lines; 1,096 substations; and 2 battery facilities. The Gas Utility segment engages in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas, which includes 2,410 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,958 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment is involved in the independent power production and marketing, including the development and operation of renewable generation.

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