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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 8,128 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.6 billion.

How to buy shares in CMS Energy Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for CMS Energy Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CMS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until CMS Energy Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$64.75, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of CMS Energy Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CMS Energy Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted CMS Energy Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, CMS Energy Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$64.75, which is 5.41% down on its pre-crash value of USD$68.45 and 40.67% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$46.03.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of CMS Energy Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$708.25 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$945.35.

CMS Energy Corporation share price

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CMS Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$64.75
52-week range USD$46.03 - USD$69.17
50-day moving average USD$62.0114
200-day moving average USD$60.0181
Wall St. target price USD$64.76
PE ratio 24.5341
Dividend yield USD$1.63 (2.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.64

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Is it a good time to buy CMS Energy Corporation stock?

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CMS Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.75 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) 3.27%
1 month (2020-11-02) 0.62%
3 months (2020-09-03) 4.59%
6 months (2020-06-03) 7.67%
1 year (2019-12-03) 5.92%
2 years (2018-12-03) 23.69%
3 years (2017-12-01) 30.18%
5 years (2015-12-03) 89.11%

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 25x. In other words, CMS Energy Corporation shares trade at around 25x 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 3.1719. 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 USD$2.3 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 USD$6.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.27%
Return on equity TTM 14.89%
Profit margin 11.33%
Book value $18.212
Market capitalisation USD$18.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CMS Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 3.0 million CMS Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as CMS Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 36.4% down from 4.8 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 2.0 million). CMS Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.54. In other words for every 100,000 CMS Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1540 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CMS Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0122% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CMS Energy Corporation shares, roughly 12 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 10/01/2020) 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: 2020-10-01.

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


Dividend payout ratio: 59.06% of net profits

Recently CMS Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 59.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.52% 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 2.52% 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.

CMS Energy Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

CMS Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (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 $46.03 up to $69.17. 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 in 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 transmission and distribution system comprises 213 miles of transmission overhead lines; 205 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 66,917 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 9,314 miles of underground distribution lines; substations; and a battery facility. The Gas Utility segment engages in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas, which includes 2,426 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,729 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. It owns interests in independent power plants totaling 1,335 megawatts. The EnterBank segment operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.

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