How to buy CMS Energy (CMS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in CMS Energy shares.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. It opened the day at $65.12 after a previous close of $65.1. During the day the price has varied from a low of $64.64 to a high of $65.33. The latest price was $65.05 (25 minute delay). CMS Energy is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,148 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CMS Energy

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CMS in this case.
  5. Research CMS Energy shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CMS Energy shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted CMS Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, CMS Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $63.74, which is 6.88% down on its pre-crash value of $68.45 and 38.47% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $46.03.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of CMS Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $930.60.

CMS Energy share price (NYSE:CMS)

Use our graph to track the performance of CMS stocks over time.

CMS Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous close$65.1
Change %-0.0768%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$52.082 - $65.78
50-day moving average$62.5002
200-day moving average$62.1258
Wall St. target price$67.89
PE ratio21.1303
Dividend yield$1.712 (2.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.017
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.41
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.21
£484.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.78
£499.78 total
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£498.23 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.54
£498.53 total
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Is it a good time to buy CMS Energy stock?

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Is CMS Energy under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

CMS Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, CMS Energy shares trade at around 21x 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.

PEG ratio

CMS Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0877. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CMS Energy'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.5 billion (£1.8 billion).

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


Revenue TTM $7.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.81%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.17%
Return on equity TTM 12.91%
Profit margin 11.97%
Book value $20.249
Market capitalisation $18.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

CMS Energy's total ESG risk: 27.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CMS Energy's overall score of 27.49 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 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.).

Environmental score

CMS Energy's environmental score: 16.42/100

CMS Energy'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

CMS Energy's social score: 9.57/100

CMS Energy'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

CMS Energy's governance score: 7/100

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

Controversy score

CMS Energy's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, CMS Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CMS Energy 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 share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.73% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.73% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 60.84% of net profits

CMS Energy has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.73% of its share value annually.

CMS Energy has paid out, on average, around 60.84% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CMS Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.712 per share.

CMS Energy'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's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CMS Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.082 up to $65.78. 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's is 0.2463. This would suggest that CMS Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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