News coverage about CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CMS Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.9352309386771 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

CMS Energy (CMS) traded down $0.58 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $44.16. 3,790,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,230,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.94. CMS Energy has a 12 month low of $41.75 and a 12 month high of $50.85. The company has a market cap of $12,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.88, a P/E/G ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.19.

Several brokerages have issued reports on CMS. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of CMS Energy in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CMS Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of CMS Energy in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of CMS Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of CMS Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. CMS Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.15.

In other news, insider David G. Mengebier sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.48, for a total value of $123,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

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CMS Energy Company Profile

CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company operates through three segments: electric utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Michigan; gas utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas in Michigan, and enterprises, which consists of various subsidiaries engaging primarily in domestic independent power production.

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