CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS) was down 0.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $44.75 and last traded at $45.11, with a volume of 1,388,615 shares. The stock had previously closed at $45.26.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on CMS shares. SunTrust Banks Inc. dropped their price target on shares of CMS Energy Corp. from $43.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CMS Energy Corp. in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of CMS Energy Corp. from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, March 18th. Macquarie downgraded shares of CMS Energy Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $43.00 in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $47.00 target price (up previously from $45.00) on shares of CMS Energy Corp. in a research report on Saturday, July 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.21.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $43.28 and its 200-day moving average is $40.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.70 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.98.

CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.29 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.73 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that CMS Energy Corp. will post $2.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO John G. Russell sold 196,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.04, for a total transaction of $8,043,840.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Daniel J. Malone sold 3,639 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.95, for a total transaction of $149,017.05. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 149,331 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,115,104.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of CMS. World Asset Management Inc increased its stake in CMS Energy Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 30,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,105,000 after buying an additional 579 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in CMS Energy Corp. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 30,895 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,115,000 after buying an additional 310 shares in the last quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH increased its stake in CMS Energy Corp. by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 31,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,151,000 after buying an additional 6,300 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in CMS Energy Corp. by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,512,000 after buying an additional 4,304 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake in CMS Energy Corp. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 43,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,584,000 after buying an additional 661 shares in the last quarter.

CMS Energy Corporation (CMS Energy) is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company operates in three segments, which include Consumers Electric Utility, Consumers Gas Utility and Enterprises (non-utility operations and investments). CMS Energy, through its subsidiaries and equity investments, is engaged primarily in independent power production and owns power generation facilities fueled by natural gas and biomass.

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