CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS) shares fell 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.

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

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $43.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.70 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.98.

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

In other CMS Energy Corp. news, CEO John G. Russell sold 196,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 24th. The stock was 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 SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Thomas J. Webb sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.52, for a total value of $4,152,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its position 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 worth $1,115,000 after buying an additional 310 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc increased its position 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 worth $1,105,000 after buying an additional 579 shares during the period. GAM Holding AG increased its position in CMS Energy Corp. by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 87,536 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,158,000 after buying an additional 597 shares during the period. ProShare Advisors LLC increased its position in CMS Energy Corp. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 43,903 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,584,000 after buying an additional 661 shares during the period. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in CMS Energy Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 81,743 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,949,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the period.

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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