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Is CMS Energy Corp.(NYSE: CMS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE: CMS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1984. CMS Energy Corp. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for CMS Energy Corp., is 2181.29, and so far today it has a volume of 695140. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1984 is 26.67%.

To help you determine whether CMS Energy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.71 and forward P/E is 20.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CMS Energy Corp. has a value for PEG of 3.55. P/S ratio is 2.05 and the P/B ratio is 3.03. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 71.08 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price CMS Energy Corp. is trading at, 44.83 (-0.38% today), CMS Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 67.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.89% after growing 8.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -19.50%, and -14.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 279.59, and the number of shares float is 277.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 92.90%. The float short is 3.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.4. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.50%, and also a return on investment of 6.70%.

The ability for CMS Energy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 2.02 and total debt/equity is 2.25. In terms of margins, CMS Energy Corp. has a gross margin of 64.00%, with its operating margin at 17.90%, and CMS Energy Corp. has a profit margin of 7.90%.

The 52 week high is -3.07%, with 44.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.61% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.02%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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