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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 1988.79, and so far today it has a volume of 573326. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1984 is 23.49%.

To help you determine whether CMS Energy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.33 and forward P/E is 20. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CMS Energy Corp. has a value for PEG of 3.07. P/S ratio is 1.97 and the P/B ratio is 2.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 31.57 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price CMS Energy Corp. is trading at, 42.9 (-1.54% today), CMS Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.85%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 61.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.95, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.93% after growing 8.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 83.00%, and 1.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 278.94, and the number of shares float is 277.67. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 93.30%. The float short is 3.63%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.06. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 6.70%.

The ability for CMS Energy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 2.07 and total debt/equity is 2.29. In terms of margins, CMS Energy Corp. has a gross margin of 64.10%, with its operating margin at 19.20%, and CMS Energy Corp. has a profit margin of 8.80%.

The 52 week high is -6.60%, with 38.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.92% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.05%.

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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