The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) price on Thursday, August 26, fall -0.64% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $24.10.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $24.26, moving within a range at $24.08 and $24.52. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.79. Turning to its 52-week performance, $29.07 and $17.12 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, AES moved -0.21% over the past month.
The AES Corporation’s market cap currently stands at around $15.71 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Nov 04, 2021 – Nov 08, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.60, with its dividend yield at 2.47%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.29, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $1.54 and about $1.67 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 6.90% for 2021 and 8.40% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $2.7 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $2.22 billion and $2.42 billion respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 21.80% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $9.95 billion, representing a 3.00% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that AES is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Sell as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Sell category.
AES’s current price about -0.54% and -3.08% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 46.34, while 7-day volatility ratio is 2.16% and 2.29% in the 30-day chart. Further, The AES Corporation (AES) has a beta value of 0.80, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.55.
In the market, a comparison of The AES Corporation (AES) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows AES’s intraday price has changed -0.64% today and 35.61% over the past year. Comparatively, NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) has moved -0.65% so far today and only 20.19% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) price has gained 0.03% on the day. However, the stock is 30.34% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Dominion Energy Inc. (D) is also down -0.44% in today’s trading while keeping a an uptrend of 0.08% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.30% and -0.13% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.
If we refocus on The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 4.55 million over the past 10 days and 4.88 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 666.00 million shares.
The 0.30% of The AES Corporation’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 98.70% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 6.92 million on Jun 14, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 1.38. The data shows that as of Jun 14, 2021 short interest in The AES Corporation (AES) stood at 1.04% of shares outstanding, with shares short falling to 9.27 million registered in May 13, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 3.23% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the AES stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.