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Things To Consider Before Buying The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES)

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) shares, rose in value on Friday, May 13, with the stock price up by 3.73% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $20.17.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $19.45, falling within a range of $19.135 and $20.13. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 0.86. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $27.00, and the low was $19.14. On the whole, AES has fluctuated by -20.45% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of The AES Corporation currently standing at about $13.22 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Feb 23, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.63, with its dividend yield at 3.25%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.45, which is expected to increase to $0.42 for fiscal year $1.53 and then to about $1.65 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 6.30% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 7.80%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.74 billion, with a low estimate of $2.48 billion and a high estimate of $3.06 billion. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 7.00%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $10.58 billion, representing an increase of 9.50% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that AES’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of AES currently trading nearly -7.08% and -12.23% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 36.64, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.39% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.00%. Furthermore, The AES Corporation (AES)’s beta value is 1.00, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.85.

A comparison of The AES Corporation (AES) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. AES showed an intraday change of 3.73% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it shrunk by -20.42%%. In comparison, NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) has moved higher at 1.53% today and is down -5.67% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has risen 0.51% today. The stock, however, is off 5.68% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 0.39% for Dominion Energy Inc. (D) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 5.77%% over the past year. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 2.35%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.53%.

Data on historical trading for The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 6.25 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 711.00 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.30% of The AES Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 94.80% of the company’s shares. The stock has fallen by -19.96% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the AES stock heading into the next quarter.

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