Can The AES Corporation (AES) Remain Competitive?

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) went up by 0.61% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $21.23. The company’s stock price has collected 1.97% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 09/19/20 that It’s time for income-seeking investors to take a fresh look at these 28 utility stocks

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Is It Worth Investing in The AES Corporation (NYSE :AES) Right Now?

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 63.77 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AES is at 0.92. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for The AES Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $20.00, which is $1.89 above the current price. AES currently public float of 662.70M and currently shorts hold a 1.95% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AES was 5.16M shares.

AES’s Market Performance

AES stocks went up by 1.97% for the week, with a monthly jump of 2.03% and a quarterly performance of 25.68%, while its annual performance rate touched 11.51%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.69% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.99% for The AES Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.99% for AES stocks with a simple moving average of 12.30% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AES

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AES stocks, with Seaport Global Securities repeating the rating for AES by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for AES in the upcoming period, according to Seaport Global Securities is $17 based on the research report published on May 20th of the current year 2020.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AES reach a price target of $18, previously predicting the price at $22. The rating they have provided for AES stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on April 02nd, 2020.

BofA/Merrill gave a rating of “Buy” to AES, setting the target price at $15 in the report published on March 30th of the current year.

AES Trading at 5.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AES to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -14.70% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.99%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.69%, as shares surge +1.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.44% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AES rose by +1.97%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.28% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $17.94. In addition, The AES Corporation saw -8.99% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AES starting from UBBEN JEFFREY W, who purchase 500,000 shares at the price of $12.22 back on Jun 11. After this action, UBBEN JEFFREY W now owns 5,346,500 shares of The AES Corporation, valued at $6,110,000 using the latest closing price.

UBBEN JEFFREY W, the Director of The AES Corporation, purchase 500,000 shares at $11.67 during a trade that took place back on May 15, which means that UBBEN JEFFREY W is holding 4,846,500 shares at $5,835,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AES

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +21.26 for the present operating margin
  • +23.18 for the gross margin

The net margin for The AES Corporation stands at +2.96. The total capital return value is set at 8.28, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.37. Equity return is now at value 6.90, with 0.60 for asset returns.

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Based on The AES Corporation (AES), the company’s capital structure generated 526.52 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 84.04. Total debt to assets is 60.78, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 619.69. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 76.30.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 754.00M with total debt to EBITDA at 6.28. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.44, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.58. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.05 and the total asset turnover is 0.31. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.03.

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