The AES (AES) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about The AES (NYSE:AES) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The AES earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0073499779625 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of The AES from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub raised shares of The AES from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The AES from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of The AES in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of The AES in a report on Friday, September 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The AES currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.75.

The AES (NYSE:AES) traded down $0.05 on Tuesday, reaching $10.72. 4,910,818 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,323,023. The company has a market cap of $7,080.00, a P/E ratio of 10.56, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.21. The AES has a 52 week low of $10.00 and a 52 week high of $12.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.20, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.99.

The AES (NYSE:AES) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $3.63 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.63 billion. The AES had a positive return on equity of 15.14% and a negative net margin of 5.43%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that The AES will post 1.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st were issued a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.48%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. The AES’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,600.00%.

In other news, insider Andres Gluski purchased 24,632 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.17 per share, with a total value of $250,507.44. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 868,396 shares in the company, valued at $8,831,587.32. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Santos Bernerd Da purchased 4,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.60 per share, with a total value of $49,820.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief operating officer now owns 96,186 shares in the company, valued at $1,019,571.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 38,832 shares of company stock valued at $401,407. 1.09% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About The AES

The AES Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. It is organized into six strategic business units (SBUs): the United States; Andes; Brazil; Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (MCAC); Europe, and Asia.

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