AES Corp (AES) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of AES Corp (NYSE:AES) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.50.

Several research analysts recently commented on AES shares. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of AES from $14.00 to $12.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Bank of America raised shares of AES from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of AES from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $14.00 price target on shares of AES and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of AES in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $12.00 price target for the company.

AES (NYSE:AES) opened at $10.32 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $6,782.17, a P/E ratio of -8.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.26. AES has a fifty-two week low of $9.86 and a fifty-two week high of $12.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.20.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.04%. This is an increase from AES’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. AES’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -44.44%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Trilogy Capital Inc. bought a new position in AES in the 4th quarter valued at $135,000. Cypress Capital Group bought a new position in AES in the 3rd quarter valued at $138,000. Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in AES in the 4th quarter valued at $142,000. Buckley Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in AES in the 4th quarter valued at $163,000. Finally, Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of AES during the 4th quarter valued at $186,000. 90.40% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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AES Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for AES (NYSE:AES)

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