The AES Corporation (NYSE: AESC) Bullish Outlook Still Prevails With Short Term Targets At $31.00


The AES Corporation (NYSE:AESC) does about 56.39K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 247805 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 17.25B USD. Its current market price is $95.38, marking a decrease of -0.28% compared to the previous close of $95.65. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $104.45 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $79.83. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $95.47 and a low of $94.71.

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The AES Corporation (AESC) has a 20-day trading average at $97.09 and the current price is -8.68% off the 52-week high compared with 19.48% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $98.96 and its 200-day simple moving average is $93.96. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.04%, which increases to 1.44% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 42.00 to suggest the stock is neutral.

14 analysts observing the The AES Corporation (AESC) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $30.00 and $33.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $31.30, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -204.73% over the period. The median price target is -207.68% away from the current levels at $31.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 14 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 1 advise that it is a overweight. 11 analysts have rated it as a buy and 1 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy.

The current price level is -1.88%, -3.71%, and 1.56% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the AESC price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. The AES Corporation (AESC) stock is down -1.10% over the week and -1.87% over the past month. Its price is -6.50% year-to-date and 7.97% over the past year.

Its 12-month price target is $31.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -204.73 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $30.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $33.00.

Outstanding shares total 10.00M with insiders holding 0.00% of the shares and institutional holders owning 104.53% of the company’s common stock. Price to book ratio is 24.78 and price to sales ratio is 1.40.

iShares Preferred & Income Securi raise their holdings by 0.05% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 7.52% position in The AES Corporation thanks to 0.78 million shares amounting to $78.35 million.


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