The AES Corporation (AES) – A Trader’s Perspective

UBBEN JEFFREY W, Director, added 100,000 shares of The AES Corporation (AES) to its portfolio at the rate of $15.96 per share valuing $1,596,000 on May 13. The insider has now 4,146,500 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The AES Corporation (AES) was $16.76. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $16.90, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $17.04. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $16.64 and a 2nd Support Level at $16.52. The AES Corporation (AES) stock has lost -$0.33, or -1.93%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.39, or 2.38%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.52, or -8.32%. This year-to-date, The AES Corporation (AES) shares have gained $2.30, or 15.91%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The AES Corporation (AES) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 663,727 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $11,124,065K. The AES Corporation (AES) generates $10,736 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,203 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 30.02%, a 3-Year Total Return of 40.96%, and a 5-year Total Return of 7.92%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 225.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.137 per share on 04/30/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.26%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.55.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, The AES Corporation (AES) reported earnings of $0.28 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.30 per share, representing a -0.02 difference and 6.13% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.36 represented a 0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.32 per share, which was a 10.77% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.29 per share. This estimate came from a total of 3 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.31 and the low estimate was $0.27. In the year-ago quarter, The AES Corporation (AES) generated per-share earnings of $0.25. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +16.00% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 3 purchases (2,647,000 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 20 insider buys amounting to 3,215,233 shares and 32 insider sales amounting to 219,749 shares. In the past full year, 21 insider purchases were made (involving 3,306,263 shares) and 32 insider sell-offs equivalent to 219,749 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, The AES Corporation (AES) has a Current Ratio of 1.14, a Quick Ratio of 1.01 and a Cash Ratio of 0.42. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 472.11, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 82.52, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 59.33. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 549.75 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 75.43.