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AES (AES) Competitors

$19.61
-0.05 (-0.25%)
(As of 01:36 PM ET)

AES vs. LNT, NRG, CMS, AEE, PNW, ORA, GNE, MGEE, PCG, and SRE

Should you be buying AES stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AES include Alliant Energy (LNT), NRG Energy (NRG), CMS Energy (CMS), Ameren (AEE), Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), Ormat Technologies (ORA), Genie Energy (GNE), MGE Energy (MGEE), PG&E (PCG), and Sempra (SRE).

AES vs.

AES (NYSE:AES) and Alliant Energy (NASDAQ:LNT) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking and risk.

In the previous week, Alliant Energy had 1 more articles in the media than AES. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Alliant Energy and 7 mentions for AES. Alliant Energy's average media sentiment score of 1.72 beat AES's score of 1.69 indicating that Alliant Energy is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
AES
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
Alliant Energy
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

93.1% of AES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of Alliant Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of AES shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Alliant Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Alliant Energy has a net margin of 17.53% compared to AES's net margin of 4.40%. AES's return on equity of 36.23% beat Alliant Energy's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AES4.40% 36.23% 4.06%
Alliant Energy 17.53%10.57%3.38%

AES received 362 more outperform votes than Alliant Energy when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.60% of users gave AES an outperform vote while only 34.33% of users gave Alliant Energy an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AESOutperform Votes
385
61.60%
Underperform Votes
240
38.40%
Alliant EnergyOutperform Votes
23
34.33%
Underperform Votes
44
65.67%

AES pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Alliant Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. AES pays out 95.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Alliant Energy pays out 69.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alliant Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Alliant Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AES. Alliant Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AES, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AES$12.67B1.10$249M$0.7227.31
Alliant Energy$4.03B3.17$703M$2.7518.13

AES presently has a consensus price target of $22.50, indicating a potential upside of 14.45%. Alliant Energy has a consensus price target of $51.38, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%. Given AES's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AES is more favorable than Alliant Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AES
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.63
Alliant Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.43

AES has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliant Energy has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AES beats Alliant Energy on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AES and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AES vs. The Competition

MetricAESElectric, gas & sanitary services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$13.97B$8.37B$12.64B$17.64B
Dividend Yield3.39%2.82%4.17%3.58%
P/E Ratio27.3125.1793.7425.25
Price / Sales1.102.5525.7014.44
Price / Cash4.908.7917.8819.23
Price / Book2.562.491.884.98
Net Income$249M$183.35M$553.65M$976.96M
7 Day Performance-3.49%-2.47%-1.22%0.34%
1 Month Performance-1.50%-3.88%-0.53%-1.05%
1 Year Performance-5.57%-3.24%-0.53%8.62%

AES Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LNT
Alliant Energy
4.7688 of 5 stars
$49.95
-0.5%
$51.38
+2.9%
-6.4%$12.81B$4.03B18.163,281Positive News
NRG
NRG Energy
3.5623 of 5 stars
$80.84
-0.3%
$68.00
-15.9%
+134.2%$16.85B$28.82B11.4518,131Positive News
CMS
CMS Energy
4.5092 of 5 stars
$60.17
-0.4%
$64.27
+6.8%
-0.4%$17.93B$7.46B18.348,356Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
AEE
Ameren
4.767 of 5 stars
$70.56
-0.3%
$79.70
+13.0%
-16.0%$18.82B$7.50B16.229,372Insider Selling
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
3.8506 of 5 stars
$76.24
-0.4%
$76.04
-0.3%
-5.4%$8.66B$4.70B16.616,133Positive News
ORA
Ormat Technologies
4.4245 of 5 stars
$76.10
+3.1%
$84.29
+10.8%
-10.4%$4.60B$868.36M34.281,576Positive News
GNE
Genie Energy
0.704 of 5 stars
$14.98
+2.2%
N/A+4.4%$406.41M$428.71M29.96198Gap Up
MGEE
MGE Energy
3.0976 of 5 stars
$77.31
+1.1%
$68.00
-12.0%
-0.5%$2.80B$690.43M23.29723Positive News
PCG
PG&E
3.7506 of 5 stars
$18.26
-0.3%
$20.25
+10.9%
+7.1%$52.58B$24.43B16.3028,010Analyst Upgrade
Options Volume
SRE
Sempra
3.9834 of 5 stars
$75.68
+0.0%
$82.00
+8.4%
+2.8%$47.69B$16.72B16.7616,835Positive News

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This page (NYSE:AES) was last updated on 6/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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