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NiSource (NI) Competitors

$28.04
-0.04 (-0.14%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

NI vs. CMS, AEE, WEC, ED, PEG, EVRG, LNT, ALE, XEL, and EXC

Should you be buying NiSource stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of NiSource include CMS Energy (CMS), Ameren (AEE), WEC Energy Group (WEC), Consolidated Edison (ED), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Evergy (EVRG), Alliant Energy (LNT), ALLETE (ALE), Xcel Energy (XEL), and Exelon (EXC). These companies are all part of the "electric & other services combined" industry.

NiSource vs.

NiSource (NYSE:NI) and CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, institutional ownership, risk, media sentiment, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.

NiSource pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. CMS Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. NiSource pays out 69.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CMS Energy pays out 62.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NiSource$5.51B2.28$714.30M$1.5318.33
CMS Energy$7.46B2.45$887M$3.2818.73

NiSource has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CMS Energy has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

NiSource has a net margin of 14.23% compared to CMS Energy's net margin of 13.19%. CMS Energy's return on equity of 12.83% beat NiSource's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NiSource14.23% 9.56% 2.69%
CMS Energy 13.19%12.83%3.03%

CMS Energy received 131 more outperform votes than NiSource when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.66% of users gave CMS Energy an outperform vote while only 54.10% of users gave NiSource an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
NiSourceOutperform Votes
416
54.10%
Underperform Votes
353
45.90%
CMS EnergyOutperform Votes
547
62.66%
Underperform Votes
326
37.34%

In the previous week, CMS Energy had 10 more articles in the media than NiSource. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for CMS Energy and 7 mentions for NiSource. CMS Energy's average media sentiment score of 1.38 beat NiSource's score of 1.26 indicating that CMS Energy is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
NiSource
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
CMS Energy
10 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

91.6% of NiSource shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.6% of CMS Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of NiSource shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of CMS Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

NiSource presently has a consensus price target of $29.71, suggesting a potential upside of 5.97%. CMS Energy has a consensus price target of $63.92, suggesting a potential upside of 4.05%. Given NiSource's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NiSource is more favorable than CMS Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NiSource
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
CMS Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.64

Summary

CMS Energy beats NiSource on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding NI 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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NI vs. The Competition

MetricNiSourceElectric & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$12.57B$16.29B$11.87B$17.79B
Dividend Yield3.77%3.65%4.05%3.55%
P/E Ratio18.3313.5796.6922.48
Price / Sales2.281.9921.0410.26
Price / Cash6.927.6618.0818.96
Price / Book1.281.611.825.91
Net Income$714.30M$828.52M$595.79M$976.87M
7 Day Performance-4.07%-1.45%-1.67%-1.53%
1 Month Performance-0.21%2.67%3.89%3.68%
1 Year Performance3.81%-5.62%3.95%24.48%

NiSource Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CMS
CMS Energy
4.633 of 5 stars
$62.39
flat
$63.75
+2.2%
+5.8%$18.60B$7.46B19.028,356Positive News
AEE
Ameren
4.6024 of 5 stars
$74.90
+0.6%
$79.90
+6.7%
-13.1%$19.97B$7.50B17.229,372Analyst Revision
WEC
WEC Energy Group
4.4056 of 5 stars
$84.42
-0.5%
$86.29
+2.2%
-8.4%$26.66B$8.89B18.437,000Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ED
Consolidated Edison
3.831 of 5 stars
$96.64
-0.2%
$88.46
-8.5%
+1.0%$33.42B$14.66B18.5514,592Analyst Revision
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
4.6363 of 5 stars
$73.74
+0.3%
$67.15
-8.9%
+23.4%$36.73B$11.24B20.4312,543Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
EVRG
Evergy
2.8112 of 5 stars
$55.30
-0.8%
$57.83
+4.6%
-8.2%$12.82B$5.54B17.904,658
LNT
Alliant Energy
4.5162 of 5 stars
$51.36
+0.0%
$51.38
+0.0%
-3.8%$13.17B$4.03B18.683,281Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
ALE
ALLETE
4.4709 of 5 stars
$62.94
-0.9%
$58.60
-6.9%
+3.1%$3.62B$1.88B15.131,560Analyst Forecast
XEL
Xcel Energy
4.4478 of 5 stars
$55.56
-0.5%
$62.83
+13.1%
-17.5%$30.87B$14.21B16.6811,311Dividend Cut
EXC
Exelon
2.4256 of 5 stars
$38.40
+0.7%
$38.83
+1.1%
-8.6%$38.40B$21.73B16.5519,962Analyst Revision

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This page (NYSE:NI) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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