The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $12.48. The stock traded with the volume of 5.51 Million in the last trading session. The AES Corporation opened at $11.73 and closed by showing a decrease of -3.62%. The Bid price in the last session was $11.45 x 277700 and the Ask price was $11.46 x 49500. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

The AES Corporation has the Market Capitalization of 7.55 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $13.32 and 52-Week Low of $8.22 and it touched its 52-week high on Sep 23, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The AES Corporation reported its last Earnings on Nov 04 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.32/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.33/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $-0.01/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of -3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 22 – Feb 27 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; The AES Corporation has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 8.8%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 115.4%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of -3.38% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 3.05% per annum.

11 number of analysts also provided their insight on The AES Corporation, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $12.48. They also projected Low Price Target as $10 while High Price Target is set at $15.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 1 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 5 reported it as Buy.5 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 1 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

The AES Corporation annual Divided is 0.44 while it’s Dividend Yield is 3.84%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 61.23 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 10.22. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.56 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.62, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 3.93 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 57.62.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of -0.1 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -1.8% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 2.8%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -1.82% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -3.98 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.29 percent.

A look at performance overview of The AES Corporation depicts that Performance (Week) is 0.35 percent while Performance Month is -2.72%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -4.25% and Half Year Performance value stands at 7.58%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 19.42 percent. The AES Corporation has its YTD performance of 24.54 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 6 Mar 2016 where Officer Souza (Fabian) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 2764 shares were traded at a price of $10.96. Another insider trade includes General Counsel Miller (Brian Arnold) who also initiated a transaction in which 27976 shares were traded on 18 Feb 2016 as “Buy”. On 18 Feb 2016 Chief Financial Officer O’Flynn (Thomas M) traded 47179 shares as “Buy” at $0. Chief Technology Officer Hackenson (Elizabeth) Sell 910 shares on 18 Feb 2016 at the price of $9.41.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm BofA/Merrill on 22-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Neutral to Underperform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 4-Oct-16, Barclays took an action “Downgrade” from Overweight to Equal Weight. On 3-Oct-16, the stock was Downgrade to Sell by UBS.