The AES Corporation (AES) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The AES Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.945984757445 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $3.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.97 billion. The AES Corporation had a positive return on equity of 15.86% and a negative net margin of 5.30%. The business’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AES shares. BidaskClub cut shares of The AES Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th. ValuEngine cut shares of The AES Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of The AES Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The AES Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.00.

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The AES Corporation Company Profile

The AES Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. It is organized into six strategic business units (SBUs): the United States; Andes; Brazil; Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (MCAC); Europe, and Asia.

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