Clearway Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEN) stock jumped 1.29% on Thursday to $25.17 against a previous-day closing price of $24.85. With 1.12 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.07 million shares. During the session, the Utilities – Renewable company that operates in wider Utilities sector, reached to the highest price of $25.27 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $24.88. The 52-week range on CWEN shows that it touched its highest point at $39.10 and its lowest point at $23.60 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $34.00. With its current market cap of 3.96 billion, CWEN has annualized dividend of $1.56 while the current yield stands at 6.18%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.70.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of CWEN was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.53%, but this was up by 0.88% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -15.39% while six-month performance fell -18.73%. The stock lost -35.13% in the past year, while it has lost -21.02% so far this year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 124.72 million CWEN shares are outstanding with a float of 81.35 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 1.23 million, which was 1.05% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Christopher S. Sotos as the firm’s Pres, CEO & Director, Ms. Sarah Rubenstein serves as its Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer.
Through their ownership of 91.76% of CWEN’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 52.39% of CWEN, in contrast to 35.26% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 1.43%. As the largest shareholder in CWEN with 10.32% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 8,500,901 shares worth 8,500,901. A second-largest stockholder of CWEN, BlackRock Fund Advisors, holds 5,332,928 shares, controlling over 6.47% of the firm’s shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC is the third largest shareholder in CWEN, holding 2,664,335 shares or 3.23% stake. With a 2.88% stake in CWEN, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 2,375,578 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund, which owns about 2.61% of CWEN stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 2,146,509 shares valued at 56.69 million. iShares II Plc – Global Clean Ene holds 1.83% of the stake in CWEN, owning 1,509,317 shares worth 39.86 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Jun 29, 2023, CWEN reported revenue of $368.00M and operating income of $118.00M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $259.00M and diluted EPS was $4.89.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CWEN since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With CWEN analysts setting a high price target of $38.00 and a low target of $29.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $32.90. Based on these targets, CWEN could surge 50.97% to reach the target high and rise by 15.22% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 30.71% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded CWEN stock several times over the past three months with 16 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 10,684 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 102 while that of sell transactions has risen to 26 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 550,377 while 833,240 shares were sold.