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CMS Energy (CMS) Tops Q3 Earnings, Misses Revenues Estimate

CMS Energy Corp.CMS is the holding company of Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) and CMS Enterprises Company (Enterprises). This Jackson, MI based firm's regulated electric power operations in Michigan generate a relatively stable and growing earnings stream.

The company is currently focused on several issues - capacity maximization, reliability improvement, clean power generation and infrastructure upgrade. It also continues to focus on its Smart Energy program, which will likely boost profits for the company going forward.

However, the possibility of lower gas and electric consumption and stringent environmental regulations are our major concern.

Estimates Revision & Earnings Surprise Trend

Investors should note that the third quarter Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings of 55 cents per share remained unchanged over the last 7 days.

Currently, CMS Energy has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could definitely change following CMS Energy's earnings report which was just released.You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

Coming to the surprise, the company has reported positive earnings surprises in three of the last four quarters with an average positive earnings surprise of 13.62%.

We have mentioned below some of the vital information from this just-revealed announcement:

Earnings: CMS Energy's third-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings were 62 cents, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 55 cents.

Revenue: The company's revenues of $1,527 million for the third quarter which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,530 million.

Key Stats to Note: CMS Energy has raised the lower end of its 2017 adjusted earnings per share to the range of $2.15-$2.18, from the earlier band of $2.14-$2.18.

CMS Energy Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

CMS Energy Corporation Price and EPS Surprise | CMS Energy Corporation Quote

Stock Price : In the pre-market trading session, CMS Energy's third quarter results made no significant impact on its share price. Yet, it would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the earnings release during the trading session today.

Check back later for our full write up on this CMS Energy earnings report later!

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