Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Utilities Stocks: CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) and Northwest Gas (NYSE: NWN)

By Carrie Williams

Companies in the Utilities sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on CMS Energy (CMSResearch Report) and Northwest Gas (NWNResearch Report).

CMS Energy (CMS)

Wells Fargo analyst Neil Kalton maintained a Buy rating on CMS Energy on December 6. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $61.46.

According to TipRanks.com, Kalton is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.7% and a 64.6% success rate. Kalton covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Nextera Energy Partners, Edison International, and WEC Energy Group.

CMS Energy has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $65.25.

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Northwest Gas (NWN)

Wells Fargo analyst Sarah Akers maintained a Hold rating on Northwest Gas on December 6. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $68.23.

According to TipRanks.com, Akers is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 9.9% and a 80.0% success rate. Akers covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Pinnacle West Capital, Chesapeake Utilities, and Centerpoint Energy.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Northwest Gas with a $74.00 average price target.

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