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The AES Corporation (AES)

Who They Are: The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Arlington, Va. The AES Corporation trades an average of 6.8 million shares per day with a marketcap of $9.2 billion.

52 Week High: $13.82
52 Week Low: $9.44
Book Value: $8.46

AES is anticipated to report better second-quarter earnings before the market opens on Aug. 6. The consensus estimate is currently 29 cents a share, an improvement of 1 cent (3.4%) from 28 cents during the same period last year.

Over half the analysts covering AES rate the stock as a buy or strong buy. Five of the six analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. One analyst rates it a hold, and none of the analysts recommend selling.

The trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.4, the mean fiscal year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is 9.5, based on earnings of $1.26 per share this year.

Over the last month in trading, the stock lost ground. With a drop of 6.6%, it's been a tough month. The last date AES released earnings was May 4, and the closing price was $12.08. Based on a recent price of $12.11, shares are currently mildly up 0.2%.

Management has provided an improvement of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $17.27 billion last fiscal year compared to $15.83 billion in the previous year. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $58 million last fiscal year compared to $9 million in the previous year.

Almost zero interest by short sellers in shorting this stock. Short interest hardly moves the needle at 0.85%.

AES Revenue Per Share TTM ChartAES Revenue Per Share TTM data by YCharts

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