Analysts See Strong Upside in AES from Its Current Levels
According to Wall Street analysts, AES (AES) has a one-year price target of $12.52—compared to its current price of $11.07. It implies an estimated upside of nearly 13% in one year.
It’s one of the most attractive upsides among the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU). Southern Company’s (SO) price target is $50.67. Its current market price is $50.37. It implies a rise of just 0.6% over the next year. Duke Energy’s (DUK) price target is $80.67. Its current market price is $81.87. It implies a fall of 1.5% over the next year.
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Of the 12 analysts tracking AES, five recommend it as a “hold,” four recommend it as a “buy,” one recommends it as a “strong buy,” and two recommend it as a “sell.”
Read Hawkish Fed or Helpful Weather: What Will Drive Utilities in 2017? to learn how utilities (XLU) might be positioned in 2017.