Alliant Energy Corporation reported third-quarter 2022 operating earnings of 93 cents, which is -8.8% lower than the year-ago figure.
The company’s revenues climbed +10.8% year over year to $1,135 million in the quarter, on the back of its Electric and Gas operations growth. Retail electric and gas utility customers increased 0.8% and 0.7% year over year, respectively. Gas volumes sold and transported were up +16.7% year over year.
Total operating expenses in the quarter were +12.4% higher from the year-ago period.
Alliant Energy boosted its 2022 earnings forecast to a range of $2.76 to $2.83, from prior outlook of $2.67 to $2.81 per share. The hike in mid-point of the forecast is primarily due to the estimated temperature effects on retail electric and gas sales through the first three quarters of 2022. The company expects 2022 capital expenditure to be $1,540 million, and $10,015 million for the 2022-2026 time horizon.
The Aroon Indicator for LNT entered a downward trend on June 02, 2023. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor identified a pattern where the AroonDown red line was above 70 while the AroonUp green line was below 30 for three straight days. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. A.I.dvisor looked at 146 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator formed such a pattern. In of the 146 cases the stock moved lower. This puts the odds of a downward move at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 11, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on LNT as a result. In of 96 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for LNT turned negative on May 02, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 56 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 56 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
LNT moved below its 50-day moving average on May 16, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for LNT crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 23, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 16 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where LNT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where LNT's RSI Oscillator exited the oversold zone, of 20 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator suggests the stock price trend may be in a reversal from a downward trend to an upward trend. of 59 cases where LNT's Stochastic Oscillator exited the oversold zone resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where LNT advanced for three days, in of 342 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
LNT may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 68, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. LNT’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (2.065) is normal, around the industry mean (1.722). P/E Ratio (19.920) is within average values for comparable stocks, (42.819). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.792) is also within normal values, averaging (2.870). Dividend Yield (0.034) settles around the average of (0.051) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (3.100) is also within normal values, averaging (3.348).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly better than average sales and a considerably profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a provider of electricity and natural gas services
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, LNT has been closely correlated with XEL. These tickers have moved in lockstep 92% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if LNT jumps, then XEL could also see price increases.