Alliant Energy Co. (NASDAQ:LNT – Get Free Report) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,210,000 shares, an increase of 9.5% from the October 15th total of 4,760,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,680,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days.
Alliant Energy Price Performance
Shares of Alliant Energy stock traded down $0.31 on Friday, reaching $49.17. The stock had a trading volume of 1,048,713 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,518,660. The business’s 50 day moving average is $49.60 and its two-hundred day moving average is $51.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. Alliant Energy has a 1 year low of $45.15 and a 1 year high of $57.52. The company has a market cap of $12.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 0.59.
Alliant Energy Dividend Announcement
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st were issued a $0.4525 dividend. This represents a $1.81 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 30th. Alliant Energy’s payout ratio is 66.06%.
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Wall Street Analyst Weigh In
Several research firms recently commented on LNT. Mizuho dropped their price objective on Alliant Energy from $55.00 to $51.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Scotiabank upgraded Alliant Energy from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $60.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Monday, October 16th. StockNews.com initiated coverage on Alliant Energy in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Guggenheim dropped their price objective on shares of Alliant Energy from $49.00 to $43.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Barclays reduced their target price on shares of Alliant Energy from $55.00 to $51.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.17.
About Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as a utility holding company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services. It operates through three segments: Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas Operations, and Utility Other. The company, through its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), primarily generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa; sells electricity to wholesale customers in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa; and generates and distributes steam in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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