| CMS Energy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an energy company. Co.'s subsidiaries include Consumers Energy Company, which is an electric and gas utility; and CMS Enterprises Company, which is a power producer and marketer. Co.'s segments are: electric utility, which includes the generation, purchase, distribution, and sale of electricity; gas utility, which includes the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas; and enterprises, its non-utility operations and investments, which engages in domestic independent power production, including the development and operation of renewable generation, and the marketing of independent power production. |
When researching a stock like CMS Energy, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CMS Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CMS stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting CMS RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.