Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT)?

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $44.41. 1,081,231 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,222,170. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $42.00.

Westport Fuel Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPRT) had an increase of 21.98% in short interest. Its up 21.98% from 3.14 million shares previously. (NASDAQ:WPRT) has declined 16.22% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.65% the S&P500. The firm operates in four divisions: Automotive, Industrial, Corporate and Technology Investments, and Cummins Westport Joint Venture. It now has negative earnings. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Alliant Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Therefore 67% are positive. Westport Innovations had 14 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $77.0 target. H.C. Wainwright maintained Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) on Tuesday, August 15 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 16. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 20 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Evercore given on Thursday, April 6. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 6 to "Market Perform".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 4,288 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $172,000 after purchasing an additional 326 shares during the last quarter.

Global X Management Co Limited Co holds 0.01% or 11,688 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 1.87 million shares. Pictet Asset has 0.04% invested in Cardinal Health, Inc. Wellington Management Grp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.02% or 2.23 million shares in its portfolio. Coastline Tru Co invested in 0.04% or 5,000 shares. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 87,511 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $3,637,000 after purchasing an additional 10,335 shares during the period. Aviva Public Limited Company accumulated 0.03% or 142,314 shares. Royal Bancorp Of Canada has 72,049 shares. (NASDAQ:WPRT) for 1,000 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Com accumulated 21,040 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Brandes Investment Lp reported 28,600 shares. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.80 earnings per share. analysts expect that Alliant Energy Corporation will post 1.96 EPS for the current year. Therefore 38% are positive. Alliant Energy's quarterly revenue was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Alliant Energy Corporation will post 1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, August 7 by Wolfe Research. Pacad Investment Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Alliant Energy during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Below is a list of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) latest ratings and price target changes. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal-Weight" on Friday, June 10. Barclays Capital maintained Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) on Friday, March 18 with "Overweight" rating. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, August 25 with "Buy". The stock has "Hold" rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has risen 11.22% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. LNT's profit will be $78.61M for 32.65 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Alliant Energy by 8.2% in the 2nd quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 24 investors sold LNT shares while 135 reduced holdings.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business.

Shares of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) traded up $0.20 on Thursday, reaching $44.54. Schroder Mgmt Group holds 0.08% or 1.11M shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.03% or 6.75 million shares. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Cohen & Steers owns 1.93M shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. National Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 0.04% stake. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru has 453,496 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) by 3.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of Alliant Energy by 229.2% during the 2nd quarter. Alliant Energy Corporation has a 52-week low of $35.93 and a 52-week high of $45.55.

Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd.

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