NASDAQ:SPKE - Spark Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $8.10 -0.15 (-1.82 %) (As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$8.25Today's Range$8.05 - $8.3052-Week Range$7.95 - $16.15Volume230,800 shsAverage Volume187,453 shsMarket Capitalization$291.23 millionP/E Ratio-16.88Dividend Yield8.68%Beta-1.95 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Electricity and Retail Natural Gas. The company is involved in the retail distribution of electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2017, it operated in 94 utility service territories across 19 states and the District of Columbia, and had approximately 1,042,000 residential customer equivalents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Spark Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Retailco, LLC. Receive SPKE News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SPKE and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryN/A SectorUtilities SymbolNASDAQ:SPKE CUSIPN/A Webwww.sparkenergy.com Phone713-600-2600 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.01 Current Ratio2.20 Quick Ratio2.18 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-16.88 Forward P/E Ratio-16.88 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$798.05 million Price / Sales0.35 Cash Flow$1.1538 per share Price / Cash7.02 Book Value$4.65 per share Price / Book1.74 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.48) Net Income$18.85 million Net Margins1.10% Return on Equity8.44% Return on Assets2.28% Miscellaneous Employees176 Outstanding Shares34,880,000Market Cap$291.23 million Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) Frequently Asked Questions What is Spark Energy's stock symbol? Spark Energy trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPKE." How often does Spark Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Spark Energy? Spark Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 30th will be given a dividend of $0.1813 per share on Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.95%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 29th. View Spark Energy's Dividend History. When did Spark Energy's stock split? How did Spark Energy's stock split work? Shares of Spark Energy split before market open on Monday, June 19th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. The newly created shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, June 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Spark Energy stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split. How will Spark Energy's stock buyback program work? Spark Energy announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 19.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Spark Energy's earnings last quarter? Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ:SPKE) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The utilities provider had revenue of $232.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $200.33 million. Spark Energy had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 1.10%. View Spark Energy's Earnings History. When is Spark Energy's next earnings date? Spark Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Spark Energy. What price target have analysts set for SPKE? 3 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Spark Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $11.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Spark Energy's share price to reach $14.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 79.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Spark Energy. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Spark Energy? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Spark Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Spark Energy. Who are some of Spark Energy's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Spark Energy include Duke Energy (DUK), Exelon (EXC), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Consolidated Edison (ED), PG&E (PCG), WEC Energy Group (WEC), E.ON SE Sponsored ADR (Germany) (EONGY), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), Westar Energy (WR), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG) and ALLETE (ALE). Who are Spark Energy's key executives? Spark Energy's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Nathan Kroeker, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 44)Mr. Gil M. Melman, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 52)Mr. Jason K. Garrett, Exec. VP of Retail (Age 49)Mr. Robert Lawrence Lane, VP & CFO (Age 46)Mr. Michael Kuznar, Pres of Retailco Has Spark Energy been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about SPKE stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spark Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Spark Energy. Who are Spark Energy's major shareholders? Spark Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (2.79%), Millennium Management LLC (1.65%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (1.13%), Spark Investment Management LLC (1.08%), American Century Companies Inc. (0.95%) and Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.78%). Company insiders that own Spark Energy stock include Gil Melman, James G Jones II, Jason K Garrett, Nathan Kroeker, Robert Lawrence Lane and W Keith Maxwell III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Spark Energy. Which major investors are selling Spark Energy stock? SPKE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Macquarie Group Ltd., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Globeflex Capital L P and Advisors Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Spark Energy company stock in the last year include Gil Melman and Jason K Garrett. View Insider Buying and Selling for Spark Energy. Which major investors are buying Spark Energy stock? SPKE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Covalis Capital LLP, Spark Investment Management LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Citadel Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Spark Energy stock in the last two years include Gil Melman, James G Jones II, Jason K Garrett, Nathan Kroeker, Robert Lawrence Lane and W Keith Maxwell III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Spark Energy. How do I buy shares of Spark Energy? Shares of SPKE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Spark Energy's stock price today? One share of SPKE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.10. How big of a company is Spark Energy? Spark Energy has a market capitalization of $291.23 million and generates $798.05 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $18.85 million in net income (profit) each year or ($0.48) on an earnings per share basis. Spark Energy employs 176 workers across the globe. How can I contact Spark Energy? Spark Energy's mailing address is 12140 Wickchester Ln Suite 100, Houston TX, 77079. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 713-600-2600 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Spark Energy (NASDAQ SPKE)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 204 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 227 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 431MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Spark Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SPKE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SPKE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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