NASDAQ:SPKE - Spark Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $8.2250 -0.19 (-2.26 %) (As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$8.41Today's Range$8.14 - $8.464852-Week Range$7.20 - $13.35Volume139,563 shsAverage Volume199,518 shsMarket Capitalization$301 millionP/E Ratio-17.14Dividend Yield8.97%Beta-0.81 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:SPKE Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.sparkenergy.com Phone713-600-2600Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.01 Current Ratio2.36 Quick Ratio2.33Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-17.14 Forward P/E Ratio-37.39 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$798.05 million Price / Sales0.36 Cash Flow$1.1329 per share Price / Cash Flow7.26 Book Value$4.65 per share Price / Book1.77Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.48) Net Income$18.85 million Net Margins1.38% Return on Equity11.17% Return on Assets2.90%Miscellaneous Employees176 Outstanding Shares34,880,000Market Cap$301 million OptionableOptionable 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, October 19th. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.1813 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. View Spark Energy's Dividend History. When did Spark Energy's stock split? How did Spark Energy's stock split work? Spark Energy's stock 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 payable to shareholders after the market closes 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 declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 19.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Spark Energy's earnings last quarter? Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ:SPKE) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.31. The utilities provider earned $258.48 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.69 million. Spark Energy had a net margin of 1.38% and a return on equity of 11.17%. 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, March 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Spark Energy. What price target have analysts set for SPKE? 2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Spark Energy's stock. Their predictions range from $11.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Spark Energy's stock price to reach $14.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 76.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Spark Energy. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Spark Energy? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Spark Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Spark Energy. Has Spark Energy been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about SPKE stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Spark Energy earned a coverage optimism score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Spark Energy's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Spark Energy include Unitil (UTL), Genie Energy (GNE), EuroSite Power (EUSP), Endesa (ELE) and Westar Energy (WR). Who are Spark Energy's key executives? Spark Energy's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Nathan Kroeker, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 45)Mr. Jason K. Garrett, Exec. VP of Retail (Age 50)Mr. Robert Lawrence Lane, VP & CFO (Age 47)Ms. C. Alexis Keene, Interim Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.Mr. Michael Kuznar, Pres of Retailco Who are Spark Energy's major shareholders? Spark Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sanders Morris Harris LLC (0.95%) and Virtu Financial LLC (0.03%). 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 institutional investors are selling Spark Energy stock? SPKE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sanders Morris Harris LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying Spark Energy stock? SPKE stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC. Company insiders that have bought Spark Energy stock in the last two years include James G Jones II, 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 $8.2250. How big of a company is Spark Energy? Spark Energy has a market capitalization of $301 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. What is Spark Energy's official website? The official website for Spark Energy is http://www.sparkenergy.com. 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 229 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 261 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 490MarketBeat'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. 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