NASDAQ:SPKE - Spark Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $8.47 -0.02 (-0.24 %) (As of 12/16/2018 05:14 AM ET)Previous Close$8.47Today's Range$8.42 - $8.7052-Week Range$7.33 - $13.35Volume126,365 shsAverage Volume117,190 shsMarket Capitalization$296.11 millionP/E Ratio-17.65Dividend Yield8.54%Beta-1.42 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 Phone713-600-2600 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.01 Current Ratio2.36 Quick Ratio2.33 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-17.65 Forward P/E Ratio-38.50 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$798.05 million Price / Sales0.37 Cash Flow$1.1863 per share Price / Cash Flow7.14 Book Value$4.65 per share Price / Book1.82 Profitability 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$296.11 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.1813 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.56%. 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? Shares of Spark Energy split on Monday, June 19th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. The newly issued shares were distributed 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 19.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Spark Energy's earnings last quarter? Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ:SPKE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.31. The utilities provider had revenue of $258.48 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.69 million. Spark Energy had a return on equity of 11.17% and a net margin of 1.38%. 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 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Spark Energy's shares. 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 71.2% 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 been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Spark Energy earned a media sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. 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), WEC Energy Group (WEC), E.ON SE Sponsored ADR (Germany) (EONGY), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), PG&E (PCG), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), SCANA (SCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), ALLETE (ALE) and NorthWestern (NWE). 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 Who are Spark Energy's major shareholders? Spark Energy's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.93%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.93%), Vanguard Group Inc (1.77%), Nordea Investment Management AB (1.45%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.89%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.60%). 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 Sanders Morris Harris LLC, Heartland Advisors Inc., American Century Companies Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, AQR Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and TIAA CREF Investment Management 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 major investors are buying Spark Energy stock? SPKE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Cim Investment Mangement Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Jefferies Group LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Trexquant Investment LP and Bridgeway Capital Management Inc.. 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 $8.47. How big of a company is Spark Energy? Spark Energy has a market capitalization of $296.11 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: 221 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 258 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 479MarketBeat'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. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are catch-up contributions?