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NYSE:NEE

NextEra Energy - NEE Competitors

$84.70
+2.21 (+2.68%)
(As of 11/30/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$82.06
$84.90
50-Day Range
$70.64
$85.34
52-Week Range
$67.22
$93.73
Volume
8.96 million shs
Average Volume
6.08 million shs
Market Capitalization
$168.31 billion
P/E Ratio
43.66
Dividend Yield
2.06%
Price Target
$92.90

NEE vs. SO, D, AEP, DUK, SRE, NGG, BCE, ES, EIX, and ETR

Should you be buying NextEra Energy stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of NextEra Energy include Southern (SO), Dominion Energy (D), American Electric Power (AEP), Duke Energy (DUK), Sempra (SRE), National Grid (NGG), BCE (BCE), Eversource Energy (ES), Edison International (EIX), and Entergy (ETR). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

NextEra Energy vs.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, institutional ownership, dividends, media sentiment, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

NextEra Energy currently has a consensus price target of $92.90, indicating a potential upside of 9.68%. Southern has a consensus price target of $71.42, indicating a potential upside of 5.58%. Given NextEra Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe NextEra Energy is more favorable than Southern.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NextEra Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Southern
5 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

76.9% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of Southern shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Southern shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

NextEra Energy has a net margin of 19.30% compared to Southern's net margin of 12.52%. NextEra Energy's return on equity of 12.27% beat Southern's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NextEra Energy 19.30% 12.27% 3.73%
Southern 12.52% 12.21% 3.13%

NextEra Energy received 212 more outperform votes than Southern when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 74.08% of users gave NextEra Energy an outperform vote while only 51.83% of users gave Southern an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
NextEra EnergyOutperform Votes
723
74.08%
Underperform Votes
253
25.92%
SouthernOutperform Votes
511
51.83%
Underperform Votes
475
48.17%

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

NextEra Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Southern. Southern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NextEra Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$17.07 billion9.86$3.57 billion$1.9443.66
Southern$23.11 billion3.19$2.41 billion$3.1621.41

In the previous week, NextEra Energy and NextEra Energy both had 10 articles in the media. NextEra Energy's average media sentiment score of 0.75 beat Southern's score of -0.06 indicating that NextEra Energy is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
NextEra Energy
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Southern
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. NextEra Energy pays out 87.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Southern pays out 86.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Southern is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Southern on 14 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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NEE vs. The Competition

MetricNextEra EnergyElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$163.92B$12.97B$12.65B$13.78B
Dividend Yield2.06%4.15%3.58%3.66%
P/E Ratio43.6613.41125.0317.89
Price / Sales9.8617.211,767.0527.93
Price / Cash17.5310.8824.7438.97
Price / Book3.601.451.986.25
Net Income$3.57B$486.87M$961.53M$887.14M
7 Day Performance-0.26%1.90%1.17%1.10%
1 Month Performance8.99%4.04%5.88%4.09%
1 Year Performance-3.57%1.71%-3.47%-8.14%

NextEra Energy Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SO
Southern
2.3811 of 5 stars
$67.64
+2.9%
$71.42
+5.6%
+10.7%$73.64B$23.11B21.4127,300Analyst Revision
D
Dominion Energy
2.6755 of 5 stars
$61.11
+2.2%
$75.08
+22.9%
-14.2%$50.92B$13.96B21.9017,100Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
AEP
American Electric Power
2.1119 of 5 stars
$96.80
+2.3%
$99.60
+2.9%
+19.4%$49.74B$16.80B20.0416,688Short Interest ↑
DUK
Duke Energy
2.4884 of 5 stars
$99.93
+2.0%
$105.09
+5.2%
+3.0%$76.95B$25.10B20.1527,605Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
SRE
Sempra
2.0471 of 5 stars
$166.19
+3.0%
$166.40
+0.1%
+38.6%$52.24B$12.86B23.314,537
NGG
National Grid
1.2592 of 5 stars
$61.60
+1.6%
N/A-6.8%$48.10B$25.21B0.0030,756
BCE
BCE
2.1291 of 5 stars
$47.64
+1.1%
$64.18
+34.7%
-5.4%$43.44B$18.71B19.6049,781Short Interest ↑
ES
Eversource Energy
2.2411 of 5 stars
$82.86
+2.7%
$89.00
+7.4%
+0.7%$28.86B$9.86B20.669,227Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
EIX
Edison International
2.5299 of 5 stars
$66.66
+5.0%
$68.00
+2.0%
+2.1%$25.46B$14.91B35.2713,003High Trading Volume
ETR
Entergy
2.6645 of 5 stars
$116.27
+3.1%
$122.00
+4.9%
+15.9%$23.66B$11.74B18.8812,369Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
This page (NYSE:NEE) was last updated on 12/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff