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NYSE:NEE

NextEra Energy Stock Competitors

$83.96
+1.93 (+2.35 %)
(As of 10/20/2021 03:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$81.20
$84.66
50-Day Range
$77.27
$86.48
52-Week Range
$68.33
$87.69
Volume495,895 shs
Average Volume7.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$164.68 billion
P/E Ratio52.64
Dividend Yield1.90%
Beta0.19

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Vs. DUK, SO, ES, PPL, EIX, ETR, FE, PNW, OGE, and IDA

Should you be buying NextEra Energy stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of NextEra Energy include Duke Energy (DUK), The Southern (SO), Eversource Energy (ES), PPL (PPL), Edison International (EIX), Entergy (ETR), FirstEnergy (FE), Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), OGE Energy (OGE), and IDACORP (IDA). These companies are all part of the "electric utilities" industry.

NextEra Energy vs.

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

The Southern has higher revenue and earnings than NextEra Energy. The 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$18.00 billion9.15$2.92 billion$2.3136.35
The Southern$20.38 billion3.30$3.13 billion$3.2519.53

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. NextEra Energy pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Southern pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

NextEra Energy has a net margin of 18.69% compared to The Southern's net margin of 14.47%. The Southern's return on equity of 11.43% beat NextEra Energy's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NextEra Energy 18.69% 10.84% 3.70%
The Southern 14.47% 11.43% 3.00%

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.19, meaning that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Southern has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

NextEra Energy received 198 more outperform votes than The Southern when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 76.03% of users gave NextEra Energy an outperform vote while only 53.54% of users gave The Southern an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
NextEra EnergyOutperform Votes
704
76.03%
Underperform Votes
222
23.97%
The SouthernOutperform Votes
506
53.54%
Underperform Votes
439
46.46%

74.7% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of The Southern shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of The Southern shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus target price of $85.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.54%. The Southern has a consensus target price of $68.75, indicating a potential upside of 8.34%. Given The Southern's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Southern is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NextEra Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.78
The Southern
3 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.42

In the previous week, NextEra Energy had 26 more articles in the media than The Southern. MarketBeat recorded 35 mentions for NextEra Energy and 9 mentions for The Southern. NextEra Energy's average media sentiment score of 0.81 beat The Southern's score of 0.22 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
11 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
The Southern
0 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

NextEra Energy beats The Southern on 11 of the 20 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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NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) vs. Its Competitors

TypeNextEra EnergyElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Dividend Yield1.90%4.39%3.68%2.77%
P/E Ratio52.6416.2614.3327.78
Net Margins18.69%-17.37%6.71%-85.58%

NextEra Energy Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DUK
Duke Energy
2.4631 of 5 stars
$102.21
+1.1%
$103.91
+1.7%
N/A$78.63B$23.87B26.692,018Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
SO
The Southern
2.4532 of 5 stars
$63.46
+0.8%
$68.67
+8.2%
N/A$67.19B$20.38B21.372,018Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ES
Eversource Energy
2.3515 of 5 stars
$86.34
+0.2%
$88.57
+2.6%
N/A$29.67B$8.90B23.799,299Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
PPL
PPL
2.7304 of 5 stars
$29.21
+1.1%
$36.09
+23.6%
N/A$22.48B$7.61B-18.142,018
EIX
Edison International
2.9814 of 5 stars
$58.98
+2.5%
$66.00
+11.9%
N/A$22.40B$13.58B27.432,020Analyst Revision
ETR
Entergy
2.6182 of 5 stars
$103.99
+1.9%
$117.57
+13.1%
N/A$20.90B$10.11B16.912,018Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
FE
FirstEnergy
2.2065 of 5 stars
$37.33
+1.2%
$41.00
+9.8%
N/A$20.31B$10.79B18.4812,153Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
2.7965 of 5 stars
$68.34
+1.6%
$76.95
+12.6%
N/A$7.71B$3.59B13.322,018Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
OGE
OGE Energy
2.6215 of 5 stars
$34.02
+1.2%
$36.60
+7.6%
N/A$6.81B$2.12B17.182,360
IDA
IDACORP
2.2381 of 5 stars
$104.66
+1.1%
$105.00
+0.3%
N/A$5.29B$1.35B20.811,947
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.3432 of 5 stars
$41.91
+1.2%
$37.75
+9.9%
N/A$4.58B$2.58B18.883,702
POR
Portland General Electric
2.6582 of 5 stars
$48.30
+1.3%
$49.80
+3.1%
N/A$4.32B$2.15B26.692,870
PNM
PNM Resources
2.0015 of 5 stars
$49.79
+0.2%
$50.67
+1.8%
N/A$4.27B$1.52B20.321,708
ALE
ALLETE
2.7065 of 5 stars
$62.14
+1.4%
$67.33
+8.4%
N/A$3.25B$1.17B19.421,332
MGEE
MGE Energy
2.4431 of 5 stars
$76.37
+1.0%
$73.00
+4.4%
N/A$2.76B$538.63M26.15723Dividend Cut
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
OTTR
Otter Tail
2.2848 of 5 stars
$59.22
+2.1%
$67.00
+13.1%
N/A$2.46B$890.11M19.352,074Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
ARRY
Array Technologies
2.8614 of 5 stars
$18.65
+9.4%
$31.62
+69.6%
N/A$2.37B$872.66M-155.42389Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
Gap Down
UTL
Unitil
2.4448 of 5 stars
$43.09
+0.4%
$49.00
+13.7%
N/A$688.02M$418.60M18.26512News Coverage
This page was last updated on 10/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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