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$72.94
Now: $74.01
$75.03
50-Day Range
$68.33
MA: $77.07
$302.65
52-Week Range
$43.70
Now: $74.01
$77.01
Volume7.66 million shs
Average Volume9.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$144.99 billion
P/E Ratio10.21
Dividend Yield1.88%
Beta0.2

Competitors

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Vs. DUK, SO, AEP, EXC, XEL, and ES

Should you be buying NEE stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "electric utilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to NextEra Energy, including Duke Energy (DUK), Southern (SO), American Electric Power (AEP), Exelon (EXC), Xcel Energy (XEL), and Eversource Energy (ES).

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) and NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Duke Energy and NextEra Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Duke Energy011402.27
NextEra Energy05902.64

Duke Energy currently has a consensus target price of $93.2143, indicating a potential upside of 1.06%. NextEra Energy has a consensus target price of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Given Duke Energy's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Duke Energy is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Dividends

Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% 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 pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years. Duke Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.8% of Duke Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Duke Energy and NextEra Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Duke Energy8.76%8.10%2.33%
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Duke Energy and NextEra Energy's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Duke Energy$25.08 billion2.70$3.75 billion$5.0618.23
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84

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

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Duke Energy on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NextEra Energy and Southern, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy05902.64
Southern37502.13

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus target price of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Southern has a consensus target price of $62.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.80%. Given Southern's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Southern is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. NextEra Energy pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Southern pays out 82.3% 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 has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years. Southern is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of Southern shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Southern shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Southern's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%
Southern15.83%10.47%2.81%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and Southern's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84
Southern$21.42 billion2.87$4.75 billion$3.1118.72

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

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Southern on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NextEra Energy and American Electric Power, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy05902.64
American Electric Power141102.63

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus target price of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. American Electric Power has a consensus target price of $95.8667, indicating a potential upside of 5.88%. Given American Electric Power's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Electric Power is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. American Electric Power pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. NextEra Energy pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Electric Power pays out 66.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.2% of American Electric Power shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of American Electric Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Electric Power has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and American Electric Power's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%
American Electric Power12.56%10.24%2.69%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and American Electric Power's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84
American Electric Power$15.56 billion2.89$1.92 billion$4.2421.35

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

Summary

NextEra Energy beats American Electric Power on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NextEra Energy and Exelon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy05902.64
Exelon221002.57

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus target price of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Exelon has a consensus target price of $46.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.54%. Given Exelon's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelon is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Exelon pays an annual dividend of $1.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. NextEra Energy pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exelon pays out 49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of Exelon shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Exelon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exelon has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Exelon's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%
Exelon6.43%8.47%2.35%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and Exelon's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84
Exelon$35.99 billion1.09$2.01 billion$3.1212.87

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

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Exelon on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and Xcel Energy's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84
Xcel EnergyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Xcel Energy.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Xcel Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%
Xcel EnergyN/AN/AN/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. NextEra Energy pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NextEra Energy and Xcel Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy05902.64
Xcel Energy211202.00

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus target price of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Xcel Energy has a consensus target price of $67.1429, indicating a potential downside of 5.09%. Given Xcel Energy's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Xcel Energy on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and Eversource Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.55$3.77 billion$8.378.84
Eversource Energy$8.53 billion3.56$909.05 million$3.4525.64

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

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Eversource Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy18.71%10.55%3.65%
Eversource Energy13.52%8.99%2.83%

Volatility & Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Eversource Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. NextEra Energy pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for NextEra Energy and Eversource Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy05902.64
Eversource Energy28502.20

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus price target of $69.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Eversource Energy has a consensus price target of $90.60, indicating a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Eversource Energy's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eversource Energy is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Eversource Energy on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


NextEra Energy Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
1.8$92.24-1.4%$67.84 billion$25.08 billion32.83Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Heavy News Reporting
Southern logo
SO
Southern
1.9$58.21-0.3%$61.48 billion$21.42 billion18.90Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Heavy News Reporting
American Electric Power logo
AEP
American Electric Power
1.6$90.54-0.2%$44.94 billion$15.56 billion23.52
Exelon logo
EXC
Exelon
2.1$40.16-1.5%$39.14 billion$35.99 billion12.87Upcoming Earnings
Xcel Energy logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
1.1$70.74-0.7%$37.16 billionN/A0.00Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Heavy News Reporting
Eversource Energy logo
ES
Eversource Energy
1.4$88.46-0.5%$30.31 billion$8.53 billion25.27Upcoming Earnings
PPL logo
PPL
PPL
2.4$27.59-1.1%$21.21 billion$7.77 billion12.00Upcoming Earnings
Edison International logo
EIX
Edison International
2.3$56.07-0.9%$21.21 billion$12.35 billion18.09Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
2.1$101.48-1.3%$20.32 billion$10.88 billion16.58Earnings Announcement
FirstEnergy logo
FE
FirstEnergy
2.0$31.81-0.2%$17.24 billion$11.04 billion25.65Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
1.9$83.26-0.6%$9.37 billion$3.47 billion15.65Heavy News Reporting
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
2.2$30.96-0.4%$6.20 billion$2.23 billion-51.60Upcoming Earnings
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.0$88.18-0.4%$4.45 billion$1.35 billion19.00Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.7$49.82-0.0%$3.97 billion$1.46 billion22.54High Trading Volume
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
2.1$32.51-0.5%$3.55 billion$2.87 billion16.67Upcoming Earnings
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
2.4$39.61-0.3%$3.55 billion$2.12 billion15.06Dividend Announcement
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
2.1$51.73-1.3%$2.68 billion$1.24 billion16.02
MGE Energy logo
MGEE
MGE Energy
2.2$65.10-0.3%$2.35 billion$568.85 million24.66Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
2.2$38.25-0.0%$1.56 billion$919.50 million17.79Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
Unitil logo
UTL
Unitil
2.3$35.84-4.5%$537.49 million$438.20 million16.67Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
This page was last updated on 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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