NRG Energy Company Profile (NYSE:NRG)

About NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)

NRG Energy logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is an integrated power company. The Company is engaged in producing, selling and delivering electricity and related products and services in various markets in the United States. The Company's segments include Generation, Retail, Renewables, NRG Yield, Inc. (NRG Yield) and Corporate activities. The Generation segment includes generation, international and Boston Energy Trading and Marketing LLC (BETM). The Retail segment includes Mass customers and Business Solutions. Its Business Solutions include commercial, industrial and governmental/institutional (C&I) customers, and other distributed and reliability products. The Renewables segment includes solar and wind assets. The NRG Yield segment includes certain of the Company's contracted generation assets. The corporate activities segment includes residential solar and electric vehicle services. The Company owned and operated approximately 47,000 megawatts (MW) of generation, as of December 31, 2016.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders
  • Symbol: NYSE:NRG
  • CUSIP: 62937750
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.04 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 316,461,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $24.80
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $20.76
  • 52 Week Range: $9.84 - $26.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.60
  • P/E Growth: 0.38
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $12.53 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.64
  • Book Value: $3.23 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.86
  • Annual Dividend: $0.12
  • Dividend Yield: 0.5%
  • EBITDA: $2.5 billion
  • Net Margins: -10.67%
  • Return on Equity: 12.38%
  • Return on Assets: 1.85%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.55%
  • Current Ratio: 1.27%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
  • Average Volume: 5.70 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.24
  • Short Ratio: 0.68

Frequently Asked Questions for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)

What is NRG Energy's stock symbol?

NRG Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NRG."

How often does NRG Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for NRG Energy?

NRG Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. View NRG Energy's Dividend History.

How were NRG Energy's earnings last quarter?

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.31. The business earned $2.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.19 billion. NRG Energy had a positive return on equity of 12.38% and a negative net margin of 10.67%. The company's revenue was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.61) EPS. View NRG Energy's Earnings History.

When will NRG Energy make its next earnings announcement?

NRG Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for NRG Energy.

Where is NRG Energy's stock going? Where will NRG Energy's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for NRG Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect NRG Energy's stock price to reach $22.29 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for NRG Energy.

What are analysts saying about NRG Energy stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about NRG Energy stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of NRG Energy have gained more than the industry in the last six months. NRG Energy is gaining from its asset drop-down program that is in sync with its long-term growth strategy. Its cost saving measures, debt reduction plans and expansion of renewable operations should further drive growth. It does not depend ona single customer to generate revenues, therefore, migration of customers to other operators have lesser impact on its performance. However, stringent environmental regulations, fluctuating weather conditions and intense competition in the wholesale power markets are headwinds." (10/17/2017)
  • 2. UBS AG analysts commented, "Following our latest mgmt. meetings, we are formally rolling forward our price target to reflect the reduction of the entire unallocated corporate SG&A budget of $140 Mn as part of the first stage of cost cutting reduction targets. While this appears achievable, it appears likely below Street expectations of well north of $300 Mn+. We see only a slight positive skew to shares, particularly with more challenging macro datapoints including nascent concerns on HY turnaround (more neg for DYN)." (3/20/2017)

Are investors shorting NRG Energy?

NRG Energy saw a decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,479,486 shares, a decrease of 14.7% from the August 31st total of 20,487,685 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,798,946 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Approximately 5.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of NRG Energy's key competitors?

Who are NRG Energy's key executives?

NRG Energy's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Lawrence Stephen Coben Ph.D., Chairman of the Board
  • Mauricio Gutierrez, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Kirkland B. Andrews, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • David Russell Hill, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • John V. Chillemi, Executive Vice President - National Business Development
  • Elizabeth Killinger, Executive Vice President, President - NRG Retail and Reliant
  • David Callen, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Paul William Hobby, Director
  • Edward Spencer Abraham, Independent Director
  • Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, Independent Director

Who owns NRG Energy stock?

NRG Energy's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. (4.40%), Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC (0.25%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%), Quotient Investors LLC (0.01%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own NRG Energy stock include David Callen, John C Wilder Jr, Mauricio Gutierrez, Terry G Dallas, Thomas H Weidemeyer and Walter R Young Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for NRG Energy.

Who sold NRG Energy stock? Who is selling NRG Energy stock?

NRG Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Quotient Investors LLC and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for NRG Energy.

Who bought NRG Energy stock? Who is buying NRG Energy stock?

NRG Energy's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC, Shell Asset Management Co., Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC. Company insiders that have bought NRG Energy stock in the last two years include John C Wilder Jr, Mauricio Gutierrez, Terry G Dallas and Walter R Young Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for NRG Energy.

How do I buy NRG Energy stock?

Shares of NRG Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is NRG Energy's stock price today?

One share of NRG Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.40.

MarketBeat Community Rating for NRG Energy (NYSE NRG)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  392 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  247 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  639
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about NRG Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $22.29 (12.26% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Price Target History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Analysts' Ratings History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingHold$25.00N/AView Rating Details
7/13/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell -> Overweight$27.00HighView Rating Details
6/1/2017Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$20.00HighView Rating Details
4/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$29.00 -> $26.00LowView Rating Details
3/29/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$13.00 -> $26.00HighView Rating Details
2/24/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$12.00N/AView Rating Details
1/28/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2015Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$9.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Earnings by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Earnings History by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE NRG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017$1.12N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.05$0.36$3.19 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q1 2017($0.41)($0.52)$3.29 billion$2.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416($0.10)$0.90$3.10 billion$2.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2016Q316$0.94$1.27$4.15 billion$3.95 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.20($0.61)$3.54 billion$2.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.06$0.24$3.29 billion$3.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.79$0.18$4.50 billion$4.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215($0.01)($0.06)$3.49 billion$3.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2015Q1$0.09($0.37)$3.66 billion$3.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2015Q414$0.93$0.21$2.83 billion$4.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.60$0.48$3.46 billion$4.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q114$0.13($0.30)$2.50 billion$3.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1($0.12)($0.18)$2.13 billion$3.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2014Q4$0.17($0.90)$2.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2013Q313$0.83$0.37$3.08 billion$3.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2013Q2 2013$0.23$0.39$2.29 billion$2.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013($0.28)($1.02)$1.92 billion$2.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012($0.15)$2.06$2.55 billion$2.06 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2012$0.55($0.01)$3.24 billion$2.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.28$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012($0.11)($0.91)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012($0.16)($0.48)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.37($0.24)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.39$2.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.11($1.06)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.40($0.07)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.86
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.99
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q2 20171$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q3 20171$1.33$1.33$1.33
Q4 20171($0.90)($0.90)($0.90)
Q1 20181($0.51)($0.51)($0.51)
Q2 20181$1.04$1.04$1.04
Q3 20181$1.35$1.35$1.35
Q4 20181($0.89)($0.89)($0.89)
Q1 20191($0.39)($0.39)($0.39)
Q2 20191$1.15$1.15$1.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Next Dividend:11/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.12
Dividend Yield:0.47%
Dividend Growth:-19.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-2.75% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.34% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
7.84% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)

Dividend History by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE NRG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.31%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/16/2017John C Wilder JrDirectorBuy1,200,000$17.47$20,964,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Thomas H WeidemeyerDirectorSell3,182$17.24$54,857.68View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016David CallenSVPSell1,968$15.51$30,523.68View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015Terry G DallasDirectorBuy2,000$10.64$21,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Walter R Young JrDirectorBuy3,008$9.60$28,876.80View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Mauricio GutierrezinsiderBuy10,000$8.85$88,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015David W CraneCEOBuy5,000$23.39$116,950.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014Denise WilsonVPSell34,332$30.26$1,038,886.32View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014David W CraneCEOBuy5,000$30.49$152,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Edward R MullerDirectorSell84,000$29.42$2,471,280.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Edward R MullerDirectorSell22,523$29.23$658,347.29View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Edward R MullerDirectorSell48,800$29.55$1,442,040.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Mauricio GutierrezVPSell100,118$36.66$3,670,325.88View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013David CraneCEOSell554,515$28.10$15,581,871.50View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Edward MullerDirectorSell100,000$27.03$2,703,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013David CraneCEOSell300,000$26.25$7,875,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Edward MullerDirectorSell100,000$25.28$2,528,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Thomas H WeidemeyerDirectorSell1,606$26.50$42,559.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Latest Headlines for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
DateHeadline logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend - October 18 at 9:56 AM logoComparing NRG Energy (NRG) and Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) - October 17 at 4:30 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. to Report Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results on November 2, 2017 - October 17 at 2:49 AM logoPower plant developer pulls the plug on its natural gas project in Oxnard - October 16 at 9:15 PM logoHow These Electric Utilities Stocks are Performing? -- DTE Energy, NRG Yield, OGE Energy, and Portland General Electric - October 12 at 7:34 AM logoNRG Energy’s Target Price, Growth Outlook, and More - October 12 at 7:34 AM logoSee the 10 largest blocks of sublease office space available in Houston - October 12 at 7:34 AM logoMoody’s Revised NRG Energy’s Outlook to ‘Positive’ - October 11 at 3:33 AM logoAnalyzing NRG Energy’s Alarming Credit Profile - October 11 at 3:33 AM logoWhy NRG Energy Stock Continues to Look Strong - October 11 at 3:33 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. -- Moody's revises NRG Energy's Outlook to Positive - October 7 at 6:41 AM logoA Look at NRG Energy’s Price Target, Valuation, and More - October 6 at 9:57 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - October 4 at 6:02 PM logoNRG Energy’s Houston staff reduction planned for December - October 2 at 6:17 PM logoTrump administration renews license of South Texas nuclear plant - October 2 at 11:14 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest - October 2 at 3:46 AM logoOne Thing To Consider Before Buying NRG Energy Inc (NRG) - October 1 at 11:21 AM logoTraders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on NRG Energy (NRG) - September 25 at 9:16 AM logo[$$] GenOn Invites Buyout Offers in Bankruptcy - September 22 at 11:29 AM logoInitiating Research Reports on Utilities Equities -- NiSource, NRG Energy ... - September 20 at 6:58 AM logoCommit To Purchase NRG Energy At $15, Earn 6% Using Options - Nasdaq - September 19 at 5:29 AM logoAnalysts Expect NRG Energy Stock to rise 30% - September 17 at 5:49 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: IDACORP (IDA) versus NRG Energy (NRG) - September 16 at 2:58 PM logoNRG Launches ‘Choose to Give’ Plan Benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital - September 16 at 7:07 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. Announces Redemption of Its Outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes Due 2018 and Its Outstanding 7.875 ... - Business Wire (press release) - September 15 at 6:51 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NRG-US : September 14, 2017 - September 15 at 6:51 AM logoFight With Power Plant Owners Snarls GenOn’s Restructuring - September 14 at 8:26 AM logoBRIEF-NRG Energy announces redemption of its outstanding senior notes - September 14 at 8:26 AM logo[$$] Fight With Power Plant Owners Snarls GenOn's Restructuring - September 14 at 8:26 AM logoETFs with exposure to NRG Energy, Inc. : September 13, 2017 - September 14 at 8:26 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. Announces Redemption of Its Outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes Due 2018 and Its Outstanding 7.875% Senior Notes Due 2021 - September 14 at 8:26 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. :NRG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 11, 2017 - September 12 at 6:47 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 9 at 2:50 PM logoWhat XLU’s Current Implied Volatility Tells Us - September 8 at 8:20 PM logoFuelCell Energy to Deliver Clean Energy Solution in Korea - Nasdaq - September 8 at 6:28 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Up 1.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - Nasdaq - September 8 at 6:28 AM logoDunkirk City School District, NY -- Moody's assigns A2 underlying and A1 enhanced ratings to Dunkirk CSD, NY's 2017 GO Bonds; Outlook is stable - September 8 at 6:28 AM logoOptions Traders Expect Huge Moves in NRG Energy (NRG) Stock - September 6 at 6:55 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Up 1.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - September 6 at 6:55 AM logoTraders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on NRG Energy (NRG) - September 3 at 3:16 AM logoWhat NRG Energy’s Current Valuation Suggests - September 1 at 6:29 AM logoHas Elliott Started Selling Its Stake in NRG Energy? - September 1 at 6:29 AM logoElliott Focuses on NRG as Transformation Plan Ensues - - August 31 at 7:55 AM logoNRG Energy and Reliant to Provide Over $2 Million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey - Business Wire (press release) - August 31 at 7:55 AM logoElliott Focuses on NRG as Transformation Plan Ensues - August 30 at 7:19 AM logoSouth Texas Project nuclear plant running despite Harvey storm - August 30 at 7:19 AM logoWhat NRG Energy’s Short Interest Indicates - August 30 at 7:19 AM logoElliott Notches Win at Advisory Board, Monitors Progress with NRG - ICYMI - August 30 at 7:19 AM logoShould You Hold NRG Energy (NRG) Stock in Your Portfolio Now? - Nasdaq - August 24 at 10:17 AM logoWholesale Electricity Generators Are Fighting an Uphill Battle to Survive - August 24 at 10:17 AM



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