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: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders
  • Symbol: NYSE:NRG
  • CUSIP: 62937750
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.21 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 316,082,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $16.49
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.36
  • 52 Week Range: $9.84 - $19.07
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.61
  • P/E Growth: 0.23
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.88 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.44
  • Book Value: $5.14 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.20
  • Annual Dividend: $0.12
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • EBIDTA: $2.32 billion
  • Net Margins: -47.59%
  • Return on Equity: 10.15%
  • Return on Assets: 1.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.28%
  • Current Ratio: 1.63%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.39%
  • Average Volume: 5.94 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.21
  • Short Ratio: 1.96

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 7th. Investors of record on Monday, May 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Monday, May 15th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. View NRG Energy's Dividend History.

How were NRG Energy's earnings last quarter?

NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.41) by $0.11. The firm earned $2.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 billion. NRG Energy had a positive return on equity of 10.15% and a negative net margin of 47.59%. View NRG Energy's Earnings History.

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

6 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for NRG Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate NRG Energy's share price to reach $20.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for NRG Energy.

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.51%), BlackRock Inc. (6.32%), Elliott Management Corp (5.72%), State Street Corp (4.41%), Brahman Capital Corp. (3.16%) and Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (3.02%). 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 Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Janus Capital Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Highbridge Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Advisors Asset Management Inc. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 BlackRock Inc., Elliott Management Corp, Brahman Capital Corp., FMR LLC, Permian Investment Partners LP, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Prudential Financial Inc. and Jennison Associates 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 $16.47.

MarketBeat Community Rating for NRG Energy (NYSE NRG)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  321 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  195 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  516
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) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: $20.80 (26.29% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/23/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$19.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
4/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$29.00 -> $26.00LowView Rating Details
3/29/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$13.00 -> $26.00HighView Rating Details
2/24/2017Citigroup IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$12.00N/AView Rating Details
4/12/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$13.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
1/28/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2015Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$9.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
9/24/2015Wolfe ResearchLower Price TargetPeer Perform€26.00 -> €24.00N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2015Evercore ISILower Price TargetBuy$27.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 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
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: $1.42
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q2 20171$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q3 20171$1.18$1.18$1.18
Q4 20171($1.04)($1.04)($1.04)
Q1 20181($0.44)($0.44)($0.44)
Q2 20181$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q3 20181$1.26$1.26$1.26
Q4 20181($0.96)($0.96)($0.96)
Q1 20191($0.49)($0.49)($0.49)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
Most Recent Dividend:5/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.12
Dividend Yield:0.73%
Dividend Growth:-19.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-0.66% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.05% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.92% (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: 0.46%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.90%
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 logoForm 8-K NRG ENERGY, INC. For: May 23 - - May 26 at 7:50 PM logoThe Way Forward for Carbon Capture - May 22 at 9:53 AM logoNRG Energy Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NRG) - May 21 at 7:02 AM logoShould Value Investors Consider NRG Energy (NRG) Stock? - Nasdaq - May 20 at 8:19 AM logoShould Value Investors Consider NRG Energy (NRG) Stock? - May 19 at 11:39 AM logoNRG Energy Bonds: 23% Upside In 1-Month Maturity - Seeking Alpha - May 18 at 8:05 AM logoAnalyzing the Implied Volatility of Utility Stocks - May 8 at 6:21 PM logoWhy Option Traders Should Watch These Utility Stocks - May 8 at 6:21 PM logoThese Utility Stocks Could Be Bearish - May 8 at 6:21 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect NRG Energy (NRG) Stock Price - May 6 at 12:53 AM logoGenOn Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Secured First Lien Notes - May 5 at 7:09 PM logoETFs with exposure to NRG Energy, Inc. : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 7:09 PM logoNRG Energy Inc (NRG) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - May 5 at 10:46 AM logoGenOn Energy, Inc. Announces Pricing and Increases Amount of ... - Business Wire (press release) - May 5 at 9:13 AM logoNRG Energy Inc to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.87 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (NRG) - May 5 at 7:16 AM logoGenOn Energy, Inc. Announces Pricing and Increases Amount of Offering of Senior Secured First Lien Notes - May 4 at 11:58 PM logoSunTrust Banks Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for NRG Energy Inc (NRG) - May 4 at 7:05 PM logoNRG Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NRG) - May 4 at 12:50 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. :NRG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 11:19 AM logoNRG Energy Inc (NRG) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.11 EPS - May 3 at 6:44 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of NRG Energy Inc Q1 Earnings Report - May 3 at 10:36 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 3 at 10:36 AM logoEdited Transcript of NRG earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 12:00pm GMT - May 3 at 10:35 AM logoZacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Duke Energy, NRG Energy, SunPower, First Solar and JA Solar Holdings - May 3 at 10:35 AM logoBRIEF-NRG Energy Inc posts Q1 loss per share $0.52 - Reuters - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy Stock Getting Very Oversold - Nasdaq - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Q1 Loss Wider than Expected, Revenues Miss - Yahoo Finance - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG reports 1Q loss - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results, Completes 311 MW Solar Asset Drop Down and Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Incurs Wider-Than-Expected Q1 Loss - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoApril's Worst Bond Deal Shows Merchant Power's Distress - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Q1 Loss Wider than Expected, Revenues Miss - May 2 at 5:52 PM logoNRG Energy’s Implied Volatility Is Rising - May 1 at 5:50 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 29 at 10:22 PM logoNRG director wins strong shareholder support despite NYC opposition - Reuters - April 29 at 8:09 AM logoBRIEF-NRG Energy says all 13 directors nominated by co elected at annual meeting - April 28 at 7:53 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 27, 2017 - Nasdaq - April 27 at 7:23 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Q1 Earnings: Will the Stock Disappoint? - April 27 at 7:23 PM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact NRG Energy (NRG) Share Price - April 27 at 1:07 AM logoNRG Energy Inc (NRG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - April 26 at 7:50 PM logoCNX Coal (CNXC) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in Store? - April 26 at 6:22 PM logoNRG Energy Inc (NRG) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - April 25 at 1:42 PM logoHawaiian Electric, NRG Energy strike deal on 3rd Oahu solar farm ... - Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - April 25 at 8:09 AM logoPush to save U.S. nuclear plants hurting renewable energy - April 24 at 7:18 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NRG) : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 7:17 PM logoMoody's: Merchant generators in PJM face refinancing risk amid challenging market conditions - April 24 at 2:17 PM logoWhy NRG’s Implied Volatility Is Rising - April 24 at 2:17 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Given News Impact Rating of 0.29 - April 23 at 10:44 PM logoBarclays PLC Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for NRG Energy Inc (NRG) - April 23 at 2:02 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NRG-US : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 6:46 PM



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