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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders
  • Symbol: NYSE:NRG
  • CUSIP: 62937750
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.16 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 316,461,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $22.81
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.45
  • 52 Week Range: $9.84 - $25.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.38
  • P/E Growth: 0.37
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $12.53 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.65
  • Book Value: $3.23 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.98
  • Annual Dividend: $0.12
  • Dividend Yield: 0.5%
  • EBIDTA: $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: 6.68 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 Thursday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Tuesday, August 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 Friday, July 28th. View NRG Energy's Dividend History.

How were NRG Energy's earnings last quarter?

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.31. The firm 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 for the quarter was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.61) earnings per share. 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?

7 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for NRG Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $27.00. On average, they anticipate NRG Energy's stock price to reach $21.83 in the next year. 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, "NRG Energy is gaining from its asset drop-down program that is in sync with its long- term growth strategy. Its cost saving measures, providing power to a wide variety of customers, debt reduction plans and expansion of renewable operations should further drive growth. Since the company does not depend on a single customer to generate revenues, migration of customers to other operators does nothave anysignificant impact on the company’s earnings. Shares of NRG Energy have returned more than the broader industry in the last six months. However, stringent environmental regulations, restructuring of GenOn, fluctuating weather conditions and intense competition in the wholesale power markets are headwinds." (7/11/2017)
  • 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 increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,717,853 shares, an increase of 70.6% from the July 14th total of 12,732,799 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,395,086 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 7.1% of the company's shares are short sold.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.30%), Elliott Management Corp (6.19%), BlackRock Inc. (6.03%), State Street Corp (4.28%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.70%) and FMR LLC (2.40%). 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, Prudential Financial Inc., Marshall Wace North America L.P., BlackRock Inc., State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Vanguard Group Inc., Capital Fund Management S.A. and Royal Bank of Canada. 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Permian Investment Partners LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Elliott Management Corp, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC and Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.. 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 $25.77.

MarketBeat Community Rating for NRG Energy (NYSE NRG)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  364 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  223 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  587
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: 1 Hold Rating, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $21.83 (15.28% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
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 GroupBoost 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 8/20/2015 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)
Most Recent Dividend:8/15/2017
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)
9.02% (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: 91.30%
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 logoEnergy Capital May Infuse Calpine With New Equity And A Hopeful Future - August 20 at 11:26 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - August 20 at 11:26 AM logoHouston energy holding company files for bankruptcy - August 17 at 4:49 PM logoStock Traders Purchase Large Volume of NRG Energy Call Options (NRG) - August 17 at 3:44 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Upgraded to "Buy" by BidaskClub - August 16 at 10:20 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - August 15 at 6:32 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Short Interest Update - August 14 at 3:04 AM logoIs NRG Energy (NRG) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - Nasdaq ... - Nasdaq - August 11 at 6:59 AM logoAmerica’s Other Coal Job, Ignored by Politicians, Is Dying Fast - August 11 at 6:59 AM logoIs NRG Energy (NRG) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - August 11 at 6:59 AM logoBloomberg: NRG Energy renewable asset sale attracts several suitors - August 11 at 6:21 AM logoAnalysts Expect NRG Energy to Still Rise 20% from Here - August 9 at 5:05 AM logoNRG Energy’s Chart Indicators after Its 2Q17 Earnings - August 9 at 5:05 AM logoSunTrust Banks Comments on NRG Energy, Inc.'s FY2019 Earnings (NRG) - August 7 at 9:56 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates, Revenues Lag - Yahoo News - August 5 at 8:01 PM logoNRG Energy, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance - Business Wire (press release) - August 4 at 3:29 PM logoBRIEF-NRG Energy Inc posts Q2 ‍loss of $0.05​ per share - Reuters - August 4 at 3:29 PM logoNRG Energy Q2 Loss Widens - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of NRG Energy Inc Q2 Earnings Report - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoForm 4 NRG ENERGY, INC. For: Aug 01 Filed by: Schaumburg Anne C - August 4 at 6:27 AM
News IconBRIEF-NRG Energy Inc posts Q2 ‍loss of $0.05 per share - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Post Earnings, Beats Q2 Estimates - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoEdited Transcript of NRG earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 12:00pm GMT - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoNRG reports 2Q loss - August 4 at 6:27 AM logoThe Rich Get Richer: How Hedge Funds Are Making Millions Tearing an Energy Giant Apart - August 2 at 7:52 AM logoCan NRG Energy (NRG) Spring a Surprise this Earnings Season? - July 31 at 11:04 PM logoLooking at the Implied Volatility of NRG Energy Stock - July 29 at 5:35 AM logoWhich Factors Could Drive NRG Energy’s 2Q17 Earnings? - July 28 at 6:12 AM logoWhat NRG Energy’s Chart Indicators Are Currently Suggesting - July 28 at 6:12 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: NRG Energy, Pinnacle West Capital and ... - Nasdaq - July 27 at 5:19 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - July 21 at 6:50 PM logoNRG Energy (NRG) Hits 52 Week High on Transformation Plans - Nasdaq - July 21 at 4:13 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.03 - July 20 at 7:38 PM logoNRG exec sees strong buying interest for renewables business - Seeking Alpha - July 20 at 2:34 AM logoNRG Renewables Unit Lures Suitors as Singer Urges Savings - Bloomberg - July 20 at 2:34 AM logoActivist investors aim to dismantle the biggest American ... - July 19 at 12:24 AM logoNRG Sees Buyers Circling for Renewables Unit Amid Cost-Cut Plans - July 19 at 12:24 AM logoNRG's Plan to Divest of Renewables Could Prove Short Sighted - July 18 at 6:45 AM logoNRG Energy, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 3, 2017 - July 18 at 6:45 AM logoAnalyzing NRG Energy’s Debt Restructuring Plan - July 17 at 9:35 AM logoAre Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Stock? - July 17 at 9:35 AM logoWhat Does NRG Energy’s Increased Implied Volatility Mean? - July 17 at 9:35 AM logoSunTrust Banks Comments on NRG Energy, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (NRG) - July 17 at 7:30 AM logoNRG Energy Abandons Visionary Green Plan to Focus on Dying Fossil Fuel Business - Motley Fool - July 16 at 1:31 PM logoNRG Energy Abandons Visionary Green Plan to Focus on Dying Fossil Fuel Business - July 15 at 12:16 PM logoStock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on NRG Energy (NRG) - July 15 at 7:27 AM logoFeatured Company News – NRG Energy Discloses “Transformation Plan” Including Reduction of Costs and Debts and Sale of Assets - July 15 at 6:59 AM logoNRG Energy Stock Rose 30% Due to Its Transformation Plan - July 15 at 6:59 AM



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