This Analyst Recently Issued Research Note On NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)

As of Friday close, NRG Energy Inc.’s (NYSE:NRG) stock was up $0.9, moving up 2.17 percent to $42.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,496,260 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.89 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,422,860, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,063,962.


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Since last month, NRG stock rose 9.08%. Shares of the company fell to $35.81 on 04/29/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $46.10 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $31.94. Since the beginning of this year, NRG’s stock price has dropped by -1.83% or -$0.79, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -8.26% since its 52-week high.

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) last reported insider trading activity 131 days ago on Jan 03. Killinger Elizabeth R, the Exec VP, NRG Home of the company, disposed of 33,000 shares for $42.53 on Jan 03. It resulted in a $1,403,490 divestment by the insider. Gaudette Robert J sold 25,630 shares at an average price of $42.53 on Jan 03. The insider now owns 57,242 shares following the transaction. On Nov 22, Exec VP, Operations Moser Christopher bought 1,911 shares at $36.63 apiece. The transaction was valued at $70,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) has a P/E ratio of about 4.74. The stock’s beta is 0.90. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.35, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.88, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.45 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.35 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.35. On Friday January 21 2022, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, NRG Energy Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 2.21, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.21. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 24.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 13.90%. Based on annual data, NRG earned $3.34 billion in gross profit and brought in $26.99 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 22.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 83.20%.

In NRG Energy Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $8.03 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NRG’s revenue fell -2.47% to $7.05 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $7.9 billion. While analysts expected NRG Energy Inc. to report $2.25 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $6.6 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 193.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.79 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of NRG Energy Inc. were 24.45 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $8.8 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $237.28 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at NRG Energy Inc.’s (NRG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 46.80%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.37% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current NRG Energy Inc. price is up by +2.15% percent or $0.89. At present, NRG shares trade +7.91% above its 20-day simple moving average and +4.89% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.14% above its SMA50 and +1.34% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 87.39% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.54%, while ATR was 1.47. Given the Stochastic reading of 94.18% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.24%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.48, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.77.

Analyst Ratings

NRG Energy Inc. downgraded its rating on NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 21, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NRG is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate NRG Energy Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $43.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $42.00 – $52.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) will achieve an average price target of $45.18.

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