News articles about NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NRG Energy earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.2863398177084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Analysts expect these large-cap U.S. stocks to rise at least 25% in 2018 (marketwatch.com)
- Do What Insiders Does: NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), Mastercard Incorporated (MA) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- ValuEngine Lowers NRG Energy (NRG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas and Wind Gain Traction (msn.com)
- NRG Energy, Inc. : Prices Senior Notes Offering (4-traders.com)
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of NRG Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NRG Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of NRG Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.67.
NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.51). NRG Energy had a negative net margin of 13.48% and a positive return on equity of 8.82%. The company had revenue of $3.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.28 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.27 EPS. NRG Energy’s revenue was down 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that NRG Energy will post 0.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. NRG Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently -2.35%.
In related news, Director Barry T. Smitherman acquired 2,541 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.38 per share, for a total transaction of $72,113.58. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 49,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,390,620. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.31% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About NRG Energy
NRG 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.
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