Is NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) A Safe Bet For Investors?


NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) closed its last session at $28.61. The stock traded within a range of $28.21 and $28.81. The company operates in the Utilities sector with a market capitalization of 9.07 Million. Trading volume for NRG Energy, Inc. was 6.18 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has an average volume of 5.42 Million.

Company Profile

NRG Energy, Inc. is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, they continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. In addition, they actively contribute to the local communities where NRG employees live and work. The company transacts and trades in fuel and transportation services; directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names; and provides steam, hot water, and chilled water, as well as electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units.

Analyst Views

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) touched its 1-Year High price of $29.78 on 11/16/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $13.95 on 01/13/17.

EPS & Financials

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.61/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.94/Share by a difference of $-0.33. This showed a surprise of -35.1% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 3 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.44/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.64/share and a low EPS of $0.31/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.24 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.33 Billion and 2.55 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with LOW volatility. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.49 Million. According to today’s trading volume NRG Energy, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 0 Percent. The return on assets stands at -5.8%, Return on Equity currently is -109.4% and the Return on Investment value is 0.5%.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) gross margin percentage stands at 28.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -1.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -15.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.58% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.87 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 26.16 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 0.46 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -1.7%. The return on invested capital is at 0.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 78.86.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 26.16%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 0.46% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.