Media headlines about NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NRG Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5533538846479 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
NRG Energy (NRG) traded up $0.52 on Friday, reaching $28.25. 3,263,729 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,708,105. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,780.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.54 and a beta of 1.28. NRG Energy has a 12 month low of $12.10 and a 12 month high of $29.78.
NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.51). The firm had revenue of $3.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.28 billion. NRG Energy had a positive return on equity of 8.82% and a negative net margin of 13.48%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.27 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that NRG Energy will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were issued a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. NRG Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -2.35%.
NRG has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of NRG Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NRG Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of NRG Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NRG Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. NRG Energy has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.67.
In other news, Director Barry T. Smitherman bought 2,541 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $28.38 per share, for a total transaction of $72,113.58. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 49,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,390,620. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.
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NRG Energy Company Profile
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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