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Latest Performance: NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG)


NRG Energy is in the independent utilities industry and is part of the utilities sector. The company CEO is Mauricio Gutierrez. NRG Energy Inc is engaged in the utilities sector. Its primary business involves operation of power generation facilities, trading of energy, capacity and related products, transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NRG stock showed a previous change of 1.00% with an open at 41.92 and a close of 42.25. It reached an intraday high of 42.38 and a low of 41.85.

Business Wire:  NRG Energy, Inc. to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results on February 28, 2019


The stock has a market cap of $12.2b with 289.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 285.1m shares. Trading volume reached 2,377,947 shares compared to its average volume of 3,261,852 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NRG Energy shares returned 3.83% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.48%. Over three months, it changed 6.24%. In one year it has changed 71.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 43.08 and its 52-week low was 24.20. NRG stock is 74.59% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 35.74 and a 50 day moving average of 40.16. Currently NRG stock is trading 18.21% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  NRG Energy, Inc. to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results on February 28, 2019


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -6.81 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.07. The TTM EPS is 2.63, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.06.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.94
06-30-2018:  0.31
03-31-2018:  0.87
12-31-2017:  0.51

The dividend per share is currently 0.12, which is a dividend yield of 0.28%. Also, the payout ratio is 4.56%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 63.77, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 33.74%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.60% of insider ownership and 149.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 12,086,619, which is 4.17% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.64. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.78

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -6.79%, profit margin is 3.60%, price-to-sales is 1.56 and price-to-book is 6.94.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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