Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) went down by -2.98% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $41.78. The company’s stock price has collected -4.26% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/26/20 that Thinking about buying stock in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Twilio Inc, NRG Energy Inc, Gogo Inc, or Viveve Medical Inc?

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Is It Worth Investing in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE :NRG) Right Now?

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 1.80 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for NRG is at 0.92. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 10 who provided ratings for NRG Energy, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $44.44, which is $13.84 above the current price. NRG currently public float of 242.07M and currently shorts hold a 2.45% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of NRG was 2.26M shares.

NRG’s Market Performance

NRG stocks went down by -4.26% for the week, with a monthly drop of -12.42% and a quarterly performance of -9.36%, while its annual performance rate touched -21.60%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.71% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.80% for NRG Energy, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -9.69% for NRG stocks with a simple moving average of -11.00% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NRG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NRG stocks, with Seaport Global Securities repeating the rating for NRG by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for NRG in the upcoming period, according to Seaport Global Securities is $42.50 based on the research report published on May 20th of the current year 2020.

Vertical Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see NRG reach a price target of $42.50. The rating they have provided for NRG stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 3rd, 2020.

Vertical Research gave a rating of “Hold” to NRG, setting the target price at $45 in the report published on February 25th of the current year.

NRG Trading at -9.57% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NRG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -26.76% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.80%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.71%, as shares sank -13.31% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.36% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NRG fell by -4.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -21.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $33.65. In addition, NRG Energy, Inc. saw -23.02% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NRG starting from Killinger Elizabeth R, who sold 52,500 shares at the price of $37.77 back on Jan 06. After this action, Killinger Elizabeth R now owns 128,824 shares of NRG Energy, Inc., valued at $1,982,952 using the latest closing price.

Curci Brian, the SVP & General Counsel of NRG Energy, Inc., sold 18,500 shares at $37.76 during a trade that took place back on Jan 06, which means that Curci Brian is holding 28,775 shares at $698,560 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NRG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.64 for the present operating margin
  • +20.25 for the gross margin

The net margin for NRG Energy, Inc. stands at +42.48. The total capital return value is set at 16.80, while invested capital returns managed to touch 62.57. Equity return is now at value 496.90, with 35.50 for asset returns.

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Based on NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), the company’s capital structure generated 388.84 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 79.54. Total debt to assets is 51.45, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 2.98. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 379.13.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.63, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.41. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.46 and the total asset turnover is 0.84. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.31.

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