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Entergy Corporation (ETR) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has plunged by -1.77 when compared to previous closing price of 98.97, but the company has seen a -4.22% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 07/29/22 that 6 Utility Stocks for a Messy Market

Is It Worth Investing in Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is above average at 17.69x, while the 36-month beta value is 0.65.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Entergy Corporation (ETR) is $119.71, which is $21.49 above the current market price. The public float for ETR is 202.71M, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.91% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of ETR on May 26, 2023 was 1.19M shares.

ETR’s Market Performance

ETR’s stock has seen a -4.22% decrease for the week, with a -7.45% drop in the past month and a -9.40% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.94%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.84% for Entergy Corporation The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -7.16% for ETR stock, with a simple moving average of -11.04% for the last 200 days.

ETR Trading at -8.38% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ETR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.61% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.84%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.94%, as shares sank -9.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.49% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ETR fell by -4.22%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -18.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $104.22. In addition, Entergy Corporation saw -13.58% 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 ETR starting from RODRIGUEZ DEANNA D., who sale 300 shares at the price of $103.96 back on Mar 09. After this action, RODRIGUEZ DEANNA D. now owns 3,269 shares of Entergy Corporation, valued at $31,188 using the latest closing price.

HERMAN ALEXIS M, the Director of Entergy Corporation, sale 213 shares at $103.82 during a trade that took place back on Mar 08, which means that HERMAN ALEXIS M is holding 7,388 shares at $22,114 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ETR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.85 for the present operating margin
  • +22.04 for the gross margin

The net margin for Entergy Corporation stands at +7.97. The total capital return value is set at 4.10, while invested capital returns managed to touch 2.97. Equity return is now at value 9.10, with 1.90 for asset returns.

Based on Entergy Corporation (ETR), the company’s capital structure generated 204.91 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 67.20. Total debt to assets is 46.11, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 183.65. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 59.23.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.44, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.54. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.61 and the total asset turnover is 0.23. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.51.


In a nutshell, Entergy Corporation (ETR) has experienced a bad performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.