NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 0.13 compared to its previous closing price of 47.51. However, the company has seen a gain of 5.55% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Barrons reported 2023-11-09 that Upstream oil and gas producers, Charter Communications, and Jabil pass a Barron’s stock screen.

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

The 36-month beta value for NRG is also noteworthy at 1.00. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for NRG is $47.50, which is -$0.07 below than the current price. The public float for NRG is 217.82M, and at present, short sellers hold a 6.02% of that float. The average trading volume of NRG on November 17, 2023 was 3.20M shares.

NRG’s Market Performance

NRG stock saw an increase of 5.55% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 14.71% and a quarterly increase of 30.51%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.90%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.62% for NRG Energy Inc. (NRG). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 8.52% for NRG’s stock, with a simple moving average of 30.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NRG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NRG stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for NRG by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for NRG in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $46 based on the research report published on November 06, 2023 of the current year 2023.

NRG Trading at 15.74% 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 -0.60% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.90%, as shares surge +16.71% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +24.04% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NRG rose by +5.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +37.49% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $44.17. In addition, NRG Energy Inc. saw 49.50% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NRG starting from HOBBY PAUL W, who purchase 3,500 shares at the price of $31.37 back on Dec 16. After this action, HOBBY PAUL W now owns 89,320 shares of NRG Energy Inc., valued at $109,795 using the latest closing price.

Donohue Elisabeth B, the Director of NRG Energy Inc., purchase 2,500 shares at $31.32 during a trade that took place back on Dec 16, which means that Donohue Elisabeth B is holding 17,724 shares at $78,300 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NRG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for NRG Energy Inc. stands at +3.87. The total capital return value is set at 7.55, while invested capital returns managed to touch 10.27. Equity return is now at value -41.14, with -5.91 for asset returns.

Based on NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), the company’s capital structure generated 216.88 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 68.44. Total debt to assets is 28.48, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 213.06. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 67.24.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.63, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.54. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.24 and the total asset turnover is 1.21. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.25.


In summary, NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.