Market Insights: NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)’s Notable Gain of 0.08, Closing at 77.89

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As of close of business last night, NRG Energy Inc.’s stock clocked out at $77.89, up 0.08% from its previous closing price of $77.83. In other words, the price has increased by $0.08 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.97 million shares were traded. NRG stock price reached its highest trading level at $79.25 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $77.33.


To gain a deeper understanding of NRG’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 55.42 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 14.51. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.95 and its Current Ratio is at 1.01. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 3.30 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.94.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Wells Fargo on January 23, 2024, initiated with a Overweight rating and assigned the stock a target price of $65.

On November 06, 2023, UBS Upgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Sell and also upped its target price recommendation from $33 to $46.

Guggenheim Upgraded its Neutral to Buy on November 01, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $50.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 17 ’24 when Patel Rasesh M. sold 24,546 shares for $83.41 per share. The transaction valued at 2,047,382 led to the insider holds 266,064 shares of the business.

Killinger Elizabeth R sold 40,000 shares of NRG for $2,545,600 on Mar 15 ’24. The Exec VP, NRG Home now owns 107,123 shares after completing the transaction at $63.64 per share. On Mar 14 ’24, another insider, Patel Rasesh M., who serves as the Exec VP, Smart Home of the company, sold 49,092 shares for $62.59 each. As a result, the insider received 3,072,668 and left with 356,962 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, NRG now has a Market Capitalization of 16238195712 and an Enterprise Value of 27477168128. As of this moment, NRG’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 10.81, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 11.22. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.70. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.57 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 6.13. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.963 whereas that against EBITDA is 9.604.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, NRG has reached a high of $87.58, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $32.88. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 1.99%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 41.28%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that NRG traded 4.00M shares on average per day over the past three months and 4044470 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 208.13M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 203.87M. Insiders hold about 2.20% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 100.43% stake in the company. Shares short for NRG as of 1715731200 were 9642978 with a Short Ratio of 2.41, compared to 1713139200 on 9236373. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 9642978 and a Short% of Float of 6.1100002.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.57, NRG has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.57. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.02017217The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.84.

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