NRG Energy (NRG) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NRG Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4349952219888 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) opened at 25.01 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is $7.91 billion. NRG Energy has a 12 month low of $9.84 and a 12 month high of $26.68. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $24.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.12.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.31. The business had revenue of $2.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.19 billion. NRG Energy had a positive return on equity of 12.38% and a negative net margin of 10.67%. NRG Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 20.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.61) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that NRG Energy will post $0.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.48%. NRG Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -2.75%.

NRG has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised NRG Energy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of NRG Energy in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub raised NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of NRG Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.67.

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NRG Energy Company Profile

NRG Energy, Inc (NRG) is an integrated power company. The Company is engaged in producing, selling and delivering electricity and related products and services in various markets in the United States. The Company’s segments include Generation, Retail, Renewables, NRG Yield, Inc (NRG Yield) and Corporate activities.

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