NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG): Price and Financial Metrics

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Today's Latest Price: $33.60 USD

0.24 (0.72%)

Updated Dec 2 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank

Industry Rank:

Ranked of 62 in Utilities - Domestic

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NRG Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for NRG is 4.79 -- better than 91.5% of US stocks.
  • NRG's current price/earnings ratio is 2, which is higher than only 1.12% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NRG is more volatile than just 10.16% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Nrg Energy Inc are LAMR, IRM, BERY, OTEL, and WLK.
  • Visit NRG's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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NRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $33.60 52-week high $40.99
Prev. close $33.36 52-week low $19.54
Day low $32.80 Volume 2,097,372
Day high $33.64 Avg. volume 2,691,162
50-day MA $31.94 Dividend yield 3.6%
200-day MA $32.45 Market Cap 8.21B

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Company Bio

NRG Energy provides electricity, system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, and on-site energy solutions,carbon management and specialty services, and various energy services, such as operations, maintenance, technical, development and asset management services. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

NRG Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$33.60$186.74 460%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for NRG, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Nrg Energy Inc ranked in the 79th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 462.5%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Nrg Energy Inc, consider:

  • As a business, NRG is generating more cash flow than 77.84% of positive cash flow stocks in the Utilities.
  • Nrg Energy Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 2.46% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Nrg Energy Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 174 -- greater than 98.6% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

AY, BIP, AT, NEP, and CWEN can be thought of as valuation peers to NRG, in the sense that they are in the Utilities sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest NRG News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Nrg Energy Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NRG as an investment opportunity.

Update: Vistra Capital Allocation Call, Re-Energizing Shareholder Value

Vistra (Formerly "Vistra Energy") (VST) hosted their annual Capital Allocation Plan this morning, outlining near term guidance for 2020 - 2021 as well as several core development plans stretching out to 2030. In this update, I will review the guidance, provide valuation estimates, and discuss the longer-term growth opportunities for...

In the Ruff Research on Seeking Alpha | September 29, 2020

What's in the Cards for NRG Energy's (NRG) Q2 Earnings?

In Q2, the upside in residential demand is unlikely to have tempered the demand woes of NRG Energy's (NRG) commercial and industrial load.

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

NRG Buys Centrica’s Direct Energy For $3.63B To Boost U.S Reach

NRG Energy (NRG)  said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centrica PLC’s (CNA) North American subsidiary Direct Energy for $3.63 billion in an all-cash transaction.Upon closure, the transaction is expected to generate about $740 million in annual run-rate adjusted EBITDA, while enhancing free cash flow strength and stability and providing earnings diversification. NRG Energy shares rose 2.9% to $34.19, while Centrica jumped 19% to $2.36 at the close of U.S. trading on Friday.The deal will almost double the number of NRG’s retail customers by adding more than 3 million consumers across 50 U.S. states and Canada. The energy provider expects the combined company to create $300 million in annual run-rate synergies by leveraging NRG’s scalable operational platform and best...

Yahoo | July 26, 2020

NRG Energy Acquires Direct Energy for $3.625 Billion in Cash

The deal expands NRG's footprint across the U.S. and Canada with over three million new customers.

Yahoo | July 25, 2020

Centrica to sell North American energy business for $3.63 billion

Centrica Plc on Friday said it was selling its North American subsidiary Direct Energy for $3.63 billion to U.S. integrated power firm NRG Energy, clearing the way for the new head of the British Gas owner to focus on its home markets. The transaction was announced along with Centrica's half-year earnings, where the group reported a profit slump due to the COVID-19 impact and low commodity prices. Centrica's shares ended 16.7% higher, having surged almost 40% early on Friday, and NRG closed up 2.9%.

Yahoo | July 25, 2020

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NRG Price Returns

1-mo 4.45%
3-mo -0.89%
6-mo -6.79%
1-year -13.87%
3-year 25.41%
5-year 300.43%
YTD -12.44%
2019 0.69%
2018 39.59%
2017 133.69%
2016 6.46%
2015 -55.02%

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