Analyst Ratings for NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, NRG received an average rating of Buy.

12 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 9 gave NRG a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NRG. The most optimistic price target was 35, implying potential capital gains of 42.22 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, which equates to a potential downside of -34.99 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -156.25 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -59.09 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 28.16 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 48.78 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NRG has a 52-week high of 25.43 and a 52-week low of 9.84. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 150.1 percent, and below the high by 3.22 percent. NRG has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NRG value stock report compares NRG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NRG is $7.8 billion. NRG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.