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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NRG. The maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of 42.22 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying a possible loss of -34.99 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -156.25 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -59.09 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 28.16 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 48.78 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

NRG has traded between a high of 25.43 and a low of 9.84 over the past year. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.