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.

Several price targets were given for NRG by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 35, implying potential capital gains of 42.22 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying potential capital losses of -34.99 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -156.25 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -59.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 28.16 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

NRG has a 52-week high of 25.43 and a 52-week low of 9.84. Currently the stock is 150.1 percent higher than its low, and 3.22 percent below the high. 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.