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 highest price target was 35, implying a possible profit of 42.22 percent. The lowest price target 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. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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 traded between a high of 25.43 and a low of 9.84 over the past year. Currently the stock is 150.1 percent higher than its low, and 3.22 percent below the high. NRG has a price/earnings 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.