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 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. 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.

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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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 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 3.22 percent lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.