Analyst Ratings for NRG Yield Inc. Cl C (NYLD)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to NRG Yield Inc. Cl C (NYSE:NYLD) by analysts covering the stock. NYLD had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

12 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave NYLD a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NYLD. The highest price target was 24, implying potential capital gains of 30.08 percent. The lowest price target was 16, which equates to a potential downside of -13.28 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.92 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.24 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.51 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NYLD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 113.74 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. NYLD has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

In the last 52-weeks, NYLD has achieved a high of 18.75 and a low of 13.98. Currently the stock is 31.97 percent higher than its low, and 1.6 percent lower than its 52-week high. NYLD has a price/earnings ratio of 49.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NYLD value stock report compares NYLD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.3 billion. NYLD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.