Publicly-traded company NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) had a closing price of $28.43 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $32.25, this means that the stock is underpriced by 11.845%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $12.14 to $29.78.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 27.66, its 20-day moving average is 27.89 and its 100-day moving average is 26.13. NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) currently has 316640 shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $9.01B.
The Details: NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Financial Health
When thinking about a potential stock’s performance, there are a number of indicators that can help us understand the company’s financial health. Checking out a company’s current profit margin, for example, lets us know about how much of its total sales revenue was kept as earnings – which we find by taking net income and dividing it by total sales revenue. NRG currently has a profit margin of -15.10%.
Checking out a public company’s operating margin can also be helpful, as it shows us about how much profit is retained after the company factors out operating costs and depreciation. NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) has an operating margin of -1.70%.
We can also find the company’s Return on Assets, which is a percentage that shows us how well a company uses its current assets to make a profit. The larger the score, the better. At the moment, NRG Energy, Inc. Return on Assets is -5.80% .
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When considering a stock buy, many investors seek to know what Wall Street analysts are saying about the company – by looking at the average analyst rating, for example. At the moment, the average analyst rating for NRG is Moderate Buy. Out of 6 total analysts who were surveyed, 1 rated it hold, and 5 rated it a Strong Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) was a Moderate Buy – from a survey of 6 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 1 rated the company a Hold, and 5 rated it a Strong Buy.
Understanding Profitability at NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)
A smart way of assessing a company’s profitability is by checking out its latest Earnings per Share (EPS). In the most recent financial results released by NRG Energy, Inc., for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 0.61. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.94.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 0.44, compared to -0.16 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 2 analysts is 2.7 billion – compared to $2.53 billion posted in the year-ago period.