There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.85, or 2.54%, to $34.31. The NRG Energy Inc. has recorded 1,006,277 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted NRG Energy, Inc. Receives Letter from Elliott.
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As a NYSE listed company, NRG falls under the Utilities sector while operating within the Utilities – Independent Power Producers industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $33.46 and fluctuated between $33.95 as its day high and $32.94 as its day low. The current market capitalization of NRG Energy Inc. is $7.70B. A total of 5.13 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.44M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, NRG has seen 17 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,927 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 89 BUYs and 28 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 356,629 shares during that period but sold 42,830.
In the most recent transaction, HOBBY PAUL W bought 3,500 shares of NRG for 31.37 per share on Dec 16. After the transaction, the Director now owns 89,320 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 16, Donohue Elisabeth B bought 2,500 shares at 31.32 per share. NRG shares that Director owns now total 17,724.
Among the insiders who bought shares, Cox Heather acquired of 1,571 shares on Dec 16 at a per-share price of $31.32. This resulted in the Director holding 30,846 shares of NRG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gutierrez Mauricio bought 15,000 shares at $32.03 per share on Dec 15. Company shares held by the President & CEO now total 1,111,368.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. NRG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/28/2023 when it declared a $0.3770 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 1/31/2023. The NRG stock dividend was $0.3775 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for NRG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $39.33 with high estimates of $46.00 and low estimates of $34.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, NRG has a high of $47.82 and a low of $30.25.
As of this writing, NRG has an earnings estimate of $1.28 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.28 per share and a lower estimate of $1.28. The company reported an EPS of -$4.45 in the last quarter, which was -234.60% lower than expectations of -$1.33.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. NRG’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $250.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $8.29B in debt and $7.92B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $10.57, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.60B.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for NRG is Buy with a score of 3.67.