Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

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Stocks Info

ETR belongs to the Utilities sector of the NYSE while operating in the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $99.60 and fluctuated between $100.33 as its day high and $98.80 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Entergy Corp. is $21.06B. A total of 1.79 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.49M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, ETR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 45 BUYs and 9 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 36,081 shares during that period but sold 31,243.

In the most recent transaction, Brown Marcus V sold 38,417 shares of ETR for 101.53 per share on Dec 11. After the transaction, the EVP & General Counsel now owns 9,380 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 12, Brown Marcus V sold 13,500 shares at 95.40 per share. ETR shares that EVP & General Counsel owns now total 9,251.

Among the insiders who sold shares, RODRIGUEZ DEANNA D. disposed of 300 shares on Mar 09 at a per-share price of $103.96. This resulted in the “Officer” Under Sec. 16 Rules holding 3,269 shares of ETR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, HERMAN ALEXIS M sold 213 shares at $103.82 per share on Mar 08. Company shares held by the Director now total 7,388.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Entergy Corp. pays an annual dividend of $4.34, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.35%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.31. ETR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/8/2024 when it declared a $1.13 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/1/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/13/2023. The ETR stock dividend was $1.13 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ETR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $109.74 with high estimates of $121.00 and low estimates of $97.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ETR has a high of $111.90 and a low of $87.10.

As of this writing, ETR has an earnings estimate of $Eaton Corporation, PLC per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Energy Transfer LP estimates, with a high estimate of $Nutrien Ltd. per share and a lower estimate of $EPR Properties.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. ETR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $442.56M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $27.08B in debt and $6.19B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $64.74, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $11.67B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after 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 ETR is Buy with a score of 4.19.

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