NRG - NRG Energy, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
33.81
+0.26 (+0.77%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close33.55
Open33.47
Bid24.00 x 1800
Ask39.00 x 800
Day's range33.04 - 33.84
52-week range19.54 - 41.78
Volume1,914,135
Avg. volume2,624,303
Market cap8.253B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.05
PE ratio (TTM)2.13
EPS (TTM)15.90
Earnings date05 Aug 2020 - 10 Aug 2020
Forward dividend & yield1.20 (3.55%)
Ex-dividend date31 Jul 2020
1y target est44.22
  • What's in the Cards for NRG Energy's (NRG) Q2 Earnings?
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    What's in the Cards for NRG Energy's (NRG) Q2 Earnings?

    In Q2, the upside in residential demand is unlikely to have tempered the demand woes of NRG Energy's (NRG) commercial and industrial load.

  • NRG Energy (NRG) to Buy Direct Energy, Eyes a Solid Footprint
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    NRG Energy (NRG) to Buy Direct Energy, Eyes a Solid Footprint

    NRG Energy (NRG) signs a pact to purchase Direct Energy from Centrica PLC for a deal value of $3.625 billion. The acquisition will likely result in 3 million plus retail customer wins.

  • NRG Energy Acquires Direct Energy for $3.625 Billion in Cash
    Motley Fool

    NRG Energy Acquires Direct Energy for $3.625 Billion in Cash

    The deal expands NRG's footprint across the U.S. and Canada with over three million new customers.

  • Reuters

    Centrica to sell North American energy business for $3.63 billion

    Centrica Plc on Friday said it was selling its North American subsidiary Direct Energy for $3.63 billion to U.S. integrated power firm NRG Energy, clearing the way for the new head of the British Gas owner to focus on its home markets. The transaction was announced along with Centrica's half-year earnings, where the group reported a profit slump due to the COVID-19 impact and low commodity prices. Centrica's shares ended 16.7% higher, having surged almost 40% early on Friday, and NRG closed up 2.9%.

  • NRG Cements Push Into Retail Market With Direct Energy Purchase
    Bloomberg

    NRG Cements Push Into Retail Market With Direct Energy Purchase

    (Bloomberg) -- NRG Energy Inc. is making its boldest push yet into the retail electricity business, cementing a strategy overhaul that started three years ago.The power supplier said Friday it’s buying Centrica Plc’s Direct Energy unit in a $3.6 billion deal that will nearly double the number of homes and businesses it serves across North America. It’s NRG’s biggest acquisition in eight years.The transaction highlights the extent to which U.S. merchant power producers are seeking to redefine themselves after a surge of new wind and solar energy capacity in the U.S. eroded electricity prices in the wholesale markets. By expanding sales through their retail channels, NRG and peers including Vistra Energy Corp. can reduce their exposure to price fluctuations, stabilize earnings and offer services with higher margins.The deal comes as retail power sales have have remained strong throughout the pandemic, with waning demand from offices and factories offset by booming residential sales, which have greater returns. The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that retail prices will rise 1.2% in 2020 from 2019.“The ‘independent power producer’ label has become an outdated term as NRG and other large power generators have taken on substantial retail supply businesses,” said Travis Miller, an analyst at Morningstar. “NRG is no longer solely a power producer. They are just as much a retail supplier.”NRG’s strategy shift came after activist investors Elliott Management Corp. and C. John Wilder’s Bluescape Energy Partners pressed it to cut costs in 2017 and streamline operations amid sagging profit and stagnant demand for electricity. Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Gutierrez in 2018 described the shift as a “pivot.”The company shed renewable assets as part of that shift. In 2018, it completed one of the largest-ever renewables deals -- a $1.35 billion sale of clean-power assets to Global Infrastructure Partners. That year, Gutierrez told Wall Street that it should begin thinking of the longtime independent power producer in terms of the customers it serves, not the megawatts it produces.By acquiring Direct Energy, which owns no generation plants, NRG will rely more and more on power supplied by third parties through long-term agreements to meet its customers’ needs. The move will allow the company to expand its supply of renewable energy and cut carbon emissions with reduced capital spending, Gutierrez said in a conference call with investors.More CustomersGutierrez calls it a “capital-light renewable PPA strategy,” referring to power-purchase agreements between electric generators and utilities. NRG produces about 23 gigawatts of power, enough to supply a nation the size of Chile or Belgium.The all-cash deal to buy Direct Energy gives NRG 3 million more retail customers in the U.S. and Canada and is expected to generate about $740 million in annual adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to an NRG statement. The company plans to pay for the acquisition with a mix of debt, cash and equity-related securities.NRG rose as much as 2.1% Friday before paring gains. The company is down more than 15% this year, which compares to a 6.6% decline in the utility benchmark index.“This is the right transaction at the right time,” Gutierrez said in the conference call with investors. “We want to move closer to the customer. We believe that the mega trends that we’re seeing support that move.”Decisive MoveFor Centrica, the deal is a decisive move by new Chief Executive Officer Chris O’Shea as he seeks to convince investors he can turn the company around after it was demoted from the FTSE-100 U.K. benchmark stock index after 33 years. O’Shea is building on a restructuring announced last month to create a more simple business.In London, Centrica jumped 17%, the most on record during intraday trading.The offer from NRG Energy felt “compelling,” O’Shea said on a call with reporters. “The more you can focus, the better your results can be.”Centrica acquired Direct Energy in 2000. It’s based in Houston, Texas, and says it’s one of the largest residential energy retailers in North America, operating in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and eight Canadian provinces.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business Wire

    NRG Energy Inc. to Acquire Direct Energy

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Centrica PLC under which NRG will acquire Direct Energy, a North American subsidiary of Centrica PLC for $3.625 billion in an all-cash transaction.

  • What We Learned About NRG Energy's (NYSE:NRG) CEO Compensation
    Simply Wall St.

    What We Learned About NRG Energy's (NYSE:NRG) CEO Compensation

    Mauricio Gutierrez became the CEO of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) in 2015, and we think it's a good time to look at the...

  • Business Wire

    NRG Energy Inc. to Hold Investor Call to Discuss Acquisition of Direct Energy

    On Friday, July 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) will hold an investor call to discuss its acquisition of Direct Energy, as announced today by Centrica PLC, as well as a preview of the Company’s second quarter 2020 financial results.

  • British Gas-owner Centrica surges on £2.8bn sale of US business
    Yahoo Finance UK

    British Gas-owner Centrica surges on £2.8bn sale of US business

    News of the deal came as Centrica announced falling earnings, a half-year loss, and a continued customer exodus.

  • Business Wire

    NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.30 per share, or $1.20 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable on August 17, 2020 to stockholders of record as of August 3, 2020.

  • Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock? NRG Energy (NRG) Could Be a Great Choice
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    Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock? NRG Energy (NRG) Could Be a Great Choice

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  • NRG (NRG) Up 14.3% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
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    NRG (NRG) Up 14.3% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    NRG (NRG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Is An Attractive Dividend Stock - Here's Why
    Simply Wall St.

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Is An Attractive Dividend Stock - Here's Why

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  • Reasons to Add NRG Energy (NRG) Stock in Your Portfolio Now
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    Reasons to Add NRG Energy (NRG) Stock in Your Portfolio Now

    NRG Energy (NRG) is a promising pick for investors, courtesy of these four factors.

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  • Is NRG Energy (NRG) a Great Value Stock Right Now?
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    Is NRG Energy (NRG) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

    Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

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  • NRG Energy Inc (NRG) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    NRG Energy Inc (NRG) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

    Image source: The Motley Fool. NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG)Q1 2020 Earnings CallMay 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorLadies and gentlemen, [Technical Issues] and welcome to the NRG Energy First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call.

  • NRG Energy (NRG) Q1 Earnings Lag Estimates, Revenues Down Y/Y
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    NRG Energy (NRG) Q1 Earnings Lag Estimates, Revenues Down Y/Y

    NRG Energy's (NRG) first-quarter 2020 earnings improve on a year-over-year basis.

  • Business Wire

    NRG Energy, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) today reported first quarter 2020 income from continuing operations of $121 million, or $0.49 per diluted common share and Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of $349 million, cash flow from operations of $208 million and free cash flow before growth of $167 million.

  • Utility Stocks' Q1 Earnings Roster for May 7: ED, CNP & More
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    Utility Stocks' Q1 Earnings Roster for May 7: ED, CNP & More

    Utility earnings in the first quarter are expected to have benefited from higher residential demand, while milder winter weather conditions could have offset some of the positives.

  • What's in the Cards for NRG Energy's (NRG) Q1 Earnings?
    Zacks

    What's in the Cards for NRG Energy's (NRG) Q1 Earnings?

    NRG Energy (NRG) to report its first-quarter 2020 results in May 7.

  • Here's What We Like About NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:NRG) Upcoming Dividend
    Simply Wall St.

    Here's What We Like About NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:NRG) Upcoming Dividend

    Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see NRG Energy...

  • Business Wire

    NRG Energy, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2020 Financial Results on May 7, 2020

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) plans to report First Quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Management will present the results during a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

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