NRG Energy (NRG), one of the smallest components of the Utilities ETF (XLU), has rallied more than 25% in 2018. NRG Energy has beat utilities at large by a significant margin. Let’s see where the stock might go in the short term. Currently, NRG Energy stock is trading 5% and 16% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels, respectively. The premium to both of these moving averages represents strength in NRG Energy. The levels close to $33.92 and $31.0 are expected to act as a support for the stock in the near future. The stock closed at $35.79 on September 25.