NRG - NRG Energy, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
38.54
-0.08 (-0.21%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close38.62
Open38.62
Bid38.59 x 800
Ask38.60 x 2200
Day's Range38.26 - 38.69
52 Week Range32.63 - 43.66
Volume2,021,898
Avg. Volume2,670,411
Market Cap9.696B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.74
PE Ratio (TTM)10.13
EPS (TTM)3.81
Earnings DateFeb 25, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield0.12 (0.31%)
Ex-Dividend DateOct 29, 2019
1y Target Est48.11
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    When investors think defense, they think utility stocks.The S&P; 500's utility sector behaved anything but defensively in 2019, however. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) delivered a 25.9% total return last year - better than more than half the index's sectors, including the revamped, "growthier" communications sector and consumer discretionary stocks.That's surely a pleasant surprise for utility-stock investors. Many enter the sector looking not for growth, but stability in down markets and the dependable dividends these companies can afford thanks to the often regulated nature of the utility business.Like most of the market, utility stocks did get stretched as a result of their 2019 run. "The utility sector currently trades at a P/E of 19.3x, versus a 15-year historical average of 15.01x, which represents a 29% premium to the S&P; 500," Michael Sheldon, executive director and CIO of financial planner RDM Financial Group, told Kiplinger in a December email.While Sheldon is concerned about the sector's valuation, he's also quick to point out that many utility stocks have low beta - a measure of volatility. Thus, they're still providing more stability compared to the overall market.Here are 10 of the best utility stocks to buy for 2020. This isn't your usual group of utilities, either. While some of these names should be expected to provide a traditional combination of dividend income and lower volatility, a few are set up for potential growth thanks to their connection to green-energy initiatives. SEE ALSO: The Pros' Picks: 20 Top Dividend Stocks for 2020

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  • How Did NRG Energy Inc (NRG) Perform In Comparison to Hedge Fund Favorites in 2019?
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    It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? At the end of the day, these asset management firms do not gamble the hard-earned money of the people who are on the edge of poverty. Truth […]

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  • Moody's

    Fort Bend County Industrial Development Corp -- Moody's upgrades NRG's CFR to Ba1 from Ba2, outlook positive

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today upgraded NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NRG) Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to Ba1 from Ba2, its senior unsecured rating to Ba2 from Ba3 and its senior secured tax exempt bonds to Baa2 from Baa3. NRG's secured revolving credit facility and senior secured first lien notes were affirmed at Baa3 because they contain a fall-away security provision where the security interest would cease to be effective if two rating agencies raise the company's rating to investment grade.

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  • Texas’ Power Market Reaps the Wind (and Sun)
    Bloomberg

    Texas’ Power Market Reaps the Wind (and Sun)

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Texas power market is a gamble. Generators seeking the occasional windfall from price spikes weigh the odds on temperature, wind-speed, the economy and, crucially, how much capacity their rivals are starting up or shutting down.Regarding the latter, they get some guidance from the state grid operator every six months in the form of projections of how much power Texas will need and how much capacity will be there to meet it. One closely watched figure is the reserve margin, or the buffer of spare capacity. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, targets 13.75% of peak demand, but plant closures (and some record heatwaves) have pushed it well below that. A tighter margin makes it more likely that scarcity pricing kicks in, generating windfalls for power plants. This is great for merchant generators such as NRG Energy Inc. and Vistra Energy Corp.However, ERCOT’s latest report, released earlier this month, prompted a sell-off in both. Because, after several years of declines in the reserve margin, ERCOT sees the buffer stabilizing and widening out again.Next year doesn’t look like a problem for generators, as the margin is expected to remain tight (plus ERCOT has revamped its scarcity-pricing mechanism in a favorable way). Beyond that, however, a bigger reserve makes summer windfalls less likely. Virtually all of the new capacity is wind and, especially, solar power. With no fuel cost, these sources depress power prices when they run and can take away the punch-bowl of scarcity pricing.ERCOT tends to overestimate the amount of new capacity that will actually get built. But one interesting wrinkle in the latest report shows there is another way in which renewable sources loosen the market: rising efficiency.When ERCOT makes its projections, it estimates how much each type of power source will actually run. It just tweaked these up for solar and wind versus where they were in May. We’re only talking a few percentage points: 5 for coastal wind, about 3.5 for inland wind and 2 for solar. Through 2024, they provide an extra 1.5 gigawatts of summer peak capacity on average. That may not sound like much in a roughly 75-80 gigawatt market. But it plays an outsize role in boosting those projected reserve margins versus where they stood in May.  ERCOT adjusts its capacity factors based on historical observations, and performance has been improving for wind turbines and solar farms. BloombergNEF calculates the capacity factors for wind and solar power in Texas during the peakiest hours of the summer. Inland wind-power efficiency, in particular, has been on the rise for years.This makes sense: Newer, bigger turbines are more efficient and, as new projects go up, they will use the latest technology.In a report published in October, BloombergNEF’s analysts estimate that just an extra 1 gigawatt of solar capacity online this August would have sucked $2.8 billion of wholesale revenue out of the market. Shutdowns of older plants can shift those odds back (as Vistra showed with big coal-plant closures announced in 2017), but that comes at the expense of market share.This is the vise that is tightening slowly on Texas’ wholesale power market. Generators should enjoy another good run next summer, weather permitting. But the addition of new wind turbines and solar farms will keep shifting the odds away from them.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at ldenning1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at mgongloff1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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    Do Hedge Funds Love NRG Energy Inc (NRG)?

    Most investors tend to think that hedge funds and other asset managers are worthless, as they cannot beat even simple index fund portfolios. In fact, most people expect hedge funds to compete with and outperform the bull market that we have witnessed in recent years. However, hedge funds are generally partially hedged and aim at […]

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