Investors sold shares of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $51.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.09 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $49.88 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, NextEra Energy had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded up $0.02 for the day and closed at $130.89

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on NEE shares. Argus raised their target price on shares of NextEra Energy from $118.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Barclays PLC raised their target price on shares of NextEra Energy from $121.00 to $129.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 18th. Jefferies Group raised their target price on shares of NextEra Energy from $90.00 to $93.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Macquarie downgraded shares of NextEra Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $121.00 target price on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$126.61.

The stock has a market capitalization of $60.40 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.90. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $123.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $115.86.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.16. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.41 EPS. Equities analysts expect that NextEra Energy Inc. will post $6.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st were issued a dividend of $0.87 per share. This represents a $3.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 26th.

In other news, Director James L. Robo sold 43,773 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$117.27, for a total value of C$5,133,259.71. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 388,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$45,507,444.39. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Treasurer Paul I. Cutler sold 4,796 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$130.00, for a total transaction of C$623,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now owns 69,977 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$9,097,010. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. Parsec Financial Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 9,865 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,025,000 after buying an additional 1,388 shares during the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 17.0% in the fourth quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 10,416 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,080,000 after buying an additional 1,512 shares during the last quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC now owns 10,554 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,096,000 after buying an additional 458 shares during the last quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. now owns 11,552 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,200,000 after buying an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adirondack Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Adirondack Trust Co. now owns 11,897 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,329,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the last quarter.

NextEra Energy, Inc (NEE) is a holding company. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER). It is an electric power company in North America with electric generating facilities located in 27 states in the United States and four provinces in Canada.

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