Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR)’s share price fell 0.2% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $79.65 and last traded at $80.33, with a volume of 364,293 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $80.50.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ETR. Bank of America Corp. restated a “hold” rating on shares of Entergy Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Entergy Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $81.00 target price on shares of Entergy Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on shares of Entergy Corp. from $79.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded shares of Entergy Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $87.00 to $88.00 in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.15.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $77.92 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.55. The firm’s market capitalization is $14.46 billion.

Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.12. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.68 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Entergy Corp. will post $5.10 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Haley Fisackerly sold 1,933 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.19, for a total value of $149,208.27. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 7,120 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $549,592.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Roderick K. West sold 64,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.76, for a total transaction of $4,848,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 69,223 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,244,334.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in Entergy Corp. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 649,059 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,371,000 after buying an additional 9,207 shares in the last quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. raised its stake in Entergy Corp. by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 108,670 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,429,000 after buying an additional 2,510 shares in the last quarter. Symons Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Entergy Corp. by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Symons Capital Management Inc. now owns 269,261 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,405,000 after buying an additional 2,080 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in Entergy Corp. by 227.1% in the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 333,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,769,000 after buying an additional 231,263 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Entergy Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $20,320,000.

Entergy Corporation is a holding company. The Company is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It operates through two business segments: Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment includes the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power to retail and wholesale customers in areas of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans and operates a natural gas distribution business.

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