NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG)’s share price traded down 2% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $15.48 and last traded at $15.55, with a volume of 2,180,220 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.87.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective (up previously from $13.00) on shares of NRG Energy in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NRG Energy in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. TheStreet upgraded NRG Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. SunTrust Banks Inc. lifted their price objective on NRG Energy from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NRG Energy in a research note on Saturday, March 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.24.

The stock’s market capitalization is $4.82 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.31 and a 200 day moving average of $13.24.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $3.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.37) earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that NRG Energy Inc. will post $1.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th.

In other news, Director Thomas H. Weidemeyer sold 3,182 shares of NRG Energy stock in a transaction on Friday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.24, for a total transaction of $54,857.68. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 58,705 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,012,074.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP David Callen sold 1,968 shares of NRG Energy stock in a transaction on Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.51, for a total value of $30,523.68. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 30,042 shares in the company, valued at $465,951.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in NRG. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in NRG Energy by 6.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,952,346 shares of the company’s stock valued at $70,035,000 after buying an additional 385,062 shares in the last quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in NRG Energy by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. now owns 203,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,395,000 after buying an additional 25,800 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake in NRG Energy by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 4,318,867 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,833,000 after buying an additional 770,082 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in NRG Energy by 2,020.2% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 344,218 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,051,000 after buying an additional 327,983 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC raised its stake in NRG Energy by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 128,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,514,000 after buying an additional 15,800 shares in the last quarter.

NRG Energy, Inc (NRG) is an integrated power company that produces, sells and delivers energy, and energy products and services in various power markets in the United States. The Company’s segments include NRG Business, which includes power generation, the carbon capture business and energy services; NRG Home, which includes NRG Home Retail, which consists of residential retail services and products, and NRG Home Solar, which includes the installation and leasing of residential solar services; NRG Renew, which includes solar and wind assets, excluding those in the NRG Yield and NRG Home Solar segments; NRG Yield, and corporate activities.

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