NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) shares fell 2% during trading on Thursday . The company 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.

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

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $15.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.27. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.87 billion.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.18. The business earned $3.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.29 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.37) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that NRG Energy Inc. will post $1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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

In other NRG Energy news, SVP David Callen sold 1,968 shares of the business’s 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 completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 30,042 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $465,951.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas H. Weidemeyer sold 3,182 shares of the business’s 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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 58,705 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,012,074.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have bought and sold shares of NRG. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in NRG Energy by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 153,997 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,813,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in NRG Energy by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 89,474 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,053,000 after buying an additional 3,964 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in NRG Energy by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 599,794 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,060,000 after buying an additional 4,700 shares in the last quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC increased 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. Finally, Eii Capital Management Inc. increased 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.

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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