Investors sold shares of Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $11.10 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $42.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $31.33 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Entergy Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Entergy Corp. traded up $0.87 for the day and closed at $81.39

ETR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $82.50 target price (up from $75.50) on shares of Entergy Corp. in a report on Monday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Entergy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, April 11th. Bank of America Corp. cut shares of Entergy Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Entergy Corp. in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Entergy Corp. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Entergy Corp. has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.59.

The company’s market capitalization is $14.55 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $79.90 and its 200-day moving average is $75.89.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be paid a $0.85 dividend. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.18%.

In related news, insider Haley Fisackerly sold 1,933 shares of Entergy Corp. 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 in the company, valued at approximately $549,592.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Alexis M. Herman sold 1,091 shares of Entergy Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.24, for a total transaction of $83,177.84. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,227 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $93,546.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Entergy Corp. by 57.7% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 206,557 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,120,000 after buying an additional 75,556 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Entergy Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 32,226 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,203,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Entergy Corp. by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC now owns 48,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,341,000 after buying an additional 530 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Entergy Corp. by 57.3% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 49,729 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,399,000 after buying an additional 18,116 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Entergy Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 16,955 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,159,000 after buying an additional 268 shares during the last quarter.

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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