Investors bought shares of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading on Friday. $59.60 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $37.23 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $22.37 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, NextEra Energy had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($1.46) for the day and closed at $125.99

A number of brokerages have issued reports on NEE. Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. They set a “hold” rating and a $146.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$129.07.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $127.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $119.25. The company has a market cap of $58.20 billion and a PE ratio of 22.55.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10. The company earned $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.33 billion. The business’s revenue was down 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.56 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that NextEra Energy Inc. will post $6.20 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 30th will be given a $0.87 dividend. This represents a $3.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 26th.

In other NextEra Energy news, Director James L. Robo sold 43,773 shares of NextEra Energy stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the director now owns 388,057 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$45,507,444.39. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Treasurer Paul I. Cutler sold 4,796 shares of NextEra Energy stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$130.00, for a total transaction of C$623,480.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 69,977 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$9,097,010. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the stock. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in NextEra Energy by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 590,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $61,334,000 after buying an additional 30,251 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in NextEra Energy by 17.8% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 147,541 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,328,000 after buying an additional 22,301 shares during the period. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC raised its stake in NextEra Energy by 369.7% in the fourth quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 200,488 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,829,000 after buying an additional 157,800 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management raised its stake in NextEra Energy by 14.6% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 3,408,573 shares of the company’s stock valued at $354,117,000 after buying an additional 435,350 shares during the period. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its stake in NextEra Energy by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 372,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,716,000 after buying an additional 8,459 shares during the period.

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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