Investors bought shares of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $46.05 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $23.96 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $22.09 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, NextEra Energy had the 14th highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($0.77) for the day and closed at $124.27

NEE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 6th. KeyCorp reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $134.00 target price (up from $126.00) on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $144.00 target price on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, Argus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 target price (up from $128.00) on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NextEra Energy has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of C$129.07.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $127.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $120.80. The company has a market cap of $57.41 billion and a PE ratio of 22.24.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.10. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.56 earnings per share. 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. Equities analysts expect that NextEra Energy Inc. will post $6.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.80%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 26th.

In other NextEra Energy news, VP Chris N. Froggatt sold 16,467 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$127.61, for a total value of C$2,101,353.87. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,916 shares in the company, valued at C$2,924,310.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Treasurer Paul I. Cutler sold 4,796 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$130.00, for a total value of C$623,480.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now owns 69,977 shares in the company, valued at C$9,097,010. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have made changes to their positions in NEE. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 26,057 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,707,000 after buying an additional 3,523 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 29,933 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,110,000 after buying an additional 854 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 168,348 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,489,000 after buying an additional 8,171 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 668,806 shares of the company’s stock valued at $69,489,000 after buying an additional 49,780 shares during the last quarter.

NextEra Energy, Inc (NEE) is a holding company. The Company is an electric power company in North America with electric generating facilities located in over 30 states in the United States and approximately five provinces in Canada. NEE’s operating segments are FPL, an electric utility, and NEER, an energy business.

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