Trade-Ideas LLC identified

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified NextEra Energy as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • NEE has 11x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 2.52 mentions/day.
  • NEE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $168.3 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on NEE:

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. NEE has a PE ratio of 16. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate NextEra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for NextEra Energy has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. NextEra Energy has a market cap of $47.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates NextEra Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • NEE's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • NEXTERA ENERGY INC has improved earnings per share by 42.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, NEXTERA ENERGY INC increased its bottom line by earning $5.60 versus $3.93 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.65 versus $5.60).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Electric Utilities industry. The net income increased by 45.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $491.00 million to $716.00 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Electric Utilities industry and the overall market, NEXTERA ENERGY INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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