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) pushed the Utilities sector lower today making it today's featured Utilities laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, NRG Energy fell $0.39 (-1.4%) to $27.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,706,590 shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,452,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.24-$27.68 after having opened the day at $27.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.72. Other companies within the Utilities sector that declined today were:
), down 3.3%,
), down 3.1%,
), down 2.4% and
), down 1.9%.
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NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, expansion, modification, refurbishment, and operation of power generation facilities. NRG Energy has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full NRG Energy Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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