NRG Energy Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NRG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $24.28, above its previous 52-week high of $24.27 with 2.9 million shares traded as of 3:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

NRG Energy has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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.

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TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full NRG Energy Ratings Report.

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