NRG Energy Reaches 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 $24.60, above its previous 52-week high of $24.56 with 594,189 shares traded as of 10:25 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

NRG Energy has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 6.5% 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. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full NRG Energy Ratings Report.

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