2. As of noon trading, NRG Energy ( NRG) is up $0.27 (1.1%) to $25.15 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.83-$25.28 after having opened the day at $24.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.88.

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 $8.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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 find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full NRG Energy Ratings Report now.

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