NRG Energy

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NRG Energy ( NRG) is a wholesale power generation and retail electricity company that produces and delivers energy and energy services in major competitive power markets in the U.S. This stock closed up 3.9% at $26.52 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 7.31 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 3.67 million
Volume % Change: 110%

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From a technical perspective, NRG spiked sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $25.24 and right above its 200-day moving average at $24.79 with strong upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of NRG within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if NRG manages to take out its 50-day moving average at $26.88 to more near-term overhead resistance at $27.07 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NRG as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $24.79 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 3.67 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NRG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $27.50 to $28.50. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give NRG a chance to tag its 52-week high at $29.19.

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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including and You can follow Pedone on Twitter at or @zerosum24.

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