Short Call on Analysts Review: NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL)

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -1.50% to close at $17.10 with the total traded volume of 5.97 Million shares. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the NRG. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $-0.37 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $-0.27. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $0.87 as compared to three months ago $1.18.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 29 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 19.63 as compared to current price of 17.10. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 10 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 6 recommend as HOLD. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm has institutional ownership of 97.70%, while insider ownership included 0.50%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 0.44. NRG attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 with week’s performance of 3.26%.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) [Trend Analysis] climbed reacts as active mover, shares increase 0.46% to traded at $43.82 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.23%. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over XEL performance. Out of the pool of analysts 2 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 3 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.49 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.49. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $2.45 and for the one month was for $2.21 as compared to three months ago was for $2.20. Whereas, XEL received highest price target of 47 and low target of 35. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 42.77 as compared to current price of 43.82.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.01 and price to cash ratio remained 263.82. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 10.40% and return on investment was 6.30% while its return on asset stayed at 2.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.35.


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