• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $40.40
  • Forecasted Upside: 16.13%
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$34.79
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Analyst Price Target for NRG

Analyst Price Target is $40.40
▲ +16.13% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for NRG Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $40.40, with a high forecast of $46.00 and a low forecast of $32.00. The average price target represents a 16.13% upside from the last price of $34.79.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 6 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in NRG Energy. This rating has held steady since December 2021, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
8/16/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
11/14/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
2/12/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
5/13/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
8/11/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
11/9/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
1/8/2023
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
2/7/2023

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/23/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$37.00 ➝ $39.00Low
12/19/2022Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$38.00 ➝ $32.00Low
12/9/2022Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$47.00 ➝ $37.00Low
12/8/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$46.00 ➝ $43.00Low
12/7/2022UBS GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ SellLow
11/8/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$44.00 ➝ $46.00Low
10/28/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$46.00 ➝ $47.00Low
10/21/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$47.00 ➝ $46.00Low
8/23/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$46.00 ➝ $47.00Low
8/9/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetBuy$52.00 ➝ $46.00Low
7/21/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$44.00 ➝ $46.00Low
6/7/2022Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$43.00 ➝ $42.00Medium
4/21/2022Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$47.00 ➝ $43.00High
2/25/2022Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$42.00Low
1/5/2022UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$44.00 ➝ $42.00High
8/19/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$47.00 ➝ $48.00Low
6/27/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-BuyHigh
4/20/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$51.00 ➝ $47.00Low
3/23/2021Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Peer Perform$47.00Low
3/18/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$59.00 ➝ $51.00Medium
3/17/2021GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
3/17/2021Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Peer Perform$47.00High
3/8/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$57.00 ➝ $59.00Low
2/5/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$52.00 ➝ $57.00Low
2/4/2021CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$34.00 ➝ $52.00Medium
1/28/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$57.00Medium
12/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $52.00Low
11/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$51.00 ➝ $50.00High
10/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $51.00Low
8/14/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$53.00 ➝ $50.00Low
7/27/2020Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy$39.00 ➝ $40.00High
7/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$56.00 ➝ $53.00Low
6/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$54.00 ➝ $56.00Low
5/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$51.00 ➝ $54.00Low
5/8/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$44.00 ➝ $41.00Low
5/7/2020CfraDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$37.00 ➝ $28.00Low
4/30/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$53.00 ➝ $51.00High
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$55.00 ➝ $53.00Medium
4/2/2020CitigroupLower TargetBuy$49.00 ➝ $34.00High
3/3/2020Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$45.00Medium
2/28/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$48.00 ➝ $44.00High
2/24/2020Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageHold$45.00High
2/19/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$43.50Medium
12/16/2019Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$55.00 ➝ $54.00High
10/18/2019CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$45.00 ➝ $46.00Low
9/17/2019SunTrust BanksBoost TargetHold$37.00 ➝ $39.00Low
9/6/2019Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$47.00 ➝ $49.00Low
8/16/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetHold$47.00Low
6/24/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-Buy$56.00 ➝ $56.00Medium
5/16/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetHold$46.00Low
4/11/2019CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$47.00 ➝ $49.00Low
3/25/2019Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual ➝ Equal Weight$46.00Medium
3/1/2019MacquarieSet TargetBuy$48.00Medium
3/1/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet TargetHold$43.00Medium
1/28/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$45.00Low
12/10/2018CitigroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$38.00 ➝ $47.00Low
10/29/2018SunTrust BanksBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$35.00 ➝ $36.00Medium
9/27/2018Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$40.00 ➝ $42.00Medium
9/20/2018MacquarieBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$40.00 ➝ $41.00Low
8/7/2018Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$36.00 ➝ $40.00Low
8/6/2018CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$38.00Low
7/30/2018CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$33.00High
7/25/2018Bank of AmericaLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$38.00 ➝ $37.00Medium
5/24/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy$37.00 ➝ $37.00Low
3/28/2018UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$36.00 ➝ $37.00Low
3/15/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$29.00Medium
2/23/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$33.00High
(Data available from 2/7/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

1.24 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 9 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
7/12/2022
  • 15 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
8/11/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 21 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
9/10/2022
  • 10 very positive mentions
  • 10 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
10/10/2022
  • 15 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
11/9/2022
  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 31 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
12/9/2022
  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
1/8/2023
  • 22 very positive mentions
  • 13 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
2/7/2023

Current Sentiment

  • 22 very positive mentions
  • 13 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
NRG Energy logo
NRG Energy, Inc. engages in the production, sale, and distribution of energy and energy services. It operates through the following segments: Generation, Retail, and Corporate. The Generation segment includes all power plant activities, domestic and international, as well as renewables. The Retail segment includes mass customers and business solutions, and other distributed and reliability products. The Corporate segment includes residential solar and electric vehicle services. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
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Today's Range

Now: $34.79
Low: $34.21
High: $34.84

50 Day Range

MA: $33.50
Low: $31.03
High: $42.45

52 Week Range

Now: $34.79
Low: $30.64
High: $47.82

Volume

1,079,290 shs

Average Volume

3,693,924 shs

Market Capitalization

$8.01 billion

P/E Ratio

4.41

Dividend Yield

4.39%

Beta

0.98

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of NRG Energy?

The following equities research analysts have issued research reports on NRG Energy in the last year: Bank of America Co., BMO Capital Markets, Evercore ISI, Morgan Stanley, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and UBS Group AG.
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What is the current price target for NRG Energy?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for NRG Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $40.40, suggesting a possible upside of 16.5%. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting NRG will reach $46.00 in the next twelve months. Bank of America Co. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $32.00 for NRG Energy in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for NRG Energy?

NRG Energy currently has 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in NRG, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact NRG Energy's investor relations team?

NRG Energy's physical mailing address is 804 CARNEGIE CENTER, PRINCETON NJ, 08540. The utilities provider's listed phone number is (713) 537-3000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for NRG Energy is www.nrg.com. Learn More about contacing NRG Energy investor relations.