NRG NRG Energy Inc.

  • NRG
  • Price as of: Jan 23, 04:01 PM EST
  • $16.21
  • +$0.10
  • +0.6%
  • Industry
  • Electric utilities

NRG Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    0.74% Utilities Average 2.49%
  • Annualized Payout
    $0.12 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    16.4% EPS $0.73
  • Dividend Growth
    No Payout Increase Last Year
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Next Ex-Dividend Date
Jan 30
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Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.0300 2017-01-18 2017-01-30 2017-02-01 2017-02-15 Regular
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Metric NRG Rank NRG Avg Ranking Notes
Relative Strength 1 year return is considerably lower than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Dividends are above average, growing as per Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Earnings Growth EPS growth is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

NRG Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
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Annualized Growth
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Years of
-19.5% -59.5% No Payout Increase Last Year
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

NRG Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.2350 2016 -59.5%
$0.5800 2015 7.4%
Historical Dividend Data

NRG Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.0300 2017-01-18 2017-01-30 2017-02-01 2017-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2016-10-19 2016-10-28 2016-11-01 2016-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2016-07-13 2016-07-28 2016-08-01 2016-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2016-04-18 2016-04-28 2016-05-02 2016-05-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2016-01-18 2016-01-28 2016-02-01 2016-02-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2015-10-12 2015-10-29 2015-11-02 2015-11-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2015-07-15 2015-07-30 2015-08-03 2015-08-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2015-04-20 2015-04-29 2015-05-01 2015-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2015-01-20 2015-01-29 2015-02-02 2015-02-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2014-10-14 2014-10-30 2014-11-03 2014-11-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2014-07-18 2014-07-30 2014-08-01 2014-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2014-04-21 2014-04-29 2014-05-01 2014-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2014-01-22 2014-01-30 2014-02-03 2014-02-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-10-16 2013-10-30 2013-11-01 2013-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-07-19 2013-07-30 2013-08-01 2013-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-04-19 2013-04-29 2013-05-01 2013-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2013-01-21 2013-01-30 2013-02-01 2013-02-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2012-10-15 2012-10-31 2012-11-01 2012-11-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2012-07-22 2012-07-30 2012-08-01 2012-08-15 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 2007-05-02 2007-06-01 2007-05-22 2007-05-31 NM Stock Split NM

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Company Profile

NRG Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Utilities
Industry: Electric Utilities

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. NRG is a wholesale power generator engaged in the ownership and operation of power generation facilities; the trading of energy, capacity and related products, and the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services. NRG is a retail electricity company engaged in the supply of electricity, energy services, and cleaner energy products to retail electricity customers in deregulated markets through Reliant Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Energy Plus (collectively, the Retail Businesses). Finally, NRG is focused on the deployment and commercialization of potential disruptive technologies, like electric vehicles, distributed solar and smart meter technology. As of December 31, 2011, NRG's global generation portfolio included 47 fossil fuel plants, three Utility Scale Solar facilities and four wind farms, as well as Distributed Solar facilities.

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  • Jefferies Raises Price Target on NRG Energy; Maintains "Buy" Rating (NRG)

    Jefferies analysts believe shares of NRG Energy Inc (NRG) are currently cheap and offer a strong yield. As such, they reiterated their bullish rating on the electric utility company and raised its price target. The analysts rate NRG as "Buy" and see shares reaching $33, up from the previous target of $32. This new price target suggests an 18% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $28.02. "Jefferies believes that NRG (and NYLD) is cheap; and for investors looking to play merchant generation, you can buy NRG at three turns cheaper than other vertically integrated merchant generators," Jefferies analyst Paul B. Fremont stated. NRG Energy shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 21.88% year-to-date.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of NRG Energy (NRG) offer a dividend yield of 1.71% based on Tuesday's closing price of $28.02 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 48 cents per share. NRG Energy Inc (NRG) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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