NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)

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NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 38.47
Open 38.65
Day Low/High 38.44 / 39.03
52 Wk Low/High 32.63 / 43.66
Volume 3.06M
Avg Volume 2.56M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 251.59M
Market Cap 9.71B
EPS 2.00
P/E Ratio 120.56
Div & Yield 0.12 (0.30%)
Ignore This Agency at Your Own Peril

Ignore This Agency at Your Own Peril

Investors would be wise to pay close attention to FERC.

New Power Plants Point To Higher Prices

Most new natural gas plants cannot compete in the marketplace.

Utilities' Jumbo Batteries Power Up

Utilities' Jumbo Batteries Power Up

These large-scale batteries solve many problems, though they are expensive.

When It Comes to Nat Gas, Consider the Landscape

When It Comes to Nat Gas, Consider the Landscape

Three reasons to buy the utility, not the turbine makers.

Eyes Peeled for a Texas Energy Shake-Up

Eyes Peeled for a Texas Energy Shake-Up

If these events transpire, three utilities would reap benefits.

Nat-Gas Prices Likely to Stay Under Pressure

Nat-Gas Prices Likely to Stay Under Pressure

This should help the economy but make it tough for power producers

Don't Blow Your Stack Over the New EPA Proposal

Don't Blow Your Stack Over the New EPA Proposal

This isn't a big deal -- and, in fact, it will create some winners

Utilities Hasten the Shift to Natural Gas

Utilities Hasten the Shift to Natural Gas

Coal's exit is  driven by economics.

Three Myths About Energy in America

Three Myths About Energy in America

Is the future bleak for generating facilities? Coal history? Nukes doomed?

Four Impediments for Coal

Four Impediments for Coal

Energy companies steering away from inefficient, dirty fuel.

Diary of a Dividend Diva: A Coming Wave of Payouts

Diary of a Dividend Diva: A Coming Wave of Payouts

Take a look at the most attractive ones for the coming week.

A Solar-Power Reawakening

A Solar-Power Reawakening

Some of the nuts and bolts as solar gets a fresh look in the U.S.

Pulling the Plug on Oil

Pulling the Plug on Oil

New England still relies on oil for electric power, and that raises rates for everybody.

Whoa! We Actually Need That Coal

Whoa! We Actually Need That Coal

  Expect unintended outcomes if the U.S. exits too quickly from coal.  

NRG Plays the Game

NRG Plays the Game

The utility's new strategy is smart -- but not foolproof.

Renewable Energy: The Easier Path Forward

Renewable Energy: The Easier Path Forward

Pollution-free wind and solar power beats stinking old plants.

Getting in Front of the News

Getting in Front of the News

Cover your shorts until August.

Tables Turning for Natural Gas

Tables Turning for Natural Gas

As prices rise, winners and losers switch places.

A Rejection of Coal and Nuclear

A Rejection of Coal and Nuclear

A recent auction foretells limp demand -- and disappointing prices -- in both.

Solar Getting Its Time in the Sun

Solar Getting Its Time in the Sun

Power-plant owners, not the panel makers, are in the prime spot.

Entergy's Power Struggle

Entergy's Power Struggle

Its business faces many challenges, from wind farms to federal regulators.

The New Energy Landscape, Part 3

The New Energy Landscape, Part 3

Nat-gas price moves will have different effects on each of the three major power producers.

The New Energy Landscape, Part 2

The New Energy Landscape, Part 2

For investors, it should be clear there is no such thing as a national grid.

The New Energy Landscape, Part 1

The New Energy Landscape, Part 1

Where cash flow is king.

Trouble Is Brewing in Texas

A utility deregulation scheme has made it tougher to bring much-needed generating capacity to the state.

Mid-Market Generators Are Gambling on Coal

Mid-Market Generators Are Gambling on Coal

Solar and nuclear powered cost leaders will win when mid-market participants, mostly using coal and cheap natural gas, are gone.

Trouble Lurks on Some Utilities' Balance Sheets

Trouble Lurks on Some Utilities' Balance Sheets

Plants that cannot produce power economically are liabilities, not assets.

Energy Consumption Had a Surprising Dip

Energy Consumption Had a Surprising Dip

Summer usage was down from 2011 levels, and this could ding utilities' quarters.

Utilities' Power Prices Could Swing Wildly

Utilities' Power Prices Could Swing Wildly

In deregulated markets, speculating on pricing power is a gamble.