NRG, DYN, and CPN: Which Merchant Stock Returned the Most?
NRG Energy (NRG) leads the pack with total returns of 30% in the last one year. Peers Dynegy (DYN) and Calpine (CPN) delivered returns of -25% and -18%, respectively, during this period. NRG’s strong price appreciation during the period made a major contribution to its strong returns.
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In comparison, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) returned 12%, while broader markets managed to gain 10%.
Total returns consider the stock price appreciation and dividends paid during the period.