Analysts’ target price
According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, NRG Energy (NRG) stock has a mean target price of $33.25, which indicates an upside potential of more than 23% for the next 12 months. Currently, NRG Energy is trading at $26.9.
Among the eight Wall Street analysts tracking NRG Energy, three recommend the stock as a “strong buy,” four recommend it as a “buy,” and one recommends it as a “hold.” None of the analysts recommend it as a “sell” as of March 2, 2018.
The above chart shows how analysts’ views on NRG Energy stock changed in the last few months.
Peers’ target prices
AES (AES) has a mean target price of $12.7—compared to its current market price of $11.0. AES has an upside potential of 16% going forward.
The largest competitive utility, Exelon (EXC) offers a gain potential of 13.5% given analysts’ mean target price of $41.9. Currently, Exelon is trading at $36.9.
Competitive utility FirstEnergy (FE) has a mean target price of $35.9, which implies a potential gain of 11% in a year. FirstEnergy is trading at $32.3.
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