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NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) VP Mauricio Gutierrez unloaded 100,118 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.66, for a total value of $3,670,325.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 158,561 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,812,846. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) traded down 0.70% on Thursday, hitting $35.51. The stock had a trading volume of 1,993,073 shares. NRG Energy has a 1-year low of $25.24 and a 1-year high of $38.09. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.79 and a 200-day moving average of $31.40. The company’s market cap is $11.975 billion.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $3.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.13 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($1.02) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 67.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that NRG Energy will post $1.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of NRG Energy from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 27th. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of NRG Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at ISI Group raised their price target on shares of NRG Energy from $36.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.00.

NRG Energy, Inc (NYSE:NRG) is an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company in the United States.

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