NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 4,321,550 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 2% from the previous session’s volume of 4,409,744 shares.The stock last traded at $11.51 and had previously closed at $11.22.

Several research firms have commented on NRG. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of NRG Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of NRG Energy in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Barclays PLC lowered their price objective on shares of NRG Energy from $20.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. TheStreet lowered shares of NRG Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $14.00 price objective (up previously from $13.00) on shares of NRG Energy in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. NRG Energy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.76.

The company’s market capitalization is $3.60 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $12.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.01.

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NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.61) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.76. The company earned $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.54 billion. NRG Energy had a positive return on equity of 3.12% and a negative net margin of 48.33%. NRG Energy’s revenue was down 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.06) EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that NRG Energy Inc. will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NRG. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in NRG Energy by 1.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,562,516 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,269,000 after buying an additional 26,194 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in NRG Energy by 1.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 5,196,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $67,607,000 after buying an additional 96,569 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp acquired a new stake in NRG Energy during the first quarter worth about $202,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in NRG Energy by 387.0% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,470,716 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,144,000 after buying an additional 1,963,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Washington Trust Bank raised its stake in NRG Energy by 0.8% in the second quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 104,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,567,000 after buying an additional 880 shares during the last quarter. 96.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About NRG Energy

NRG Energy, Inc (NRG) is an integrated power company that produces, sells and delivers energy, and energy products and services in various power markets in the United States. The Company’s segments include NRG Business, which includes power generation, the carbon capture business and energy services; NRG Home, which includes NRG Home Retail, which consists of residential retail services and products, and NRG Home Solar, which includes the installation and leasing of residential solar services; NRG Renew, which includes solar and wind assets, excluding those in the NRG Yield and NRG Home Solar segments; NRG Yield, and corporate activities.

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