How to buy NRG Energy (NRG) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in NRG Energy shares.
NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) is a leading utilities - independent power producers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$47.34 after a previous close of US$47.47. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD47.34 to a high of USD47.83. The latest price was USD47.81 (25 minute delay). NRG Energy is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in NRG Energy
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for NRG Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NRG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until NRG Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$47.47, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of NRG Energy, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NRG Energy. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
- NRG Energy key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is NRG Energy stock a buy or sell?
- NRG Energy performance over time
- Is NRG Energy suitable for ethical investing?
- Are NRG Energy shares over-valued?
- NRG Energy's financials
- How volatile are NRG Energy shares?
- Does NRG Energy pay a dividend?
- Have NRG Energy shares ever split?
- Other common questions
NRG Energy stock price (NYSE:NRG)Use our graph to track the performance of NRG stocks over time.
Have NRG Energy's shares ever split?
NRG Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NRG Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NRG Energy shares which in turn could have impacted NRG Energy's share price.
NRG Energy shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$29.3507 - US$48.58|
|50-day moving average||US$42.8626|
|200-day moving average||US$37.1283|
|Dividend yield||US$1.51 (3.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-7.65|
NRG Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||-0.06%|
|1 month (2023-11-10)||4.96%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||21.01%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||40.29%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||48.11%|
|2 years (2021-12-10)||23.03%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||40.99%|
|5 years (2018-12-10)||17.79%|
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Is it a good time to buy NRG Energy stock?
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Is NRG Energy under- or over-valued?
Valuing NRG Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NRG Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NRG Energy's PEG ratio
NRG Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2621. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into NRG Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
NRG Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, NRG Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$29.3507 up to US$48.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NRG Energy's is 0.997. This would suggest that NRG Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NRG Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||US$29.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||-41.14%|
|Market capitalisation||US$10.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
NRG Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 27.08% of net profits
Recently NRG Energy has paid out, on average, around 27.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NRG Energy shareholders could enjoy a 3.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NRG Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.51 per share.
While NRG Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NRG Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
NRG Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 15 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
NRG Energy's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NRG Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
NRG Energy's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NRG Energy's overall score of 35.19 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NRG Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
NRG Energy's environmental score
Environmental score: 20.81/100
NRG Energy's social score
Social score: 10.12/100
NRG Energy's governance score
Governance score: 4.75/100
NRG Energy's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NRG Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NRG Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.19|
|Total ESG percentile||82.5|
|Level of controversy||2|
NRG Energy overview
NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated power company in the United States. It operates through Texas, East, and West segments. The company is involved in producing and selling electricity and related products and services to approximately residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers. It generates electricity using natural gas, coal, oil, solar, nuclear, and battery storage. The company also provides system power, distributed generation, renewable products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, and energy efficiency and advisory services, as well as carbon management and specialty services. In addition, it trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodities; environmental products; weather products; and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Further, the company procures fuels; and sells energy, services, and products and services under the NRG, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Stream, and XOOM Energy. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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