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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$74.33 after a previous close of US$74.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD70.35 to a high of USD74.5599. The latest price was USD73.42 (25 minute delay). NRG Energy is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in NRG Energy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$74.52, 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.
  6. 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.

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 31 May 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

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
OpenUS$74.33
HighUS$74.5599
LowUS$70.35
CloseUS$73.42
Previous closeUS$74.52
Change US$-1.1
Change % -1.4761%
Volume 4,216,792
Information last updated 2024-04-11.
52-week rangeUS$29.7187 - US$74.84
50-day moving average US$60.6012
200-day moving average US$47.2541
Target priceUS$59.89
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$1.54 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-1.12

NRG Energy share growth calculator

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NRG Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $73.42

1 week (2024-04-11) -1.57%
1 month (2024-03-18) 12.95%
3 months (2024-01-18) 44.07%
6 months (2023-10-18) 77.04%
1 year (2023-04-18) 111.83%
2 years (2022-04-18) 84.33%
3 years (2021-04-16) 89.81%
5 years (2019-04-18) 79.07%

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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 2.4004. 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's EBITDA

NRG Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$282 million (£226 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a NRG Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

NRG Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NRG Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$29.7187 up to US$74.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NRG.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NRG Energy's is 1.134. This would suggest that NRG Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NRG Energy financials

Revenue TTM US$28.8 billion
Gross profit TTM US$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.39%
Return on equity TTM -6%
Profit margin -0.7%
Book value 10.839
Market capitalisation US$16 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

NRG Energy share dividends

27%

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 2.23% 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 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NRG Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.54 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 14 February 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2024 (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 12/31/2018) 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

NRG Energy Inc. was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 35.19
Total ESG percentile 82.5
Environmental score 20.81
Social score 10.12
Governance score 4.75
Level of controversy 2

NRG Energy overview

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and home services company in the United States and Canada. It operates through Texas; East; West/Services/Other; Vivint Smart Home; and Corporate Activities segments. The company produces and sells electricity generated using coal, oil, solar, and battery storage; natural gas; and a cloud-based home platform, including hardware, software, sales, installation, customer service, technical support, and professional monitoring solutions. It offers retail electricity and energy management, line and surge protection products, HVAC installation, repair and maintenance, home protection products, carbon offsets, back-up power stations, portable power, portable solar, and portable lighting; retail services comprising demand response, commodity sales, energy efficiency, and energy management solutions; and system power, distributed generation, renewable and low-carbon products, carbon management and specialty services, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, and energy advisory services. In addition, the company trades in power, natural gas, and related commodities; environmental products; weather products; and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. It offers its products and services under the NRG, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Vivint. It serves residential, commercial, government, industrial, and wholesale customers. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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