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NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) Analysis: Is It The One You’re Looking For?

NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE) traded at $82.51 at last check on Tuesday, January 24, made a downward move of -0.19% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $82.67 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.49 with the day’s price range being $80.90 – $83.22. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 42.68. In terms of its 52-week price range, NEE has a high of $91.35 and a low of $67.22. The company’s stock has lost about -1.02% over that past 30 days.

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NextEra Energy Inc. has a market cap of $165.82 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Apr 19, 2023 – Apr 24, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 1.70 and a yield of 2.06%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the NEE stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.8, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $2.87 for 2022 and $3.09 for next year. These figures represent 12.50% and 7.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $5.76 billion, with a low of $4.46 billion and a high of $6.41 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 6.40% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $21.02 billion, or 23.20% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the NEE stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the NEE stock currently stands at 4.12, and the most recent price level today is -1.59% off its SMA20 and -1.85% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 44.19 while the volatility over the past week is 2.43% and jumps to 1.94% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.49, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.79.

Let’s briefly compare NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.19% and -1.01% over the past 12 months for NEE competes that of The Southern Company (SO), which has seen its stock price rise 0.30% in the latest trading session and is -1.50% over the last one year. Another of its peers Dominion Energy Inc. (D) has dropped -0.14% today, and was -20.38% down over the past year, while American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) is also down -0.26% yet, while its price remains in the green at 3.05% over the same period. NextEra Energy Inc. has a P/E ratio of 42.68 compared to The Southern Company’s 21.23 and Dominion Energy Inc.’s 29.77. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.40% and -0.23%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 6.28 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 6.32 million. Current shares outstanding are 1.99 billion.

The insiders hold 0.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 80.30%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 19.53 million at a short ratio of 2.11. This represents a 0.99% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 19.47 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -1.11% down in year-to-date price movement.

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