Press coverage about NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NextEra Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9529541062568 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades NextEra Energy (NEE) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dominion Energy and Sempra’s Earnings after Their Mega Deals (finance.yahoo.com)
- NextEra Energy Inc.: NextEra Energy announces date for release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results (twst.com)
- NextEra Energy Partners, LP announces date for release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have recently issued reports on NEE. Zacks Investment Research cut NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 price objective on shares of NextEra Energy in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Bank of America began coverage on NextEra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $166.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on NextEra Energy in a report on Thursday, December 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $173.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $177.00 price objective on shares of NextEra Energy in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $159.56.
NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $4.81 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.89 billion. NextEra Energy had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 24.81%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.74 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that NextEra Energy will post 6.73 EPS for the current year.
In other NextEra Energy news, Director James L. Robo sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.52, for a total value of $4,545,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Armando Pimentel, Jr. sold 42,372 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.45, for a total value of $6,671,471.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 121,958 shares in the company, valued at $19,202,287.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.53% of the company’s stock.
About NextEra Energy
NextEra Energy, Inc (NEE) is a holding company. The Company is an electric power companies in North America and, through its subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER) and its affiliated entities, is the generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NEE also owns and/or operates generation, transmission and distribution facilities to support its services to retail and wholesale customers, and has investments in gas infrastructure assets.
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