NRG Yield (NYLD) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.27

News headlines about NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NRG Yield earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1662833176286 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Shares of NYLD stock opened at $17.65 on Friday. NRG Yield has a 1 year low of $15.55 and a 1 year high of $20.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.59. The firm has a market cap of $3,261.58, a PE ratio of 24.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 2.19.

NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $242.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $248.92 million. NRG Yield had a positive return on equity of 3.17% and a negative net margin of 1.59%. sell-side analysts forecast that NRG Yield will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on NYLD. ValuEngine cut NRG Yield from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on NRG Yield from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Guggenheim upgraded shares of NRG Yield from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NRG Yield from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NRG Yield has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.29.

In other news, insider Christopher S. Sotos bought 6,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The stock was bought at an average price of $16.16 per share, with a total value of $100,192.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 16,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $268,256. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.

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About NRG Yield

NRG Yield, Inc, through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2017, it had contracted renewable and conventional generation portfolio of 5,118 net megawatt (MW). The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,319 net MW thermal equivalents, and electric generation capacity of 123 net MW.

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