28 Nov

NRG Energy: The Most Volatile Stock in the S&P 500 Utilities

WRITTEN BY Vincent Kruger FEATURED IN Company News, Insights, & Analysis

NRG Energy: The most volatile among utilities

Some industry experts criticize NRG Energy’s (NRG) presence in the S&P 500 Utilities Index. Although utilities (XLU) are generally known for their stable stock price movements, NRG is driven by its volatile earnings.

NRG Energy’s beta stands above 1 while utilities generally have betas below 0.5. NRG Energy is currently trading at its early 2016 levels.

NRG Energy: The Most Volatile Stock in the S&P 500 Utilities

NRG’s volatile stock movement resulted in significant underperformance compared to the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

Let’s look at total returns of utilities in the next article.

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