NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE] is -9.50% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


NextEra Energy Inc. [NYSE: NEE] loss -0.06% or -0.05 points to close at $84.49 with a heavy trading volume of 11474328 shares. The company report on July 29, 2022 that NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend.

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The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of $0.425 per share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2022, to shareholders of record on Aug. 30, 2022.

It opened the trading session at $84.50, the shares rose to $85.41 and dropped to $84.31, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NEE points out that the company has recorded 16.52% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -25.69% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 9.78M shares, NEE reached to a volume of 11474328 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NEE shares is $91.64 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NEE stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Seaport Research Partners have made an estimate for NextEra Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on April 26, 2022, representing the official price target for NextEra Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $87, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Overweight rating on NEE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NextEra Energy Inc. is set at 2.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for NEE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.03. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.56, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.53. Price to Free Cash Flow for NEE in the course of the last twelve months was 28.07 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

Trading performance analysis for NEE stock

NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.28. With this latest performance, NEE shares gained by 11.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.52% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.10% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for NEE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 67.20, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.76, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.29 for NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 77.24, while it was recorded at 82.06 for the last single week of trading, and 80.93 for the last 200 days.

NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE] shares currently have an operating margin of +33.21 and a Gross Margin at +41.67. NextEra Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.80.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.66.

NextEra Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for NEE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NextEra Energy Inc. go to 9.07%.

An analysis of insider ownership at NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]

There are presently around $128,366 million, or 79.80% of NEE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NEE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 182,355,161, which is approximately 1.96% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 147,832,499 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.49 billion in NEE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $9.09 billion in NEE stock with ownership of nearly 8.057% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in NextEra Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,183 institutional holders increased their position in NextEra Energy Inc. [NYSE:NEE] by around 71,995,713 shares. Additionally, 961 investors decreased positions by around 81,253,900 shares, while 321 investors held positions by with 1,366,055,926 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,519,305,539 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NEE stock had 124 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,776,064 shares, while 132 institutional investors sold positions of 19,780,447 shares during the same period.