Morgan Stanley lifts NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

NextEra Energy Inc. [NYSE: NEE] traded at a high on 12/13/22, posting a 0.69 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $87.15. The company report on December 7, 2022 that NextEra Energy Partners, LP announces offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2026.


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NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) today announced an offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2026 (the “notes”) in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

Holders may convert all or a portion of their notes at any time prior to their maturity date in principal amounts equal to $1,000 or an integral multiple thereof. Upon conversion, NextEra Energy Partners will pay cash up to the aggregate principal amount of the notes to be converted and pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash, NextEra Energy Partners common units or a combination of cash and common units, at NextEra Energy Partners’ election, in respect of the remainder, if any, of NextEra Energy Partners’ conversion obligation in excess of the aggregate principal amount of the notes being converted. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP, a direct subsidiary of NextEra Energy Partners.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 7176876 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of NextEra Energy Inc. stands at 2.11% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.95%.

The market cap for NEE stock reached $175.74 billion, with 1.99 billion shares outstanding and 1.98 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.72M shares, NEE reached a trading volume of 7176876 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $93.55 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 1.90. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for NextEra Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 06, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on July 26, 2022, representing the official price target for NextEra Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $87, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on NEE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NextEra Energy Inc. is set at 1.94, with the Price to Sales ratio for NEE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.86. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.45, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.24. Price to Free Cash Flow for NEE in the course of the last twelve months was 34.67 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

How has NEE stock performed recently?

NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.31. With this latest performance, NEE shares gained by 4.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -5.00% 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 64.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.08 for NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 79.94, while it was recorded at 85.85 for the last single week of trading, and 80.55 for the last 200 days.

NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

Earnings analysis for NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]

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 9.40%.

Insider trade positions for NextEra Energy Inc. [NEE]

There are presently around $135,638 million, or 80.30% of NEE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NEE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 189,253,007, which is approximately 2.088% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 143,125,704 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.47 billion in NEE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $9.97 billion in NEE stock with ownership of nearly 0.93% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in NextEra Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 1,114 institutional holders increased their position in NextEra Energy Inc. [NYSE:NEE] by around 66,678,083 shares. Additionally, 1,016 investors decreased positions by around 75,408,937 shares, while 328 investors held positions by with 1,414,284,215 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,556,371,235 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NEE stock had 143 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,902,883 shares, while 104 institutional investors sold positions of 10,099,708 shares during the same period.

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