Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power plant operator NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at NRG's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Princeton, N.J. (1989)|
|Market Cap||$4.5 billion|
|Industry||Independent power producers|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$9.0 billion|
|Management||CEO David Crane (since 2003)
CFO Kirkland Andrews (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||5.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$1 billion / $10.3 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 733 members who have rated NRG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
There are many reasons to like this company including its portfolio of energy friendly energy sources including wind turbines, nuclear power stations, biomas facilities, and solar power fields. For me though it has to be its eVgo service which helps people charge their electric cars at home or away from home. The share price of this company is a bargain right now and by owning shares in this company you have the feel good factor in knowing your money is being used to help our world and the environment around us.
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