| NRG Energy is a power company. Co. produces and sells electricity and related products and services in primary power markets in the United States and Canada. Co. sells energy, services, and sustainable products and services directly to retail customers under the brand names NRG, Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Stream and XOOM Energy, as well as other brand names owned by Co. Co.'s segments are: Texas, which includes all activity related to customer, plant and market operations in Texas; East, which includes the remaining activity related to customer operations and all activity related to plant and market operations in the East; and West/Other. |
When researching a stock like NRG Energy, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from NRG Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for NRG stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the NRG 200 day moving average ("NRG 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the NRG 50 day moving average ("NRG 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for NRG Energy.