| NRG Energy is a consumer services company. Co. is engaged in producing and selling energy and related products and services. Co. sells power, natural gas, and home and power services, and develops sustainable solutions, under the brand names NRG, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Stream and XOOM Energy. Co.'s segments are: Texas, which includes all activity related to customer, plant and market operations in Texas, other than Cottonwood Generating Station; East, which includes all activity related to customer, plant and market operations in the East; and West/Services/Other, which includes all activity related to customer, plant and market operations in the West and Canada. |
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.