| NRG Energy is a consumer services company. Co. produces and sells energy and related products and services in the U.S. and Canada. 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; 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 as well as the services businesses. |
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. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the NRG 200 DMA and the NRG 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("NRG MACD"). The NRG MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).