| 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. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our NRG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute NRG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing NRG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing NRG's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of NRG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
NRG market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like NRG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NRG by allowing them to research the NRG market cap history.