Entergy stock: buy or sell?

ETR stock price: $125.65 -0.51% At close on February 26th, 2020

Updated on:
February 26th, 2020

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Entergy slightly fell -0.51% today to $125.65 after reaching all time highs on February 19th. Wednesday was the 5th red session in a row, sliding in full a -5.52%.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States.

Should I buy Entergy stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Entergy stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Entergy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for ETR stock for the last month.

Entergy stock analysis

Daily outlook

Entergy slightly fell -0.51% to $125.65 after reaching all time highs on February 19th.

After marking all time highs on Feb 19th, Entergy slightly fell -0.51% to $125.65. On February/19, ETR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February 18th tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on December, ETR climbed $9.55 (8.23%).

ETR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Entergy shares eased -3.32% this week, ending at $125.65.

Entergy stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high Entergy marked last week. This week, Entergy stock dived below the significant level of the 10-weeks moving average.

ETR stock chart (weekly)

Entergy stock price history

Entergy stock historical price chart

ETR stock reached all-time highs on February 19th with a price of $135.55.

Entergy stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not detected any price prediction for Entergy stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Entergy reported astounding results for 2018-Q4 . Entergy skyrocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 25.00%, beating experts estimates of $0.48. Entergy posted $0.60.
ETR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a2.97n/a
2017-Q32017-10-242.192.357.3%
2017-Q42018-02-230.420.7681.0%
2018-Q12018-04-251.311.16-11.5%
2018-Q22018-08-011.261.7942.1%
2018-Q32018-10-312.833.7733.2%
2018-Q42019-02-200.480.625.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Entergy annual revenues remained constant a neutral -0.59% to $11,009.50 million dollars from $11,074.50 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, slightly better, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 3.99% to 7.83%.

ETR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$11,400 M-$731 M6.4%-
2014$12,495 M9.60%$960 M7.7%31.44%
2015$11,513 M-7.86%$-156.73 M-1.4%-116.32%
2016$10,846 M-5.80%$-564.50 M-5.2%260.17%
2017$11,075 M2.11%$425 M3.8%-175.35%
2018$11,010 M-0.59%$863 M7.8%102.79%

Quarterly financial results

Entergy posted $2,512.48 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -19.07% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-62.32 M with a profit margin of -2.48%. Profit margin collapsed a -19.87% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 17.39%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Entergy sales marked a fateful correction and declined a -4.24%.
ETR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$2,590 M-$413 M16.0%-
2017-Q3$3,244 M25.24%$402 M12.4%-2.84%
2017-Q4$2,624 M-19.11%$-476 M-18.1%-218.44%
2018-Q1$2,724 M3.81%$136 M5.0%-128.63%
2018-Q2$2,669 M-2.02%$249 M9.3%82.72%
2018-Q3$3,104 M16.32%$540 M17.4%116.92%
2018-Q4$2,512 M-19.07%$-62 M-2.5%-111.55%
2019-Q1$2,610 M3.86%$259 M9.9%-515.02%

Entergy ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Entergy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.31% of all shares.

Bearish positions for ETR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Entergy:

ETR
Market cap$25.0 B
Total shares199.1 M
Float shares198.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)89.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Entergy summary

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Open$126.26
Close$125.65
Day range$125.60 - $127.22
Previous close$126.30
Session gain-0.51%
Average true range$1.90
50d mov avg$125.03
100d mov avg$120.63
200d mov avg$112.39
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt06a

Entergy performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Entergy stock.
Stock3m6m12m
ETREntergy8.71%13.04%39.27%

Entergy competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Entergy competitor. This doesn't mean Entergy does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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