| 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. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of NRG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of NRG shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like NRG versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NRG by allowing them to research NRG shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.