| 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 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.