Entergy Co. (NYSE:ETR) EVP Donald W. Vinci sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.00, for a total transaction of $178,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Donald W. Vinci also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, November 12th, Donald W. Vinci sold 10,033 shares of Entergy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total transaction of $872,871.00.

ETR traded up $0.71 during trading on Friday, reaching $88.96. 36,776 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,260,080. Entergy Co. has a one year low of $71.95 and a one year high of $89.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.34, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.42.

Entergy (NYSE:ETR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 31st. The utilities provider reported $3.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.94. Entergy had a net margin of 4.01% and a return on equity of 16.94%. The company had revenue of $3.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.85 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.35 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Entergy Co. will post 6.98 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 8th were paid a $0.91 dividend. This is a positive change from Entergy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.89. This represents a $3.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 7th. Entergy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.56%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on ETR. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on shares of Entergy in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Entergy from $83.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on shares of Entergy from $91.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, September 17th. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of Entergy from $89.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Entergy from $82.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $89.63.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BTC Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Entergy by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. BTC Capital Management Inc. now owns 43,863 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $3,542,000 after purchasing an additional 599 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC boosted its stake in Entergy by 2.6% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 26,393 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $2,132,000 after acquiring an additional 657 shares in the last quarter. Reinhart Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Entergy by 0.3% during the third quarter. Reinhart Partners Inc. now owns 204,714 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $16,608,000 after acquiring an additional 666 shares in the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Entergy by 3.8% during the second quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 20,230 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,634,000 after acquiring an additional 748 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its stake in Entergy by 7.5% during the third quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 11,404 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $958,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. 91.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Entergy Company Profile

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, hydro, and solar power sources. The company's Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas.

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