WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its stake in shares of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) by 40.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,302 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 26,671 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in NextEra Energy were worth $12,934,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Day & Ennis LLC lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 0.6% during the first quarter. Day & Ennis LLC now owns 2,174 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $279,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 0.3% during the second quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 4,745 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $665,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Whalerock Point Partners LLC lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 0.3% during the second quarter. Whalerock Point Partners LLC now owns 5,598 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. First Interstate Bank lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 1.3% during the second quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 1,259 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 16 shares during the period. Finally, Sfmg LLC lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 0.7% during the second quarter. Sfmg LLC now owns 2,679 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $375,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 75.23% of the company’s stock.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) opened at $157.29 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 0.61 and a quick ratio of 0.49. NextEra Energy, Inc. has a 12-month low of $112.63 and a 12-month high of $159.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $74,021.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.59, a P/E/G ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.31.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.08. NextEra Energy had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 24.81%. The firm had revenue of $4.81 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.89 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that NextEra Energy, Inc. will post 6.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $0.9825 dividend. This represents a $3.93 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. NextEra Energy’s payout ratio is 44.16%.

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In related news, Director James L. Robo sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.52, for a total value of $4,545,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Charles E. Sieving sold 30,485 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.56, for a total value of $4,467,881.60. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 78,167 shares in the company, valued at $11,456,155.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 65,385 shares of company stock worth $9,748,482. 0.53% of the stock is owned by insiders.

NEE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. BidaskClub raised NextEra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $166.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $156.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. initiated coverage on NextEra Energy in a research report on Monday, July 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $160.00 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $155.38.

About NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy, Inc (NEE) is a holding company. The Company is an electric power companies in North America and, through its subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER) and its affiliated entities, is the generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NEE also owns and/or operates generation, transmission and distribution facilities to support its services to retail and wholesale customers, and has investments in gas infrastructure assets.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE)

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