Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. cut its position in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) by 19.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 32,884 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,066 shares during the quarter. NextEra Energy comprises about 1.8% of Tandem Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in NextEra Energy were worth $4,819,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 0.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 38,051,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $5,332,149,000 after buying an additional 217,972 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 4.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 34,147,719 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $4,785,120,000 after buying an additional 1,503,907 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 0.8% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 19,961,544 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $2,562,463,000 after buying an additional 167,275 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 1.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,767,929 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $1,088,520,000 after buying an additional 87,224 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of NextEra Energy by 7.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,578,611 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $586,925,000 after buying an additional 336,562 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.55% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have issued reports on NEE shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) started coverage on NextEra Energy in a research note on Monday, July 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $160.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded NextEra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on NextEra Energy from $163.00 to $167.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $155.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $155.38.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) opened at $155.92 on Tuesday. NextEra Energy, Inc. has a 52-week low of $112.63 and a 52-week high of $159.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.61. The company has a market capitalization of $73,400.00, a PE ratio of 23.39, a P/E/G ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 0.31.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $4.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.89 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.74 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that NextEra Energy, Inc. will post 6.73 EPS for the current year.

The firm 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 dividend of $0.9825 per share. This represents a $3.93 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. NextEra Energy’s payout ratio is 44.16%.

In related news, Director James L. Robo sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.52, for a total transaction of $4,545,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Charles E. Sieving sold 30,485 shares of the business’s 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 78,167 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,456,155.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 65,385 shares of company stock valued at $9,748,482. 0.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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NextEra Energy Profile

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.

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