Zacks Research Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Entergy Co. (NYSE:ETR)

Entergy Co. (NYSE:ETRFree Report) – Stock analysts at Zacks Research upped their Q1 2025 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Entergy in a note issued to investors on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Research analyst R. Department now forecasts that the utilities provider will post earnings per share of $1.57 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.53. The consensus estimate for Entergy’s current full-year earnings is $7.22 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for Entergy’s Q2 2025 earnings at $2.04 EPS, Q3 2025 earnings at $2.37 EPS, FY2025 earnings at $7.69 EPS and FY2026 earnings at $8.25 EPS.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Entergy from $110.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $117.00 price objective on shares of Entergy in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Barclays raised their price objective on Entergy from $105.00 to $108.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Entergy presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $110.60.

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Entergy Stock Down 0.8 %

ETR opened at $104.40 on Tuesday. Entergy has a fifty-two week low of $87.10 and a fifty-two week high of $111.90. The business has a 50-day moving average of $101.38 and a 200-day moving average of $99.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.32. The company has a market capitalization of $22.26 billion, a PE ratio of 9.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.71.

Entergy (NYSE:ETRGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The utilities provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52. Entergy had a return on equity of 10.54% and a net margin of 19.41%. The firm had revenue of $2.72 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.

Entergy Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th were issued a dividend of $1.13 per share. This represents a $4.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.33%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 8th. Entergy’s payout ratio is presently 40.76%.

Insider Activity at Entergy

In related news, insider Deanna D. Rodriguez sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.23, for a total value of $151,845.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3,442 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $348,433.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. In related news, EVP Kimberly Cook-Nelson sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.35, for a total value of $200,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 16,037 shares in the company, valued at $1,609,312.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Deanna D. Rodriguez sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.23, for a total value of $151,845.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 3,442 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $348,433.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,226,685 in the last 90 days. 0.54% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC grew its stake in Entergy by 157.1% in the third quarter. EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 270 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 165 shares during the period. Tidemark LLC acquired a new position in shares of Entergy during the fourth quarter worth about $25,000. Fairfield Bush & CO. acquired a new position in shares of Entergy during the first quarter worth about $29,000. Annis Gardner Whiting Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Entergy during the third quarter worth about $32,000. Finally, Fortis Group Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Entergy during the third quarter worth about $32,000. 88.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Entergy

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Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and retail distribution of electricity in the United States. It generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas.

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