The utilities sector got hit with some selling pressure in the first part of November as investors were in risk-on mode and abandoned the safety of the sector. Almost all stocks in the sector fell in the first few weeks of November. One company that dropped was NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), but in its case, the loss was bigger than some of the other stocks.
From the end of October through November 8, NextEra dropped 6.82% while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLU) fell 3.89%. This seems a little odd because NextEra is the number one rated stock in Investor's Business Daily's electric utilities group.
The company has seen its earnings grow by 11% per year over the last three years and they were up 10% last quarter. Sales have increased by 3% per year over the last three years and they jumped 26% in the third quarter. The company boasts a profit margin of 24.1% and a return on equity of 11.8%.
While the earnings growth, sales growth, and management efficiency ratings aren't great compared to other companies in other industries, but within the utilities sector these statistics are really good.
The stats above aren't the only ones that are solid. Looking at the Tickeron Fundamental Analysis overview, the Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating is a 1 and that is the best reading a company can get. It indicates low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating for the industry is 53, placing this stock well above average.
Another really good rating is the PE Growth Rating. NextEra's rating is 5, pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of 46 indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. A rating of 1 points to the most undervalued stocks, while a rating of 100 points to the most overvalued stocks. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization.
Turning our attention to the technical picture for NextEra, we see on the daily chart that the stock has been trending higher over the past year with a well-formed trend channel. The recent pullback brought the stock down to and below the lower rail, but the stock has bounced back in the last few days.
The daily overbought/oversold indicators dropped in to oversold territory on the pullback and it was the first time since last December that both indicators had been oversold.
If we step a little further and look at a weekly chart of the stock, we see a stock that has been trending higher for a long time now. The stock was in a trend channel from the end of 2016 through the end of 2018, but the rally took it to a new level in 2019. We see how the trajectory of the rally changed and became much steeper.
Looking at the sentiment toward NextEra, analysts are extremely bullish on the stock with 14 "buy" ratings, one "hold" rating, and one "sell" rating. This puts the buy percentage at 87.5% and that is well above average. The short interest ratio is at 3.5 and that is a little higher than average, but not terribly high.
The fundamentals for NextEra are really good and the technical picture looks really good as well. The extreme bullishness from analysts is a little concerning, but it seems to be warranted in this case.
The 10-day moving average for NEE crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 09, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 16, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on NEE as a result. In of 85 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for NEE turned negative on May 17, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 50 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 50 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
NEE moved below its 50-day moving average on May 16, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where NEE declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for NEE entered a downward trend on May 26, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where NEE's RSI Oscillator exited the oversold zone, of 27 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 6 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where NEE advanced for three days, in of 364 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
NEE may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 69, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. NEE’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: NEE's P/B Ratio (3.487) is slightly higher than the industry average of (1.730). P/E Ratio (21.930) is within average values for comparable stocks, (42.662). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.476) is also within normal values, averaging (2.855). Dividend Yield (0.024) settles around the average of (0.051) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (5.924) is also within normal values, averaging (3.377).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows