GenOn Energy, Inc.

  • A High Flying Utility Dividend

    By Jon Quast - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: APU, AT, CPL, GEN, SPH

    I've been trying to balance out my portfolio lately.  To do that I've been searching high and low, looking dividend payers in the utility sector.  Using a stock screener I looked for the five highest dividend payers in the utility sector with at least $1 billion in market cap.  These are the results I came up with:

    1. GenOn Energy (NYSE: GEN)
    2. Atlantic Power (NYSE: AT)
    3. Suburban Propane Partners more »
  • It's the Efficiency, Stupid

    By Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, GEN, NRG | Editor's Choice

    I find it a bit comical that an election that virtually neglected energy – in the debates, on the campaign trail, at the voting booths – is now being blamed for a “War on Coal.” Privately-held Murray Energy, citing the Electoral College’s final tally, has thrown a public temper tantrum by firing 163 workers. Murray isn’t alone. In the last year the entire coal industry has been shaken up by more »

  • Large Hedge Funds Are Buying These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 31, 2012 | Tickers: BBRY, GEN, KOG, MRVL, YHOO

    13D and 13G filings with the SEC allow observers and individual investors to track large positions being taken by hedge funds, including some of the best known and most successful investors today. Here are what five hedge funds have been up to recently:

    Citadel Advisors has been working overtime on its 13G filings. Billionaire Ken Griffin’s fund announced a 5% stake in Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC). Marriott Vacations is more »

  • Energize Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Palwasha Saaim - July 30, 2012 | Tickers: AEP, D, GEN, NRG, SO

    Utility stocks are suddenly the hip thing on the stock market. The two top ETFs SPDR Utilities ETF (XLU) and Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) have returned 4.73% and 4% YTD returns. Dow Jones Utility Average (DJU) has returned 9.7% YTD. 

    Here's one utility stock worth putting on your watchlist. 

  • Billionaire Steven Cohen Wants to Play in This Utility Merger

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2012 | Tickers: CPN, GEN, NRG

    GenOn Energy (NYSE: GEN), a $1.7 billion market cap electric utility which operates in many different states across the U.S., is on target for a merger with the larger NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) (NRG has a market capitalization of $4.3 billion). Shareholders of GEN will receive one share of NRG for roughly every eight shares that they own--the precise ratio is 0.1216 NRG shares per GEN more »

  • Mixed Earnings Review for The Shaw Group

    By Tyler Crowe - July 12, 2012 | Tickers: GEN, SHAW.DL, TOSBF

    It is no secret that 2011 was a mixed bag for the heavy construction industry.  While some saw the worst of times in 2010, several players in the industry had to take a long look in the mirror to determine an effective strategy back to profitability.  Today let us look at The Shaw Group (UNKNOWN: SHAW.DL), who just released its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday.

    Despite the 4.8% increase more »