| NRG Energy is a power company. Co. produces and sells electricity and related products and services in primary power markets in the United States and Canada. Co. sells energy, services, and sustainable products and services directly to retail customers under the brand names NRG, Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Stream and XOOM Energy, as well as other brand names owned by Co. Co.'s segments are: Texas, which includes all activity related to customer, plant and market operations in Texas; East, which includes the remaining activity related to customer operations and all activity related to plant and market operations in the East; and West/Other. The NRG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the NRG YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether NRG YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the NRG YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.