NextEra Energy price target raised to $234 from $207 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd said NextEra Energy is the beneficiary of "two powerful trends," namely cheap renewable energy and low interest rates. NextEra, a pioneer in the U.S. renewables sector, has consistently had a leading market share in both wind and solar and the company's return on invested capital for these areas has remained attractive over a very long period, said Byrd, who added that renewable technologies continue to drop in cost "at a rapid rate." Meanwhile, he contends that investors do not fully appreciate that NextEra is one of the biggest indirect beneficiaries from a "lower for longer" interest rate world, Byrd stated. Given these two factors, he raised his price target on NextEra shares to $234 from $207 and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.