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Entergy Corporation (ETR) Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates

New Orleans, LA based Entergy Corporation ETR is primarily engaged in electric power production and retail distribution of power. Entergy's disciplined investments in growth projects are expected to be the major drivers for earnings over the long haul. Entergy plans to invest $9.6 billion in the 2016–2018 time frame, with the major share going to its generation business.

Moreover, the company is focused on maximizing shareholder value and has a current dividend yield of 4.77%, much higher than the industry average of 3.64%, which has propelled investor’s interest in the stock.

However, the company depends upon rate relief at regular intervals and any adverse decision can materially impact the company’s earnings.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the first quarter Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings of $1.21 per share has decreased by 4.7% over the last 90 days.

Coming to the earnings surprise, Entergy has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two out of the last four quarters, resulting in a positive average surprise of 0.93%.

Zacks Rank: Currently, Entergy has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) but that could change following its first-quarter 2016 earnings report which has just released. We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below:

Earnings: Entergy’s first-quarter earnings of $1.35 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.21 per share.

Stock Price: It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the positive earnings surprise during the trading session today.

Check back for our full write up on this ETR earnings report later!

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