XEL - Xcel Energy Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
51.13
+0.48 (+0.95%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

51.06 -0.07 (-0.14%)
After hours: 4:25PM EST

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Previous Close50.65
Open50.63
Bid51.12 x 1200
Ask52.01 x 800
Day's Range50.51 - 51.15
52 Week Range41.51 - 54.11
Volume2,748,709
Avg. Volume4,953,983
Market Cap26.282B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.10
PE Ratio (TTM)21.13
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.52 (3.00%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-27
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Utility Stocks Received a Target Price Change Last Week
    Market Realistyesterday

    Utility Stocks Received a Target Price Change Last Week

    Weekly Review: How Utilities Performed Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ target prices Analysts’ median target price of $51.4 for Xcel Energy (XEL) implies an estimated upside of 1% compared to its current market price of $50.7 over

  • Markit2 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Xcel Energy Inc.

    # Xcel Energy Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:XEL View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for XEL with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $1.38 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold XEL are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit There is no PMI sector data available for this security. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator. XEL credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison: Analysts’ Views
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison: Analysts’ Views

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  • Comparing Utilities and Broader Markets’ Volatility
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Comparing Utilities and Broader Markets’ Volatility

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Implied volatility Xcel Energy (XEL) and Consolidated Edison (ED) are some of the stable stocks among their peers. On January 10, both of the stocks had implied volatility levels close to 20%, which is lower than their respective 15-day volatilities. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) had an implied volatility of 17%. The implied volatility represents investors’ unease. Rising volatility is usually related to falling stock prices. Broader markets witnessed increased volatility in the last few months. Usually, broader markets’ implied volatility levels are lower than utilities at large. Recently, the S&P 500 had an implied volatility of 17%. Recently, the implied volatility of top utilities including Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) was close to 18%. To learn about broader utilities’ (XLU) chart indicators and where they might go in the near term, read XLU: What to Expect from Utilities in 2019. Next, we’ll discuss Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s target prices. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 * Part 2 - Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers * Part 3 - Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles

  • Where Xcel Energy Stock Might Go from Here
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Where Xcel Energy Stock Might Go from Here

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Moving averages Xcel Energy (XEL) is trading at $48.5, which is almost 4% below its 50-day moving average and 2% above its 200-day moving average. The level close to $50.7 will likely act as a resistance, while $47.5 will likely act as a support for Xcel Energy stock in the short term. Xcel Energy’s RSI (relative strength index) was 49 on January 10. The RSI is a momentum oscillator that takes values between zero and 100. RSI values above 70 suggest that the stock is overbought, while values below 30 suggest that the stock is oversold. An RSI at either extreme suggests that the stock’s direction could reverse. Consolidated Edison (ED) stock is trading at an RSI of 48, which indicates that it isn’t in the overbought or oversold zone. Consolidated Edison is 4% and 3% lower than its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels, respectively. The discount to both of these levels indicates weakness in the stock. The levels close to $77.7 and $78.5 are expected to act as resistance for Consolidated Edison stock going forward. ## Short interest The short interest in Xcel Energy decreased 17% on December 30. On December 14, there were 19.5 million shorted shares in Xcel Energy. The total shorted shares decreased to 16.1 million on December 31. Recently, the short interest in Consolidated Edison fell 4%. A fall in the stock’s short interest could mean that fewer investors expect it to fall from the current price level. The short interest indicates the number of a company’s shares that have been sold short and not squared off yet. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 * Part 2 - Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers * Part 3 - Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles

  • Analyzing Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Valuation
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Analyzing Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Valuation

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Valuation Xcel Energy (XEL) and Consolidated Edison (ED) stocks fell more than 10% late last month. The stocks mirrored weakness in the overall utilities space. Xcel Energy is trading at a forward PE ratio of 18x based on analysts’ estimated EPS in 2019. Xcel Energy’s average historical valuation is close to 18x, while utilities at large are valued around 17x. Xcel Energy stock seems to be trading at a marginal premium compared to its five-year historical average and peers’ average. Analysts expect Xcel Energy’s EPS growth to be above 6%, which is higher than peers’ average EPS growth for 2019. Xcel Energy’s marginally higher premium valuation seems justified. ## Consolidated Edison Consolidated Edison (ED) is trading at a forward PE ratio of 17x, which is close to peers’ average valuation and higher than its own five-year historical average of ~15x. Consolidated Edison stock seems fairly valued compared to its peers. Consolidated Edison seems to be trading at a premium compared to its historical valuation. Analysts expect Consolidated Edison to have flattish EPS growth in 2019. The biggest constituent of the Utilities ETF (XLU), NextEra Energy (NEE) is trading at a forward PE ratio of 21x based on analysts’ estimated EPS for the next 12 months. NextEra Energy looks to be trading at a premium compared to its historical valuation and its peers. Southern Company (SO) stock is valued at a forward PE ratio of 14.5x, while Duke Energy (DUK) is valued at 17x. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 * Part 2 - Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers * Part 3 - Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles

  • Associated Press12 days ago

    Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

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  • Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Total returns Xcel Energy (XEL) outperformed Consolidated Edison (ED) in terms of total returns in the last several years. We considered dividends paid in a particular period and capital appreciation to calculate the total returns. In the past year, Xcel Energy returned more than 6%, while Consolidated Edison returned -5%. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) returned more than 5% during the same period and beat broader markets. Investors turned to relatively safer utilities late last year amid market turmoil due to their higher dividend yields and stable stock movements. ## Xcel Energy outperformed In the last five years, Consolidated Edison returned 70%, while Xcel Energy returned 107% and outperformed utilities at large. Xcel Energy’s relatively higher earnings growth compared to its peers during this period might have played out well. Consolidated Edison’s dividend yield was higher than Xcel Energy in the last five years. We’ll discuss the two utilities’ dividend profiles in the next part of the series. Utilities (XLU) at large returned 65% in the last five years. NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market cap, was the top performer regarding total returns. NextEra Energy’s consistent and above-average earnings growth influenced its stock performance and fueled its superior dividend growth in the last few years. NextEra Energy returned more than 150% in the last term. To learn more, read These S&P 500 Utilities Have Delivered the Best Five-Year Returns. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 * Part 3 - Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles * Part 4 - Analyzing Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Valuation

  • Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019 ## Regulated utilities Mid-sized regulated utilities Consolidated Edison (ED) and Xcel Energy (XEL) operate in different territories, but they have several aspects in common. Both of the utilities are valued at a market cap of ~$25 billion. They generate a large portion of their revenues from regulated operations. Consolidated Edison offers one of the most reliable dividends. The company has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years. Xcel Energy, with its sturdy stock performance, outperformed utilities at large in the last several years. We’ll analyze Consolidated Edison and Xcel Energy in this series. We’ll see which utility might outperform in the future. ## Market performance Xcel Energy stock had a decent run last year before weakness in the defensives (XLU) pulled it down. The stock rose 3% in 2018. Consolidated Edison stock fell almost 10% in 2018 despite reporting better-than-expected quarterly results last year. The company beat analysts’ earnings and revenue estimates in 2018. For the nine months ending September 30, Consolidated Edison and Xcel Energy reported adjusted EPS growth of more than 7% and 9% YoY. Both utilities’ regulated operations facilitate earnings stability and predictability, which bodes well for stable dividends. Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison expect their rate bases to grow ~6% compounded annually through 2020, which will likely enable earnings growth around similar levels. The rate base is the value of the property on which the utility is allowed to earn a specific rate of return, according to the rules set by regulators. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - Xcel Energy’s Total Returns Outperformed Its Peers * Part 3 - Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles * Part 4 - Analyzing Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Valuation

  • Google planning $600 million data center in Becker powered by Xcel wind farms
    American City Business Journals13 days ago

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  • Analyzing FE, XEL, and AEP’s Current Valuation
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Analyzing FE, XEL, and AEP’s Current Valuation

    Analyzing Utilities in the Week Ending January 4 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Valuation FirstEnergy (FE) stock seems to have an attractive valuation. FirstEnergy has a lower valuation multiple than its historical average and peers’ average. FirstEnergy’s forward PE ratio, based on analysts’ 2019 EPS estimate, is 14x. The company’s five-year historical average is ~17x. First Energy’s peers’ average is also close to similar levels. FirstEnergy is among the top-gaining utility (XLU) stocks in 2018. The company’s business mix improved last year. FirstEnergy became an entirely regulated utility. The company’s earnings and dividend profile are expected to stabilize in the coming quarters. ## Are utilities a good bargain? American Electric Power (AEP) stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 17.7x based on its EPS estimates in 2019. American Electric Power’s five-year historical average valuation is close to 17x. American Electric Power looks to be trading at a premium valuation compared to its peers and its historical average. Xcel Energy (XEL), one of the top regulated utilities, is trading at a forward PE ratio of 18.5x—marginally lower than its five-year historical average. Exelon (EXC) stock has a forward PE ratio of 14x, which is lower than many of its peers’ ratios and its five-year average of ~17x. Exelon reported solid earnings growth in 2018. The stock rallied more than 16% last year. The company’s earnings growth is expected to slow down in 2019 based on the estimates. Read NEE, DUK, SO, and D: How Are Top Utility Stocks Valued in 2019? to learn more. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Utilities: Gains and Losses Last Week * Part 2 - XLU: What to Expect from Utilities in 2019 * Part 3 - Utilities versus Broader Markets’ Total Returns

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  • PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations
    Market Realist17 days ago

    PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Why PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers (Continued from Prior Part) ## Analysts’ recommendations Wall Street analysts have given PPL (PPL) stock a median target price of $31.6, which implies an estimated upside of almost 13% for the next 12 months. Currently, PPL is trading at $28.0. Among the 15 analysts tracking PPL surveyed by Reuters, eight recommended a “hold,” two recommended a “strong buy,” four recommended a “buy,” and one recommended a “sell.” The following chart shows how analysts’ views on PPL stock have changed in the last six months. ## Peers’ target prices Consolidated Edison (ED) stock has a median target price of $78.9—compared to its current market price of $75.3, which indicates an upside potential of ~5% going forward. Among the 17 analysts tracking Consolidated Edison, one recommended a “strong buy,” ten recommended a “hold,” five recommended a “sell,” and one recommended a “strong sell” as of January 4. Among the 15 analysts tracking Xcel Energy (XEL), two recommended a “strong buy,” two recommended a “buy,” and 11 recommended a “hold.” The median target price of $51.5 implies an ~7% upside potential compared to its current price of $48.0. PPL appears to be an attractive opportunity given the total return potential, handsome yield, and estimated upside. Read Do You Own Analysts’ Favorite Utility Stocks? to learn more. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers * Part 2 - What Do PPL’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Suggest? * Part 3 - What PPL’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate

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  • How Should Investors Feel About Xcel Energy Inc.’s (NASDAQ:XEL) CEO Pay?
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    How Should Investors Feel About Xcel Energy Inc.’s (NASDAQ:XEL) CEO Pay?

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  • What PPL’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate
    Market Realist19 days ago

    What PPL’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate

    Why PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers (Continued from Prior Part) ## Implied volatility On January 3, PPL’s (PPL) implied volatility was close to 25%—near its 15-day average volatility. Recently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was 20%. The implied volatility represents investors’ unease. Rising volatility is usually related to falling stock prices. Broader markets witnessed increased volatility in the last few months. The S&P 500 witnessed an implied volatility of 22% on January 3. Usually, broader markets’ implied volatility levels are lower than utilities at large. Recently, Xcel Energy (XEL) and Consolidated Edison’s (ED) implied volatility was close to 20%. Usually, utilities have been more volatile than broader markets. In the past few months, the S&P 500 experienced more volatility than utilities. Among utilities, wildfire-stricken PG&E (PCG) stock experienced an implied volatility of 72%—the highest among these defensives. To learn how top utility stocks played out recently and how they’re placed for 2019, read How Top Utility Stocks Are Placed at the Beginning of 2019. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers * Part 2 - What Do PPL’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Suggest? * Part 4 - PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

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  • PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist19 days ago

    PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers

    Why PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers ## PPL’s valuation After a steady rally in the last few months, profit-booking took utilities down. The recent weakness in these defensives could be an opportunity for investors due to their discounted valuation. PPL (PPL), a mid-sized regulated utility, is trading at a forward PE ratio of 11x based on analysts’ EPS estimates for 2019. PPL appears to be trading at a discounted valuation considering broader utilities’ average valuation close to 16x–17x. ## PPL stock looks attractive PPL’s five-year historical average valuation is ~14x. PPL stock looks attractive compared to its historical valuation. PPL’s management expects its EPS to grow 5% annually for the next few years—in line with the industry average. PPL’s regulated operations bode well for stable and predictabile earnings. PPL stock offers a dividend yield of 5.8%—the highest among the top utilities with an average yield of ~3.4%. To learn more, read How PPL’s Dividend Profile Looks Going into 2019. Xcel Energy (XEL), PPL’s peer and one of the top regulated utilities, is trading at a forward PE ratio of 18x—marginally lower than its five-year historical average. Consolidated Edison (ED) stock trades at a forward PE ratio of 17x. PPL stock underperformed its peers in 2018. The stock fell 8%, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose 2% last year. Xcel Energy stock rose marginally, while Consolidated Edison fell 9% in 2018. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - What Do PPL’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Suggest? * Part 3 - What PPL’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate * Part 4 - PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

  • AES’s Dividends: Premium Yield and Superior Dividend Growth
    Market Realist20 days ago

    AES’s Dividends: Premium Yield and Superior Dividend Growth

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