43.88 +0.03 (0.07%)
After hours: 4:11PM EDT
|Bid||43.81 x 800|
|Ask||43.92 x 3200|
|Day's Range||43.58 - 44.17|
|52 Week Range||41.51 - 52.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.49|
|Earnings Date||Jul 25, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.52 (3.27%)|
|1y Target Est||47.00|
For long term investors, improvement in profitability and outperformance against the industry can be important characteristics in a stock. In this article, I will take a look at Xcel EnergyRead More...
Equity valuations remain near historic highs, interest rates are rising, the bull market and the economic expansion are aging, and a trade war is escalating between the U.S. and China. This represents a "risk-on" environment in which investors may be well-advised to take defensive cover, according to Michael Wilson, the chief U.S. equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, per a report in Barron's. Wilson is recommending the utilities sector right now, and these four stocks have overweight ratings from Morgan Stanley: American Electric Power Co. Inc. ( AEP), PG&E Corp. ( PCG), Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. ( PEG), and XCEL Energy Inc. ( XEL).
According to a new note from Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Wilson, it’s a great time for investors to go defensive by buying utilities stocks. A significant divergence has occurred so far this year between the most risky and least risky assets, the analyst said. In the near-term, Wilson expects mean reversion will result in relative outperformance for low-risk assets such as utility stocks.
WallStEquities.com is currently reviewing the recent performance of The AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL), CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE: CMS), and Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE: ELP). Arlington, Virginia headquartered The AES Corp.’s shares rose slightly by 0.38%, finishing Thursday’s trading session at $13.18.
Xcel Energy (XEL) proposes a $2.5-billion plan of replacing two coal plants with projects which will generate electricity from clean sources.
Colorado's biggest power company plans to shift farther away from coal, try ambitious battery storage projects.
PPL Corporation (PPL) intends to invest nearly $15.41 billion during 2018-2022 time frame to fortify its existing operations and make strategic acquisitions to expand operations.
Zacks.com highlights: Stryker, SS&C Technologies Holdings, Fifth Third Bancorp, AMETEK and Xcel Energy
Combined, they offer over 24 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity. They pay dividends close to 3%. Which is the better buy right now?
Southwest Gas (SWX) applies for rate hike to regain capital investment and carry on with its infrastructure-developing activities. It also gains approval to extend natural gas services in Nevada.
In this article, we’ll discuss the factors that could affect Xcel Energy’s (XEL) dividends in the future. Xcel Energy aims to increase its long-term EPS by 5%–6%. Xcel Energy’s increased focus on expanding its renewables capacity and multiyear rate plans could boost its earnings in the long term.
Xcel Energy has proposed an ambitious new power plan in Colorado that will retire coal-fired power plants and replace them with new wind and solar generation.
According to analysts’ consensus estimate, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of more than 17% over the next year. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $27.40. Wall Street analysts have given it a mean price target of $81.90.
Xcel Energy (XEL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Xcel Energy is a step closer to achieving one of the most aggressive carbon-reduction goals in the industry. Today, the company announced it cut carbon emissions 35 percent, according to its newly released Corporate Responsibility Report. This puts Xcel Energy on track to reach or exceed its ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels.
Xcel Energy (XEL), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the largest regulated utilities in the country. Let’s look at institutional investors’ activity in the first quarter.
The Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) today declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 38 cents per share. The dividends are payable July 20, 2018, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2018. Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company, with operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states.
Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation (PPL) has a mean price target of $32.2 compared to its current market price of $27.7. Peer Xcel Energy (XEL) has an estimated upside potential of more than 6% for the next year. Analysts have given it a mean price target of $47.83 against its current market price of $45.0.
Xcel Energy (XEL) is a pure-play regulated utility valued at $22.9 billion. Xcel Energy serves more than 5 million customers mainly in Minnesota, Colorado, and Michigan. The stock has fallen more than 6% year-to-date. Xcel Energy’s large exposure to regulated operations facilitates stable earnings and eventually stable dividends. To learn more, read How Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile Compares to Peers.
So far in 2018, US utilities (XLU) (IDU) have had a dull run. Generally considered to be defensives, the utilities sector has notably underperformed broader markets in 2018. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, has fallen more than 6% year-to-date, while the broader markets increased marginally during the same period.
This utility is retiring coal plants ahead of schedule and investing billions in renewables, which could supply 45% of its power by 2027.
According to analysts’ consensus estimate, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of 13% over the next year, and its mean target price is $32.33. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $28.65.
Currently, PPL Corporation (PPL) is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 13.5x compared to its five-year historical average PE of near 14x. Based on its PE, PPL appears to be trading at a discount compared to its historical valuation.