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NASDAQ:XEL

Xcel Energy (XEL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$59.33
0.00 (0.00%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$59.09
$60.03
50-Day Range
$58.00
$63.73
52-Week Range
$53.73
$71.96
Volume
2.42 million shs
Average Volume
3.77 million shs
Market Capitalization
$32.94 billion
P/E Ratio
18.48
Dividend Yield
3.69%
Price Target
$65.00

Xcel Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.42 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.6% Upside
$65.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.37% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.01mentions of Xcel Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 19 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.56%
From $3.57 to $3.84 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.33 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

26th out of 88 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

11th out of 18 stocks


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About Xcel Energy Stock (NASDAQ:XEL)

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil, wood/refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to retail customers, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects, as well as procures equipment for the construction of renewable generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. The company was incorporated in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/20 Dividend
12/27/2023
Dividend Payable
1/20/2024
Last Earnings
1/25/2024
Today
2/24/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/20 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
4/20/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:XEL
Employees
11,982
Year Founded
1909

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$65.00
High Stock Price Target
$75.00
Low Stock Price Target
$59.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.42
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.77 billion
Pretax Margin
11.44%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.21 billion
Cash Flow
$8.01 per share
Book Value
$31.73 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
551,485,000
Market Cap
$32.94 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.40

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Robert C. FrenzelMr. Robert C. Frenzel (Age 53)
    President, CEO & Chairman
    Comp: $3.25M
  • Mr. Brian J. Van Abel (Age 42)
    Executive VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer
    Comp: $1.47M
  • Mr. Timothy John O'ConnorMr. Timothy John O'Connor (Age 64)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Ms. Amanda J. Rome (Age 43)
    Executive VP, Group President of Utilities & Chief Customer Officer
    Comp: $928.65k
  • Mr. Tim Peterson
    Senior VP & CTO
  • Mr. Paul Andrew Johnson (Age 64)
    VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Ryan Long
    President of Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota and General Counsel
  • Justin Tomljanovic
    Vice President of Corporate Development
  • Ms. Patricia Correa (Age 50)
    Senior VP, Human Resources & Employee Services and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Savage (Age 52)
    Senior VP and Chief Audit & Financial Services Officer

Should I Buy Xcel Energy Stock? XEL Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Xcel Energy was last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 10:41 PM.














XEL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Xcel Energy stock right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Xcel Energy in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" XEL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in XEL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Xcel Energy's stock price target for 2024?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Xcel Energy's shares. Their XEL share price targets range from $59.00 to $75.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $65.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have XEL shares performed in 2024?

Xcel Energy's stock was trading at $61.91 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, XEL stock has decreased by 4.2% and is now trading at $59.33.
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Are investors shorting Xcel Energy?

Xcel Energy saw a decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 7,580,000 shares, a decrease of 11.3% from the January 15th total of 8,550,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,180,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days.
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When is Xcel Energy's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
View our XEL earnings forecast
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How were Xcel Energy's earnings last quarter?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) announced its earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.02. The business earned $3.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.01 billion. Xcel Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.78% and a net margin of 12.47%. Xcel Energy's quarterly revenue was down 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.69 earnings per share.
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How often does Xcel Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Xcel Energy?

Xcel Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.548 per share on Saturday, April 20th. This represents a $2.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.52.
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Is Xcel Energy a good dividend stock?

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) pays an annual dividend of $2.19 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 68.22%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, XEL will have a dividend payout ratio of 57.03% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Xcel Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

Xcel Energy updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, January, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 3.500-3.600 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 3.570. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

Who are Xcel Energy's major shareholders?

Xcel Energy's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (13.05%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.62%), Royal Bank of Canada (1.55%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.41%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.29%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.23%). Insiders that own company stock include Benjamin G S Fowke III, Benjamin G S Fowke III, Brett C Carter, Christopher B Clark, Darla Figoli, David T Hudson, Frank P Prager, Kim Williams and Timothy John O'connor.
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How do I buy shares of Xcel Energy?

Shares of XEL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Xcel Energy have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Xcel Energy: Nicollet Holdings Company LLC, Nicollet Project Holdings LLC, Northern States Power Company (a Minnesota corporation), Northern States Power Company (a Wisconsin corporation), Public Service Company of Colorado, Southwestern Public Service Company, WestGas InterState Inc., Xcel Energy Communications Group Inc. , Xcel Energy International Inc., Xcel Energy Markets Holdings Inc., Xcel Energy Retail Holdings Inc., Xcel Energy Services Inc. , Xcel Energy Transmission Holding Company LLC, Xcel Energy Venture Holdings Inc., Xcel Energy Ventures Inc., Xcel Energy WYCO Inc. , and Xcel Energy Wholesale Group Inc..
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This page (NASDAQ:XEL) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff