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Xcel Energy (XEL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.54 (+0.96%)
(As of 01:58 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.27 million shs
Average Volume
5.12 million shs
Market Capitalization
$31.45 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Xcel Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.58 Rating Score
11.3% Upside
$62.83 Price Target
Short Interest
1.46% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.69mentions of Xcel Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $3.56 to $3.83 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.

4.58 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

11th out of 89 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

3rd out of 18 stocks

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About Xcel Energy Stock (NASDAQ:XEL)

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, purchasing, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through wind, nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass, and solar energy sources, as well as coal, natural gas, oil, wood, and refuse-derived fuels. 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 and nonregulated assets, 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.

XEL Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric & other services combined
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
12 Analysts


Net Income
$1.77 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.21 billion
Cash Flow
$8.13 per share
Book Value
$31.92 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$31.30 billion

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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 5 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" XEL shares.
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What is Xcel Energy's stock price target for 2024?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Xcel Energy's stock. Their XEL share price targets range from $57.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $62.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.3% 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 the year. Since then, XEL shares have decreased by 8.8% and is now trading at $56.46.
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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, July 25th 2024.
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How were Xcel Energy's earnings last quarter?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $3.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. Xcel Energy had a net margin of 13.36% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.03%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.76 EPS.
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How often does Xcel Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Xcel Energy?

Xcel Energy announced 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 3.88%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change 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 3.94%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 65.77%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, XEL will have a dividend payout ratio of 57.18% 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 issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 3.500-3.600 for the period, compared to the consensus 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.98%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.36%), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (0.75%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.69%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.61%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.51%). Insiders that own company stock include Benjamin G S Fowke III, Benjamin G S Fowke III, Brett C Carter, Darla Figoli, 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 5/21/2024 by Staff

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