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Xcel Energy (XEL) Competitors

$59.33
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XEL vs. EXC, ED, PEG, WEC, PCG, AEE, CMS, LNT, NI, and DUK

Should you be buying Xcel Energy stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Xcel Energy include Exelon (EXC), Consolidated Edison (ED), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), WEC Energy Group (WEC), PG&E (PCG), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), and Duke Energy (DUK). These companies are all part of the "electric & other services combined" industry.

Xcel Energy vs.

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) and Exelon (NASDAQ:EXC) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, community ranking, earnings, profitability, risk, media sentiment and valuation.

In the previous week, Exelon had 30 more articles in the media than Xcel Energy. MarketBeat recorded 49 mentions for Exelon and 19 mentions for Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy's average media sentiment score of 1.01 beat Exelon's score of 0.58 indicating that Xcel Energy is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Xcel Energy
11 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Exelon
13 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
23 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Exelon received 31 more outperform votes than Xcel Energy when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 47.20% of users gave Exelon an outperform vote while only 27.18% of users gave Xcel Energy an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Xcel EnergyOutperform Votes
28
27.18%
Underperform Votes
75
72.82%
ExelonOutperform Votes
59
47.20%
Underperform Votes
66
52.80%

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exelon has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Xcel Energy has a net margin of 12.47% compared to Exelon's net margin of 10.72%. Xcel Energy's return on equity of 10.78% beat Exelon's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xcel Energy12.47% 10.78% 2.97%
Exelon 10.72%9.40%2.41%

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus price target of $65.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.56%. Exelon has a consensus price target of $38.82, indicating a potential upside of 7.44%. Given Xcel Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than Exelon.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xcel Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.42
Exelon
1 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.08

Exelon has higher revenue and earnings than Xcel Energy. Exelon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xcel Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$14.21B2.32$1.77B$3.2118.48
Exelon$21.73B1.66$2.17B$2.3315.51

77.8% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.4% of Exelon shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Xcel Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Exelon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Exelon pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Xcel Energy pays out 64.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exelon pays out 61.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Exelon is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Xcel Energy and Exelon tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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XEL vs. The Competition

MetricXcel EnergyElectric & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$32.94B$15.81B$11.68B$7.53B
Dividend Yield3.51%4.00%4.24%3.87%
P/E Ratio18.4812.2279.3815.57
Price / Sales2.321.9426.2267.37
Price / Cash7.417.5218.4355.40
Price / Book1.871.591.864.60
Net Income$1.77B$846.09M$489.34M$207.29M
7 Day Performance0.44%-1.02%0.49%-1.07%
1 Month Performance1.91%-0.06%-1.14%3.57%
1 Year Performance-9.85%-12.87%0.02%5.52%

Xcel Energy Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
EXC
Exelon
4.4669 of 5 stars
$34.73
-0.5%
$38.80
+11.7%
-13.6%$34.57B$19.08B16.2319,063Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
News Coverage
ED
Consolidated Edison
4.745 of 5 stars
$87.58
+0.3%
$88.75
+1.3%
-4.0%$30.26B$14.66B12.2014,592Analyst Report
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
4.5218 of 5 stars
$60.15
+0.6%
$63.95
+6.3%
+0.3%$29.79B$11.77B10.7212,525Upcoming Earnings
WEC
WEC Energy Group
4.6727 of 5 stars
$78.00
-0.1%
$86.17
+10.5%
-13.4%$24.60B$8.89B18.487,022Analyst Revision
News Coverage
PCG
PG&E
3.1895 of 5 stars
$16.63
+1.2%
$18.75
+12.7%
+11.4%$42.90B$22.76B19.3426,010Earnings Report
News Coverage
AEE
Ameren
4.6187 of 5 stars
$69.87
+0.5%
$82.33
+17.8%
-15.7%$18.37B$7.96B15.889,244Earnings Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
CMS
CMS Energy
4.5371 of 5 stars
$57.05
-0.4%
$62.50
+9.6%
-4.2%$16.86B$7.46B18.958,356Analyst Revision
LNT
Alliant Energy
4.8427 of 5 stars
$48.25
-0.2%
$54.06
+12.0%
-8.1%$12.31B$4.03B17.363,129Earnings Report
NI
NiSource
4.7609 of 5 stars
$26.02
+0.5%
$28.86
+10.9%
-6.4%$10.76B$5.85B17.467,162Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
DUK
Duke Energy
4.7316 of 5 stars
$91.97
+0.1%
$100.00
+8.7%
-4.2%$70.88B$29.06B25.9127,859

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This page (NASDAQ:XEL) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff