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NASDAQ:XEL

Xcel Energy Competitors

$59.15
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(As of 03/1/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.04
Now: $59.15
$60.30
50-Day Range
$58.59
MA: $62.99
$66.50
52-Week Range
$46.58
Now: $59.15
$76.44
Volume4.75 million shs
Average Volume2.58 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.80 billion
P/E Ratio22.15
Dividend Yield2.94%
Beta0.28

Competitors

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) Vs. DUK, EXC, PEG, WEC, ED, and PCG

Should you be buying XEL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "electric & other services combined" are considered alternatives and competitors to Xcel Energy, including Duke Energy (DUK), Exelon (EXC), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), WEC Energy Group (WEC), Consolidated Edison (ED), and PG&E (PCG).

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Xcel Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Xcel Energy has increased its dividend for 17 consecutive years and Duke Energy has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Xcel Energy and Duke Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%
Duke Energy8.68%8.28%2.35%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Xcel Energy and Duke Energy's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41
Duke Energy$25.08 billion2.55$3.75 billion$5.0617.20

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of Duke Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Xcel Energy and Duke Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Xcel Energy18202.09
Duke Energy09202.18

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus price target of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Duke Energy has a consensus price target of $97.2727, suggesting a potential upside of 11.76%. Given Xcel Energy's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than Duke Energy.

Volatility and Risk

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Xcel Energy beats Duke Energy on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Exelon pays an annual dividend of $1.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Xcel Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exelon pays out 47.5% 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. Xcel Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years. Exelon is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Xcel Energy and Exelon's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%
Exelon7.15%9.24%2.55%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xcel Energy and Exelon's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41
Exelon$34.44 billion1.11$2.94 billion$3.2212.21

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.6% of Exelon shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Exelon shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xcel Energy and Exelon, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Xcel Energy18202.09
Exelon111002.75

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus target price of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Exelon has a consensus target price of $44.6364, suggesting a potential upside of 13.55%. Given Xcel Energy's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than Exelon.

Risk and Volatility

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exelon has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Exelon beats Xcel Energy on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) and Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Public Service Enterprise Group pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Xcel Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Public Service Enterprise Group pays out 59.8% 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. Xcel Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years and Public Service Enterprise Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Public Service Enterprise Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Xcel Energy and Public Service Enterprise Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%
Public Service Enterprise Group19.74%11.30%3.58%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xcel Energy and Public Service Enterprise Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41
Public Service Enterprise Group$10.08 billion2.77$1.69 billion$3.2816.80

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of Public Service Enterprise Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Public Service Enterprise Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xcel Energy and Public Service Enterprise Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Xcel Energy18202.09
Public Service Enterprise Group03902.75

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus target price of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Public Service Enterprise Group has a consensus target price of $63.7273, suggesting a potential upside of 15.68%. Given Xcel Energy's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than Public Service Enterprise Group.

Risk and Volatility

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Public Service Enterprise Group has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Public Service Enterprise Group beats Xcel Energy on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) and WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. WEC Energy Group pays an annual dividend of $2.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Xcel Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. WEC Energy Group pays out 75.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Xcel Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years and WEC Energy Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Xcel Energy and WEC Energy Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%
WEC Energy Group16.26%11.36%3.37%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xcel Energy and WEC Energy Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41
WEC Energy Group$7.52 billion3.47$1.14 billion$3.5823.13

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of WEC Energy Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of WEC Energy Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xcel Energy and WEC Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Xcel Energy18202.09
WEC Energy Group34302.00

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus target price of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. WEC Energy Group has a consensus target price of $94.20, suggesting a potential upside of 13.78%. Given Xcel Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than WEC Energy Group.

Risk and Volatility

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WEC Energy Group has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

WEC Energy Group beats Xcel Energy on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Xcel Energy18202.09
Consolidated Edison58101.71

Xcel Energy currently has a consensus target price of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Consolidated Edison has a consensus target price of $76.1154, suggesting a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Xcel Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than Consolidated Edison.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of Consolidated Edison shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Consolidated Edison shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Consolidated Edison pays an annual dividend of $3.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Xcel Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Consolidated Edison pays out 70.9% 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. Xcel Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years and Consolidated Edison has raised its dividend for 47 consecutive years. Consolidated Edison is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%
Consolidated Edison11.06%7.77%2.43%

Risk and Volatility

Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Consolidated Edison has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41
Consolidated Edison$12.57 billion1.83$1.34 billion$4.3715.34

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

Summary

Xcel Energy beats Consolidated Edison on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PG&E (NYSE:PCG) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PG&E and Xcel Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PG&E13802.58
Xcel Energy18202.09

PG&E currently has a consensus target price of $14.1818, indicating a potential upside of 29.28%. Xcel Energy has a consensus target price of $68.80, indicating a potential upside of 16.31%. Given PG&E's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe PG&E is more favorable than Xcel Energy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.1% of PG&E shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of PG&E shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PG&E and Xcel Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PG&E-27.77%21.57%2.06%
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%

Risk & Volatility

PG&E has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PG&E and Xcel Energy's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PG&E$17.13 billion1.27$-7,642,000,000.00$3.932.79
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion2.76$1.37 billion$2.6422.41

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


Xcel Energy Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
2.4$87.04+1.7%$64.06 billion$25.08 billion31.88
Exelon logo
EXC
Exelon
2.2$39.31+1.8%$38.35 billion$34.44 billion16.18Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Public Service Enterprise Group logo
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
2.0$55.09+2.3%$27.87 billion$10.08 billion14.61Earnings Announcement
WEC Energy Group logo
WEC
WEC Energy Group
1.8$82.79+2.6%$26.11 billion$7.52 billion22.38
Consolidated Edison logo
ED
Consolidated Edison
2.6$67.04+2.1%$22.96 billion$12.57 billion16.59Analyst Report
PG&E logo
PCG
PG&E
1.5$10.97+4.2%$21.77 billion$17.13 billion-1.10Earnings Announcement
Ameren logo
AEE
Ameren
2.4$71.49+1.7%$18.11 billion$5.91 billion20.90Decrease in Short Interest
CMS Energy logo
CMS
CMS Energy
2.1$54.82+1.3%$15.84 billion$6.85 billion20.46
Evergy logo
EVRG
Evergy
2.3$53.96+0.6%$12.24 billion$5.15 billion19.41Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Alliant Energy logo
LNT
Alliant Energy
2.1$47.09+2.0%$11.77 billion$3.65 billion17.57
NiSource logo
NI
NiSource
2.0$22.00+1.8%$8.62 billion$5.21 billion-27.85Increase in Short Interest
Sunnova Energy International logo
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
1.8$47.92+6.4%$4.48 billion$131.56 million-22.93Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Gap Down
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
1.9$62.70+0.9%$3.27 billion$1.24 billion18.39
NorthWestern logo
NWE
NorthWestern
2.1$59.78+2.2%$3.03 billion$1.26 billion18.74
Avista logo
AVA
Avista
1.7$39.80+1.0%$2.76 billion$1.35 billion21.99Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Unitil logo
UTL
Unitil
2.7$42.72+2.1%$641.40 million$438.20 million21.15
Spark Energy logo
SPKE
Spark Energy
1.6$10.40+4.1%$368.44 million$813.72 million9.04Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
Genie Energy logo
GNE
Genie Energy
1.0$8.06+6.3%$211.33 million$315.29 million16.12News Coverage
VVPR
VivoPower International
0.0$9.67+0.0%$130.57 million$48.70 million0.00Increase in Short Interest
Gap Down
VVPR
VivoPower International
0.0$9.67+0.0%$130.57 million$48.70 million0.00Increase in Short Interest
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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