Xcel Energy Company Profile (NYSE:XEL)

About Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)

Xcel Energy logoXcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company's operations include the activity of four utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas customers in eight states. The Company's segments include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other. The Company's utility subsidiaries include NSP-Minnesota, NSP-Wisconsin, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) and Southwestern Public Service Co. (SPS), which serve customers in portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Along with WYCO Development LLC (WYCO), a joint venture formed with Colorado Interstate Gas Company, LLC (CIG) to develop and lease natural gas pipelines storage and compression facilities, and WestGas InterState, Inc. (WGI), an interstate natural gas pipeline company, these companies comprise the regulated utility operations.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Electric Utilities - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:XEL
  • CUSIP: 98389B10
  • Web: www.xcelenergy.com
  • Market Cap: $24.88039 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 507,762,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $47.15
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.41
  • 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $49.22
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.92
  • P/E Growth: 3.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.18
  • Book Value: $21.91 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.24
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
  • EBIDTA: $3.76 billion
  • Net Margins: 10.08%
  • Return on Equity: 10.42%
  • Return on Assets: 2.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.27%
  • Current Ratio: 0.75%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.60%
  • Average Volume: 2.56 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.19
  • Short Ratio: 3.81

Frequently Asked Questions for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)

What is Xcel Energy's stock symbol?

Xcel Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "XEL."

How often does Xcel Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Xcel Energy?

Xcel Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. View Xcel Energy's Dividend History.

How were Xcel Energy's earnings last quarter?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.63 billion. Xcel Energy had a net margin of 10.08% and a return on equity of 10.42%. Xcel Energy's revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. View Xcel Energy's Earnings History.

When will Xcel Energy make its next earnings announcement?

Xcel Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Xcel Energy.

What guidance has Xcel Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

Xcel Energy issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.31.

Where is Xcel Energy's stock going? Where will Xcel Energy's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Xcel Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate Xcel Energy's share price to reach $46.70 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Xcel Energy.

What are analysts saying about Xcel Energy stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Xcel Energy stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Xcel Energy have returned better than the broader industry in the last six months. Despite the adverse impact of warmer winter, the company was able to match the year-ago earnings due to higher electric and natural gas margins and a lower effective tax rate. Xcel Energy’s long-term investment plans will strengthen its operations and the company is also benefiting from improving economic conditions in its service territories. The constructive regulatory orders will also help the company. However, the rising debt level of Xcel Energy is a concern, in an interest hike environment, with its debt/capital ratio presently higher than the industry average." (6/28/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "On 3/21 Xcel announced a proposal to add 1,230 MW of wind investment in Texas and New Mexico, of which the utility proposes to own 1,000 MW at a cost of ~$1.6 billion, and PPA 230 MW. This investment would be the first rate-based wind in either Texas or New Mexico. Additionally, on 3/16 Xcel announced an additional proposed 400 MW of owned wind in the upper Midwest, resulting in owned wind of 1,150 MW out of a total 1,550 MW." (3/23/2017)

Who are some of Xcel Energy's key competitors?

Who are Xcel Energy's key executives?

Xcel Energy's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Benjamin G. S. Fowke III, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Robert C. Frenzel, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Christopher B. Clark, President and Director, NSP-Minnesota
  • David L. Eves, President and Director, PSCo
  • David T. Hudson, President and Director, SPS
  • Mark E. Stoering, President and Director of NSP-Wisconsin
  • Marvin E. McDaniel Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Group President - Utilities
  • Scott M. Wilensky, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Kent T. Larson, Executive Vice President, Group President Operations
  • Jeffrey S. Savage, Senior Vice President, Controller

Who owns Xcel Energy stock?

Xcel Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.95%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.10%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.61%), State Street Corp (4.96%), FMR LLC (3.42%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (2.74%). Company insiders that own Xcel Energy stock include David L Eves, James T Prokopanko, Kent T Larson and Marvin E Jr Mcdaniel. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Xcel Energy.

Who sold Xcel Energy stock? Who is selling Xcel Energy stock?

Xcel Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Capital World Investors, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Hexavest Inc., FMR LLC and Verition Fund Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Xcel Energy stock in the last year include David L Eves, Kent T Larson and Marvin E Jr Mcdaniel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Xcel Energy.

Who bought Xcel Energy stock? Who is buying Xcel Energy stock?

Xcel Energy's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Principal Financial Group Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Vanguard Group Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Xcel Energy.

How do I buy Xcel Energy stock?

Shares of Xcel Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Xcel Energy's stock price today?

One share of Xcel Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Xcel Energy (NYSE XEL)
Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  162 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  408 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  570
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $46.70 (4.69% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/10/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 -> $46.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$46.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
6/14/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00 -> $53.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$48.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$45.00 -> $46.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$44.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$44.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$45.00LowView Rating Details
9/26/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$41.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$49.00N/AView Rating Details
3/2/2016Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/26/2015TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetReduceC$0.60 -> C$0.40N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Earnings by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE XEL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2017N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.43$0.45$2.63 billion$2.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.50$0.47$2.94 billion$2.95 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.44$0.45$3.18 billion$2.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.87$0.90$3.33 billion$3.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.40$0.39$2.52 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$0.47$0.47$3.00 billion$2.77 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.41$0.41$3.38 billion$2.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.80$0.84$3.31 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.40$0.39$2.99 billion$2.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.50$0.46$3.21 billion$2.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$0.36$0.39$2.62 billion$2.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.77$0.77$3.13 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.41$0.39$2.64 billion$2.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.51$0.52$2.89 billion$3.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.29$0.30$2.70 billion$2.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.75$0.77$2.98 billion$2.82 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.40$2.40 billion$2.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.45$0.48$2.78 billion$2.78 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.28$0.29$2.93 billion$2.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.72$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.35$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.38$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.30$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.65$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.31$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.42$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.31$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.34
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.46
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.48$0.50$0.49
Q2 20173$0.40$0.42$0.41
Q3 20172$0.94$1.00$0.97
Q4 20172$0.45$0.48$0.47
Q1 20181$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q2 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q3 20181$0.98$0.98$0.98
Q4 20181$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q1 20191$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20191$0.51$0.51$0.51
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Most Recent Dividend:7/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:2.94%
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:63.44% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.34% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
58.54% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE XEL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.22%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/28/2017Kent T LarsonEVPSell10,000$47.25$472,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017James T ProkopankoDirectorBuy1,000$41.45$41,450.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016David L EvesInsiderSell10,000$40.57$405,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Marvin E Jr. McdanielEVPSell11,900$41.66$495,754.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2013Richard T ObrienDirectorBuy2,000$29.09$58,180.00View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Gail BoudreauxDirectorBuy1,780$28.08$49,982.40View SEC Filing  
2/1/2013Timothy V WolfDirectorBuy4,000$27.98$111,920.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Latest Headlines for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
marketbeat.com logoLights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power
marketbeat.com - August 18 at 7:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVistra Energy Corp. (VST) and Xcel Energy (XEL) Critical Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 12:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Xcel Energy Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 8:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) PT Raised to $46.00 at Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 6:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) & Edison International (EIX) Head-To-Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 10:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoContrasting NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) and Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 12:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKent T. Larson Sells 10,000 Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 7:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Lifted to "Buy" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 8:05 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhere Xcel Energy’s Valuation Stands next to Peers
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 8:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Reduced by SunTrust Banks
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 7:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Will Post Earnings of $0.93 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 30 at 7:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of XEL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthwestern Public Service Company Announces Redemption of Series G Senior Notes, 8.75% due 2018
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInside Xcel Energy’s 2Q17 Earnings and Growth Prospects
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Boosts Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Price Target to $47.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 9:09 PM
nasdaq.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Miss - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 28 at 10:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 7:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 6:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 12:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoWall Street Set For A Better Start - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
nasdaq.com logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Xcel Energy (XEL) - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Report
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel beats 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenues Lag Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Xcel Energy Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Xcel Energy (XEL)
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 10:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUtility Stocks Q2 Earnings Due on Jul 27: FE, EIX & More
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 10:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Boosted by KeyCorp
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 8:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssessing Xcel Energy Stock ahead of Its 2Q17 Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 20 at 7:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Xcel is progressing on its $400 million NM project
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 6:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTrump's Comments On Hillary And Putin: He Clearly Doesn't Understand The Value Of Wind Energy
finance.yahoo.com - July 13 at 11:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Xcel Energy Is Doing to Minimize Regulatory Lag
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Xcel Energy’s Dividend Yield Is Lower than the Industry Average
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMinnesota Commission Gives Green Light for Xcel Energy’s Largest Upper Midwest Wind Expansion
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Tumbles Deep into the Oversold Zone
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 3:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBehind Xcel Energy’s Revenue Growth
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 3:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBidaskClub Downgrades Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 6 at 3:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInside Xcel Energy’s Recent Stock Performance
finance.yahoo.com - July 5 at 8:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:XEL) : July 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 4 at 9:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 8:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : XEL-US : June 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 2 at 8:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHearing on New Mexico-based Xcel wind project delayed
finance.yahoo.com - July 1 at 9:12 AM
seekingalpha.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Presents At J.P. Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - June 29 at 8:07 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 11:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy 2nd Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 3:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 3:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCould Russian hackers target the U.S. electrical grid?
finance.yahoo.com - June 23 at 8:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Poised to Benefit from Continued Investments
finance.yahoo.com - June 23 at 3:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 12:22 PM



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