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
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:XEL
  • CUSIP: 98389B10
  • Web: www.xcelenergy.com
  • Market Cap: $24.74 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 507,762,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.03
  • 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $50.56
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.41
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.89
  • P/E Growth: 3.85
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.16
  • Book Value: $21.91 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.22
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: $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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. View Xcel Energy's Dividend History.

How were Xcel Energy's earnings last quarter?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The firm earned $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.63 billion. Xcel Energy had a net margin of 10.08% and a return on equity of 10.42%. The business's revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. 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 updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.25-2.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.31.

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

9 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Xcel Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Xcel Energy's stock price to reach $48.67 in the next twelve months. 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 gained more than the industry in the last 12 months. Xcel Energy is poised to gain from its long-term investment plans, focus on renewable generation and 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. Lower-than-expected performance of its subsidiaries and cost of adhering stringent environmental regulation could hurt its profitability." (10/13/2017)
  • 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

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 $48.72.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Xcel Energy (NYSE XEL)
Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  180 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  441 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  621
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.22)
Consensus Price Target: $48.67 (0.11% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Price Target History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$51.00 -> $53.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$48.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$50.00N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingHold$46.00LowView Rating Details
9/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$46.00 -> $48.00LowView 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
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
9/26/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$41.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
3/2/2016Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 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
10/26/2017$0.94N/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: $2.32
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$0.97$0.96
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)
Next Dividend:10/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:2.96%
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:63.44% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
65.45% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
58.78% (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: 72.45%
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
9/5/2017Daniel YohannesDirectorBuy1,000$49.53$49,530.00View SEC Filing  
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)
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:XEL) : October 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 9:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 12:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : XEL-US : October 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 10:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Price Target Increased to $53.00 by Analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 12 at 10:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 11 at 9:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Comments on Xcel Energy Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 9 at 1:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Given "Hold" Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 2:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel exec, ex-Colorado public-health chief picked as EPA's Denver-based regional head
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 11:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Review: Southern Company (The) (SO) versus Xcel Energy (XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 8:26 PM
bizjournals.com logoXcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke named Business Journal's 2018 Executive of the Year - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - October 5 at 1:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. : XEL-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 1:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy asks regulators to raise electricity rates by $244.9 million
finance.yahoo.com - October 4 at 2:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy 3rd Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 3:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Pampa Energia (PAM) and Xcel Energy (XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 8:30 PM
seekingalpha.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Presents At Wolfe Research 2017 Utilities & Power Leaders Conference - Slidehsow
seekingalpha.com - September 29 at 9:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Given "Hold" Rating at Mizuho
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 29 at 9:10 PM
seekingalpha.com logoXcel Energy plans 300 MW wind farm in South Dakota - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - September 28 at 11:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Xcel Energy (XEL) & Its Peers
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 27 at 2:06 AM
seekingalpha.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Presents At Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Utilities Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - September 23 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : XEL-US : September 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat a Recent Correction in Xcel Energy Stock Could Mean
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhich SPX Utilities Are Trading in the Oversold Zone?
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 12:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Is Xcel Energy Inc’s (XEL) Share Price Doing?
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 12:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 6:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoColorado energy regulators issue order on Xcel-Boulder breakup
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 11:38 AM
nasdaq.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 14, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 13 at 4:25 PM
nasdaq.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Xcel Energy, UGI and Atrion - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 3:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Xcel Energy (XEL) & its Rivals
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 9:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMorgan Stanley Boosts Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Price Target to $48.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 8 at 4:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy’s Dividend Growth Compared to Its Peers
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 10:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Foundation Donates to the American Red Cross to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 10:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Director Purchases 1,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 1:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.94 EPS Expected for Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 8:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Review: Xcel Energy (XEL) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing The AES Corporation (AES) & Xcel Energy (XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 2:12 AM
bizjournals.com logoColorado energy regulators offer "path forward" for Boulder-Xcel ... - Denver Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - September 1 at 11:29 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Xcel Energy, Inc. : September 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 11:29 AM
nasdaq.com logoXcel Energy Seeks CPUC's Approval for Colorado Energy Plan
www.nasdaq.com - August 30 at 11:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Inc. :XEL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy, Other Groups Unveil Colorado Energy Plan
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Seeks CPUC's Approval for Colorado Energy Plan
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNorthern States Power Company-Minnesota Announces Redemption of First Mortgage Bonds 5.25%, Series Due March 1, 2018
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Hold Xcel Energy (XEL) in Your Portfolio Now?
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 9:54 AM
seekingalpha.com logoXcel Energy (XEL) Presents at CFA Society of Minnesota 6th Annual Intellisight Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - August 23 at 7:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 (XEL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 2:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXcel Energy Board Elects New Board Member
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 2:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 6:44 AM
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



Xcel Energy (XEL) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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