Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Gains 8.71% in one Year: What’s Next?


Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) went up by 4.38% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $73.00 and move down -2.03%, while XEL stocks collected 5.02% of gains with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/19/20 that Xcel Energy Inc. Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

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Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) Worth an Investment?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.79 times of increase in earnings at the present.

XEL Market Performance

XEL stocks went up by 5.02% for the week, with the monthly jump of 2.32% and a quarterly performance of 10.03%, while its annual performance rate touched 8.71%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.22% for XEL stocks with the simple moving average of 10.70% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for XEL stocks, with Argus repeating the rating for XEL shares by setting it to “Hold”. The predicted price for XEL socks in the upcoming period according to Argus is $38 based on the research report published on August 25, 2020.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see XEL stock at the price of $55. The rating they have provided for XEL stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on May 13, 2020.

Wells Fargo gave “ Equal Weight” rating to XEL stocks, setting the target price at $70 in the report published on April 24, 2020.

XEL Stocks 6.26% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought XEL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Xcel Energy Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -1.99% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.93%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.43%, while the shares surge at the distance of +2.52% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +11.47% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, XEL went up by +5.02%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +17.55% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $70.08. In addition, Xcel Energy Inc. saw 12.69% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

XEL Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), starting from FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III, who sold 99,798 shares at the price of $71.31 back on Aug 13. After this action, Rushing now owns 361,733 shares of Xcel Energy Inc., valued at $7,116,346 with the latest closing price.

FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III, the Chairman and CEO of Xcel Energy Inc., sold 104,796 shares at the value of $65.84 during a trade that took place back on Jun 02, which means that FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III is holding 461,531 shares at the value of $6,899,643 based on the most recent closing price.

XEL Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +18.20 for the present operating margin and +23.14 for gross margin. The net margin for Xcel Energy Inc. stands at +11.90. Total capital return value is set at 6.64, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.55. Equity return holds the value 10.60%, with 2.70% for asset returns.

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Based on Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), the company’s capital structure generated 155.06 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 60.79. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 38.95 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 2.73 and long-term debt to capital is 143.76.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 4.62 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.39. The receivables turnover for Xcel Energy Inc. is 7.29 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.23. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.68.

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