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Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) went down by -1.45% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $76.44. The company’s stock price has collected -2.64% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 3 hours ago that Statement from Xcel Energy Executive Chairman Ben Fowke on President Biden’s visit to Colorado

Is It Worth Investing in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ :XEL) Right Now?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 22.54 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for XEL is at 0.30. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 16 who provided ratings for Xcel Energy Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $72.29, which is $6.18 above the current price. XEL currently public float of 537.04M and currently shorts hold a 0.90% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of XEL was 2.30M shares.

XEL’s Market Performance

XEL stocks went down by -2.64% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.24% and a quarterly performance of -4.45%, while its annual performance rate touched -4.93%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.94% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.70% for Xcel Energy Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.28% for XEL stocks with a simple moving average of -1.28% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of XEL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for XEL stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for XEL by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for XEL in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $76 based on the research report published on October 26th of the previous year 2020.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Underweight” to XEL, setting the target price at $55 in the report published on May 13th of the previous year.

XEL Trading at -3.66% from the 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, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.51% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.70%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.94%, as shares sank -5.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.06% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, XEL fell by -2.64%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -2.94% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $68.88. In addition, Xcel Energy Inc. saw -0.84% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at XEL starting from FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III, who sale 54,348 shares at the price of $69.73 back on Sep 01. After this action, FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III now owns 200,555 shares of Xcel Energy Inc., valued at $3,789,893 using the latest closing price.

Prager Frank P, the SVP, Strategy, Planning & Ext. of Xcel Energy Inc., sale 1,734 shares at $68.58 during a trade that took place back on Jul 30, which means that Prager Frank P is holding 31,972 shares at $118,924 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for XEL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +18.48 for the present operating margin
  • +23.79 for the gross margin

The net margin for Xcel Energy Inc. stands at +12.78. The total capital return value is set at 6.03, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.34. Equity return is now at value 10.80, with 2.80 for asset returns.

Based on Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), the company’s capital structure generated 152.90 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 60.46. Total debt to assets is 39.60, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 144.51. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 57.14.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.97, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.39. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.25 and the total asset turnover is 0.21. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.77.

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