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Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ: XEL] traded at a high on 10/20/21, posting a 0.99 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $65.57. The company report on October 12, 2021 that Xcel Energy Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call.

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) will host a conference call to review third quarter 2021 financial results. Earnings will be released prior to the opening of trading.


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The call will begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial in at least 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start and follow the operator’s instructions. You will be asked for the conference ID number.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2486216 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Xcel Energy Inc. stands at 1.55% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.86%.

The market cap for XEL stock reached $35.04 billion, with 539.00 million shares outstanding and 537.04 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.02M shares, XEL reached a trading volume of 2486216 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for XEL shares is $72.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on XEL stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Xcel Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on October 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price from $73 to $76. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2021, representing the official price target for Xcel Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $75 to $76, while Barclays kept a Overweight rating on XEL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Xcel Energy Inc. is set at 1.19, with the Price to Sales ratio for XEL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.39, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.01.

How has XEL stock performed recently?

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.83. With this latest performance, XEL shares gained by 3.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.33% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for XEL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.64, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.53 for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 66.23, while it was recorded at 65.31 for the last single week of trading, and 66.66 for the last 200 days.

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.48 and a Gross Margin at +23.79. Xcel Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.78.

Return on Total Capital for XEL is now 6.03, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.34. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.59, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.70. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 152.90. Additionally, XEL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 60.46, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.60. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 144.51, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 57.14.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] managed to generate an average of $129,586 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.21.Xcel Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings analysis for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for XEL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Xcel Energy Inc. go to 6.70%.

Insider trade positions for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]

There are presently around $27,003 million, or 78.40% of XEL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XEL stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 53,291,359, which is approximately 11.704% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 48,065,770 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.15 billion in XEL stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $2.75 billion in XEL stock with ownership of nearly 11.539% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Xcel Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 387 institutional holders increased their position in Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ:XEL] by around 23,441,204 shares. Additionally, 337 investors decreased positions by around 16,733,170 shares, while 185 investors held positions by with 371,652,374 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 411,826,748 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XEL stock had 80 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,697,184 shares, while 64 institutional investors sold positions of 1,420,281 shares during the same period.

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