Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] Stock trading around $64.95 per share: What’s Next?


Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ: XEL] loss -1.37% on the last trading session, reaching $64.95 price per share at the time. The company report on June 15, 2022 that Xcel Energy Highlights Clean Energy Progress.

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Company’s clean energy, support of customers and community leadership on display.

Xcel Energy released its 17th annual Sustainability Report today, highlighting the company’s commitment to delivering reliable, affordable natural gas and electricity service, while protecting the environment and building a better energy future for its customers.

Xcel Energy Inc. represents 545.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $35.51 billion with the latest information. XEL stock price has been found in the range of $64.125 to $65.35.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.16M shares, XEL reached a trading volume of 4585781 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $76.29 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 2.50. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Xcel Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 26, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on January 25, 2022, representing the official price target for Xcel Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $64 to $72, while Mizuho kept a Buy rating on XEL stock. On November 22, 2021, analysts increased their price target for XEL shares from 68 to 70.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Xcel Energy Inc. is set at 1.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for XEL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.60. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.16.

Trading performance analysis for XEL stock

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.88. With this latest performance, XEL shares dropped by -13.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -5.62% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -4.97% 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 21.68, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 14.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 27.72 for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 73.63, while it was recorded at 67.22 for the last single week of trading, and 68.55 for the last 200 days.

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.17 and a Gross Margin at +20.89. Xcel Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.95.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.58, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.73.

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.

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 7.07%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]

There are presently around $27,177 million, or 78.40% of XEL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XEL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 50,043,375, which is approximately 2.589% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 46,215,607 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.0 billion in XEL stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $1.96 billion in XEL stock with ownership of nearly -3.644% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Xcel Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 472 institutional holders increased their position in Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ:XEL] by around 45,515,380 shares. Additionally, 361 investors decreased positions by around 42,014,814 shares, while 179 investors held positions by with 330,901,773 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 418,431,967 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XEL stock had 94 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,446,013 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 705,428 shares during the same period.