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Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) on Track to Reach $68.00 in a Year

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) is 1.70% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $56.89 and a high of $77.66 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The XEL stock was last observed hovering at around $68.68 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.17% off its average median price target of $68.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 10.58% off the consensus price target high of $77.00 offered by 16 analysts, but current levels are -9.29% lower than the price target low of $63.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $68.85, the stock is 4.25% and 4.32% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.63 million and changing 0.25% at the moment leaves the stock -2.22% off its SMA200. XEL registered 3.83% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -9.72%.

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The stock witnessed a 11.81% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -8.70%, and is 2.17% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.57% over the week and 2.15% over the month.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) has around 11321 employees, a market worth around $37.00B and $14.61B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 22.49 and Fwd P/E is 20.39. Profit margin for the company is 11.40%. Distance from 52-week low is 21.02% and -11.34% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.80%).

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) is a “Overweight”. 16 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.40, where 6 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Xcel Energy Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 01/26/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.00% this year.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 548.00M, and float is at 546.12M with Short Float at 1.20%.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 2 and purchases happening 13 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Prager Frank P,the company’sSVP, Strategy, Security & Ext. SEC filings show that Prager Frank P sold 1,138 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 16 at a price of $68.48 per share for a total of $77932.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 28036.0 shares.

Xcel Energy Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 25 that Williams Kim (Director) sold a total of 2,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 25 and was made at $76.21 per share for $0.15 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 99993.0 shares of the XEL stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 23, Carter Brett C (EVP, Group President Utilitie) disposed off 14,000 shares at an average price of $74.66 for $1.05 million. The insider now directly holds 23,617 shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL).

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) that is trading -3.72% down over the past 12 months and The Southern Company (SO) that is 4.48% higher over the same period. Dominion Energy Inc. (D) is -18.63% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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