XEL stock: buy or sell?

XEL stock price: $71.16 1.28% At close on February 18th, 2020

Updated on:
February 18th, 2020


Xcel Energy inched 1.28% to $71.16 after reaching all time highs today. Counting Tuesday, it's been 4 green sessions in a row, gaining $2.20 or 3.19%.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States.

Should I buy XEL stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Xcel Energy stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Xcel Energy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for XEL stock for the last 30 days.

XEL stock analysis

Daily outlook

After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Xcel Energy inched 1.28% to $71.16.

After several days of continuous rises in past weeks, Xcel Energy inched 1.28% to $71.16. XEL shows a sign of strength in the short-term after finally breaking out above $69.82 on Feb/3 and marking a new rising bottom. On Jan 30th, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 5.55%. On January/10 XEL price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Today, XEL hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $70.40 recorded on Friday. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

XEL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Xcel Energy set new all time highs back again this week, marking to $71.43. Shares ended at $71.16 and stepped up 1.28% during the week.

Price finally broke over the resistance at $64.25 and continued climbing. Late January, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 8.86%. By mid January XEL price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

XEL stock chart (weekly)

XEL stock price history

XEL stock historical price chart

XEL stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $71.43.

XEL stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price target for Xcel Energy stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Xcel Energy . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
XEL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Xcel Energy annual sales raised a slightly good 1.17% to $11,537.00 M USD from $11,404.00 marked in 2017. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed steady to 10.93%, that is $1,261.00 million.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of Xcel Energy, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Xcel Energy TTM sales up to March 2019 were $11,727.00 and earnings were $1,285.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Xcel Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a tiny 1.65%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed stable at 10.93%.

XEL annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$10,900 M-$948 M8.7%-
2014$11,686 M7.21%$1,021 M8.7%7.71%
2015$11,025 M-5.66%$984 M8.9%-3.61%
2016$11,107 M0.75%$1,123 M10.1%14.11%
2017$11,404 M2.67%$1,148 M10.1%2.19%
2018$11,537 M1.17%$1,261 M10.9%9.84%
TTM $11,727 M1.65%$1,285 M11.0%1.90%

Quarterly financial results

Xcel Energy reported $3,141.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a 9.06% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $315.00 million with a profit margin of 10.03%. Profit margin grew a 2.60% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.43%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Xcel Energy sales marked a remarkable growth and soared a 6.44%.
XEL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,640 M-$227 M8.6%-
2017-Q3$3,020 M14.39%$492 M16.3%116.55%
2017-Q4$2,795 M-7.45%$189 M6.8%-61.60%
2018-Q1$2,951 M5.58%$291 M9.9%53.97%
2018-Q2$2,658 M-9.93%$265 M10.0%-8.93%
2018-Q3$3,048 M14.67%$491 M16.1%85.28%
2018-Q4$2,880 M-5.51%$214 M7.4%-56.42%
2019-Q1$3,141 M9.06%$315 M10.0%47.20%

Xcel Energy ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Xcel Energy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.18% of all shares.

In case of Xcel Energy stock, 77.38% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for XEL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Xcel Energy:

Market cap$37.3 B
Total shares524.4 M
Float shares523.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)77.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

XEL summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Day range$70.57 - $71.43
Previous close$70.26
Session gain1.28%
Average true range$0.83
50d mov avg$65.09
100d mov avg$63.69
200d mov avg$61.78
Daily patternlb02c
Weekly pattern lb01c

Xcel Energy performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Xcel Energy, the comparison is made against .
XELXcel Energy16.90%15.43%32.27%

Xcel Energy competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Xcel Energy competitor. This doesn't mean Xcel Energy does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.