XEL stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States.
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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Xcel Energy stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Xcel Energy stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 4 ratings published for XEL stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-6-14||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
XEL stock analysis
Shares of Xcel Energy closed today at $62.45 after reaching a new all time high ($63.68) even it couldn't close with gains and depreciated a fatal -1.31%.
Shares of Xcel Energy closed today at $62.45 after reaching a new all time high ($63.68) even it couldn't close with gains and depreciated a fatal -1.31%. XEL broke out again over $61.33 after a 1.35% correction started on Aug/2. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on August 6th, XEL climbed $2.82 (4.73%).
Xcel Energy set new all time highs again this week, marking to $63.68. Shares ended at $62.45 and raised 1.05% during the week. This week was the 3rd green week in a row.
XEL shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom late July, XEL climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Since mid January when XEL stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $13.85 (28.50%).
XEL stock price history
XEL IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.35 per share1. Since then, XEL stock surged a 17,742.90%, with a yearly average of 454.90%. If you had invested right after XEL's IPO a $1,000 in XEL stock in 1980, it would worth $177,429.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
XEL stock historical price chart
XEL stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $63.68.
XEL stock price target is $62.00Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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 30 days we found 4 price targets for XEL stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$61.00||$60.00||-1.6%|
|2019-6-14||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$57.00||$60.00||5.3%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Xcel Energy skyrocketed a phenomenal 13.96%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Xcel Energy annual turnover inched a slightly good 1.17% to $11,537.00 M dollars from $11,404.00 marked in 2017. Aligned with this, its earnings margin (compared to sales) stayed stable to 10.93%, that is $1,261.00 million. To have an updated picture 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 dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Xcel Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a tiny 1.65%. Regarding profit margin, Xcel Energy stayed stable 0.03% to 10.93%
|2013||$10,900 M||-||$948 M8.7%||-|
|2014||$11,686 M||7.21%||$1,021 M8.7%||7.71%|
|2015||$11,025 M||-5.66%||$984 M8.9%||-3.61%|
|2016||$11,107 M||0.75%||$1,123 M10.1%||14.11%|
|2017||$11,404 M||2.67%||$1,148 M10.1%||2.19%|
|2018||$11,537 M||1.17%||$1,261 M10.9%||9.84%|
|TTM||$11,727 M||1.65%||$1,285 M11.0%||1.90%|
Quarterly financial resultsXcel Energy posted $3,141.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 9.06% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $315.00 million with a profit margin of 10.03%. Profit margin raised 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 very good increase and escalated a 6.44%.
|2017-Q2||$2,640 M||-||$227 M8.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$3,020 M||14.39%||$492 M16.3%||116.55%|
|2017-Q4||$2,795 M||-7.45%||$189 M6.8%||-61.60%|
|2018-Q1||$2,951 M||5.58%||$291 M9.9%||53.97%|
|2018-Q2||$2,658 M||-9.93%||$265 M10.0%||-8.93%|
|2018-Q3||$3,048 M||14.67%||$491 M16.1%||85.28%|
|2018-Q4||$2,880 M||-5.51%||$214 M7.4%||-56.42%|
|2019-Q1||$3,141 M||9.06%||$315 M10.0%||47.20%|
Xcel Energy ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Xcel Energy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.22% of all shares.
In case of Xcel Energy stock, 77.68% 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||$31.8 B||$3.1 B||$17.6 B||$23.5 B||$66.1 B|
|Total shares||508.7 M||65.8 M||283.8 M||183.2 M||728.1 M|
|Float shares||513.4 M||65.4 M||281.8 M||181.9 M||727.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||77.7%||78.1%||94.5%||74.2%||61.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.2%||1.0%||0.6%||0.6%||0.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$62.08 - $63.68|
|Average true range||$1.09|
|50d mov avg||$60.90|
|100d mov avg||$58.73|
|200d mov avg||$55.24|
Xcel Energy performanceTo better understand Xcel Energy performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Xcel Energy, the comparison is made against Avista, CMS Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, IDACORP, Alliant Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, , PPL and WEC Energy.
|PCGPacific Gas & Ele...||-41.37%||-41.18%||-74.21%|