Impact of Brokerage Rating on Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Many Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. Xcel Energy Inc was Downgraded by Barclays on Dec 2, 2016 to Equal Weight, Lowers Price Target to $ 42 from a previous price target of $44 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 9, 2017, James T Prokopanko (director) purchased 1,000 shares at 41.45 per share price.On Nov 7, 2016, David L Eves (President, PSCO) sold 10,000 shares at 40.58 per share price.On Aug 30, 2016, Marvin E. Jr. Mcdaniel (EVP, Group Pres, & CAO) sold 11,900 shares at 41.78 per share price.

Xcel Energy Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 2, 2017. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $2794.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2802.15 million. The companys revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has received a short term rating of buy from experts at Zacks with a rank of 2. The stock has been rated an average of 2.6 by 10 Brokerage Firm. 2 Wall Street Firms have rated the stock as a strong buys. 8 Brokerage Firms have advised hold.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) should head towards $42.71 per share according to 7 Analysts in consensus. However, if the road gets shaky, the stock may fall short to $40 per share. The higher price estimate target is at $47 according to the Analysts.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Tuesday as its shares dropped 0.74% or 0.31 points. After the session commenced at $42.02, the stock reached the higher end at $42.02 while it hit a low of $41.49. With the volume soaring to 2,110,946 shares, the last trade was called at $41.72. The company has a 52-week high of $45.42. The company has a market cap of $21,192 million and there are 507,952,800 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $38.

Xcel Energy Inc. is predominantly an operating public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas.


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