Xcel Energy (XEL) has been under a strong bear grip, hence the stock is down -0.87% when compared to the S&P 500 in the past 4 weeks. However, in the near-term, buying emerged at lower levels and the stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.49% in the past 1 week. The stock has risen by 1.03% in the past week indicating that the buyers are active at lower levels, but the stock is down -2.88% in the past 4 weeks.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 0.58% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 2.89%.The 200 Day SMA reached 3.66% Xcel Energy Inc. has dropped 3.05% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 17.59%.
Xcel Energy (XEL) : The consensus price target for Xcel Energy (XEL) is $41.43 for the short term with a standard deviation of $4.16. The most optimist securities analyst among the 7 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $48, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $36.
Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL): The stock opened at $40.67 and touched an intraday high of $41.25 on Friday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $40.57, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $41.2 with a gain of 0.83% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 3,577,796. The stock had closed at $40.86 in the previous trading session.
Xcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Companys operations include the activity of four wholly owned utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas customers in eight states. These utility subsidiaries are NSP-Minnesota NSP-Wisconsin, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) and Southwestern Public Service Co. (SPS) and serve customers in portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Its segments include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other. The regulated electric utility segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Regulated electric utility also includes commodity trading operations. The regulated natural gas utility segment transports, stores and distributes natural gas primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan and Colorado.