Zacks Rating on Xcel Energy (XEL)

Xcel Energy (XEL) : The consensus on Xcel Energy (XEL) based on 10 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.8, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 4 which endorses a Sell on the stock. However, 2 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 7 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.

Xcel Energy (XEL) : 7 Wall Street analysts covering Xcel Energy (XEL) believe that the average level the stock could reach for the short term is $42. The maximum price target given is $48 and the minimum target for short term is around $36, hence the standard deviation is calculated at $4.04.


Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. appreciated by 1.32% during the last five trading days but lost 4.63% on a 4-week basis. Xcel Energy Inc. is up 4.85% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 19.43%. Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL): On Tuesdays trading session , Opening price of the stock was $42.72 with an intraday high of $42.88. The bears continued to sell at higher levels and eventually sold the stock down to an intraday low of $42.17. However, the stock managed to close at $42.19, a loss of 0.92% for the day. On the previous day, the stock had closed at $42.58. The total traded volume of the day was 2,587,560 shares.

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.

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