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Is Xcel Energy Inc.(NYSE: XEL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/24/1985. Xcel Energy Inc. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Xcel Energy Inc., is 3294.15, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 9/24/1985 is 23.14%.

To help you determine whether Xcel Energy Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.61 and forward P/E is 18.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Xcel Energy Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.91. P/S ratio is 2.04 and the P/B ratio is 2.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 218 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Xcel Energy Inc. is trading at, 43.5 (0.00% today), Xcel Energy Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 61.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.40% after growing -4.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 58.10%, and -6.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 508.67, and the number of shares float is 507.1. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 72.30%. The float short is 2.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.90%.

The ability for Xcel Energy Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 1.23 and total debt/equity is 1.31. In terms of margins, Xcel Energy Inc. has a gross margin of 92.80%, with its operating margin at 19.70%, and Xcel Energy Inc. has a profit margin of 9.90%.

The 52 week high is -4.23%, with 38.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.66%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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