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How has Xcel Energy Inc.:(NYSE:XEL) performed recently?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 21782.2. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 20.28, a forward P/E of 18.5 and EPS of 2.11. At a stock price of 42.69 (-0.26%) it has a dividend yield of 3.18%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by -4.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 5.47% and more long-term 5.42% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.60%.

For performance, Xcel Energy Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.30%. For the last month performance for Xcel Energy Inc. is -1.86%. While the last quarter is 3.44% and half year, 12.07%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.67%.

The 52-week high for Xcel Energy Inc., is at -6.01%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 36.35%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.54% and 8.74% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.89%, and for the month it is 1.11%. Xcel Energy Inc., has a target price of 44.09.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.22, and for total debt/equity Xcel Energy Inc. has 1.33. The gross margin is 93.10%, while operating margin is 19.90%, the profit margin is 9.90%. The current ratio is 0.8 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 72.40%. Xcel Energy Inc. has a payout ratio of 62.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 508.93. The shares float is 507.1, with the float short at 1.91%, with short ratio coming to 3.17.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Xcel Energy Inc., get 2.80%, with its returns on investment at 5.90%. Return on equity is 10.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 44.09, reached soon?

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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