Stock Updates

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 3057.39, and so far today it has a volume of 130349. Performance year to date since the 9/24/1985 is 17.87%.

To help you determine whether Xcel Energy Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.73 and forward P/E is 17.99. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Xcel Energy Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.64. P/S ratio is 1.96 and the P/B ratio is 1.98. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 276.3 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Xcel Energy Inc. is trading at, 41.4 (-0.58% today), Xcel Energy Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.27%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 62.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.47% after growing -4.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.30%, and -0.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 508.93, and the number of shares float is 507.1. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 72.40%. The float short is 1.91%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.16. 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 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.22 and total debt/equity is 1.33. In terms of margins, Xcel Energy Inc. has a gross margin of 93.10%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and Xcel Energy Inc. has a profit margin of 9.90%.

The 52 week high is -8.85%, with 32.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.27%.

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.


About the author

Stephen Butters

Leave a Comment