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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL)?

The company in question is, Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) currently with a stock price of 42.28 (0.19% today). The market cap for Xcel Energy Inc. is 21749.68, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Xcel Energy Inc. is 43.91. Currently Xcel Energy Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.04, and a forward P/E of 18.26. Average volume for Xcel Energy Inc. is 3052.37 and so far today it is 1804800.

Performance in the last year for Xcel Energy Inc. has been 30.57%. For EPS growth, Xcel Energy Inc. has seen a growth of -4.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.42%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.70% over the last five years and could be 5.42% for the next five years. Xcel Energy Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -0.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.55%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.88%.

Since the IPO date for Xcel Energy Inc. on the 9/24/1985, Xcel Energy Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.68%. With Xcel Energy Inc. trading at 42.28, the dividend yield is 3.22%, and the EPS is 2.11.

So could Xcel Energy Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.04. The PEG is 3.69, P/S is 2.01 and the P/B is at 2.01. The P/cash is 283.57, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Xcel Energy Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.22, and total debt/equity at 1.33.

In terms of margins, Xcel Energy Inc. has a gross margin of 93.10%, an operating margin of 19.90% and a profit margin of 9.90%.Payout ratio for Xcel Energy Inc. is 62.50%. Return on assets come to 2.80% with return on investment coming to 5.90%.

Insider ownership for Xcel Energy Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 72.30%. Outstanding shares are at 514.42. While shares float is 507.1. The float short is currently 1.91%, and short ratio is 3.17.

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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