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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Xcel Energy Inc., XEL

Xcel Energy Inc., XEL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Xcel Energy Inc., XEL  has a market cap of 20566.9. Since its IPO date on the 9/24/1985, Xcel Energy Inc., XEL performance year to date is 15.56%. Today Xcel Energy Inc., XEL has gained -2.28%, with a current price of 39.56.

Ownership of the company is 0.15% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 61.70%. Return of assets are at 2.80%, with return on investment at 5.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Xcel Energy Inc., XEL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.22. While Total debt/equity is 1.32. With a profit margin of 10.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 93.20%, and operating margin of 20.00%. Xcel Energy Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Xcel Energy Inc., XEL has seen a EPS growth of -4.40%. A performance for the year of 17.44%. The 52-week high is -12.17%, and the 52-week low is 19.20%. The average volume for Xcel Energy Inc., XEL is 450068.

With a target price of 42.54, can Xcel Energy Inc., XEL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Xcel Energy Inc., XEL. Xcel Energy Inc. has a P/E of 18.67 and a forward P/E of 17.52. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.26. Xcel Energy Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.88 and 1.88 respectively. For P/cash, Xcel Energy Inc. has a value of 58.2, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 39.56, Xcel Energy Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.36%. We see a return on equity of 10.30%.

Looking more long-term Xcel Energy Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.72%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.40% for this year and for the last five years a 3.70% growth has been seen.

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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