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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 20396.25. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 18.73, a forward P/E of 17.07 and EPS of 2.11. At a stock price of 39.51 (-0.20%) it has a dividend yield of 3.44%.

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 5.42% and more long-term 5.34% 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 -6.49%. For the last month performance for Xcel Energy Inc. is -5.60%. While the last quarter is -10.12% and half year, -1.55%. Finally for the year, performance is 16.62%.

The 52-week high for Xcel Energy Inc., is at -12.29%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 19.03%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.83% and -1.82% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.40%, and for the month it is 1.84%. Xcel Energy Inc., has a target price of 43.73.

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 0.15%, with instituitional ownership at 72.20%. Xcel Energy Inc. has a payout ratio of 62.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 516.23. The shares float is 507.12, with the float short at 1.69%, with short ratio coming to 2.73.

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 43.73, 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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