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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) from Utilities

Today’s top gainers include the company Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) which is in the industry Electric Utilities, gaining 2.48% today. In the last week its performance is 4.39%, and 0.54% for the past quarter. Currently, Xcel Energy Inc., XEL has a target price of 43.55, so today’s gain of 2.48% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.02%.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), has a market cap of 21654.97, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.15%, and institutional ownership is 72.20%.

At the current price of 42.55, it has a dividend yield of 3.20%, and its target price is 43.55. This is with a profit margin of 9.90%, and total debt/equity of 1.33. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has a P/E of 20.17, as well as a forward P/E of 18.37.

With a current EPS of 2.11, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 5.51%,Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 3.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.42%.

Performance for the year is 29.74%. Since its IPO date on 9/24/1985, the total performance to date is 21.44%.

Volume today for Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), is 3526100, while its average volume is 3104.87. Whilst the total gain today was 2.48%, it did have a day high of -3.40%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.55%, and 1.55% for the month. The 52-week low for Xcel Energy Inc., XEL has been 30.94%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.54%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.90%, and its return on assets is 2.80%. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has an operating margin of 19.90%. With a sales growth of -0.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Xcel Energy Inc., XEL is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.22, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Xcel Energy Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.72, and the P/S is 2, along with a P/B of 2.02. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 282.33.

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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