Brokerage Firm Rating on Xcel Energy (XEL)

Xcel Energy (XEL) : The consensus on Xcel Energy (XEL) based on 11 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.64, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 4 which endorses a Sell on the stock. However, 3 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 7 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.

Xcel Energy (XEL) : The consensus price target for Xcel Energy (XEL) is $42.63 for the short term with a standard deviation of $4.14. The most optimist securities analyst among the 8 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $48, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $36.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $42.69 and $42.52 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $42.79. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $42.71, notching a gain of 0.05% for the day. The total traded volume was 2,961,259 . The stock had closed at $42.69 on the previous day.

In a related news, The Securities and Exchange Commission has divulged that Eves David L, officer (President, PSCO) of Xcel Energy Inc, had unloaded 6,698 shares at an average price of $35.57 in a transaction dated on November 3, 2015. The total value of the transaction was worth $238,248.

Xcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Companys operations include the activity of four wholly owned utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas customers in eight states. These utility subsidiaries are NSP-Minnesota NSP-Wisconsin, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) and Southwestern Public Service Co. (SPS) and serve customers in portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Its segments include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other. The regulated electric utility segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Regulated electric utility also includes commodity trading operations. The regulated natural gas utility segment transports, stores and distributes natural gas primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan and Colorado.

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