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How to buy Xcel Energy stock in Canada | $69.54

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Xcel Energy (XEL) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. It opened the day at $69.56 after a previous close of $69.63. During the day the price has varied from a low of $69.045 to a high of $69.66. The latest price was $69.54 (25 minute delay). Xcel Energy is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 11,367 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy Xcel Energy stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: XEL in this case.
  5. Research Xcel Energy stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Xcel Energy stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Xcel Energy's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Xcel Energy's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $70.08, which is 1.04% down on its pre-crash value of $70.82 and 50.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $46.58.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Xcel Energy stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $720.00 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,009.15.

Xcel Energy stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of XEL stocks over time.

Xcel Energy stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous close$69.63
Change $-0.09
Change % -0.1293%
Volume 2,211,394
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week range$56.8067 - $75.3757
50-day moving average $70.8409
200-day moving average $66.317
Wall St. target price$71.23
PE ratio 24.0186
Dividend yield $1.748 (2.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.899

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Is it a good time to buy Xcel Energy stock?

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Xcel Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $69.54

1 week (2021-06-04) -0.77%
1 month (2021-05-14) -3.04%
3 months (2021-03-12) 12.02%
6 months (2020-12-11) 6.98%
1 year (2020-06-12) 9.25%
2 years (2019-06-13) 16.97%
3 years (2018-06-13) 63.62%
5 years (2016-06-13) 62.82%

Is Xcel Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Xcel Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Xcel Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Xcel Energy's P/E ratio

Xcel Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Xcel Energy stocks trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

Xcel Energy's PEG ratio

Xcel Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7262. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Xcel Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Xcel Energy's EBITDA

Xcel Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Xcel Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Xcel Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.51%
Return on equity TTM 11%
Profit margin 12.56%
Book value $27.32
Market capitalisation USD$37.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Xcel Energy stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "XEL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.8 million Xcel Energy stocks held short by investors – that's known as Xcel Energy's "short interest". This figure is 19% down from 7.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Xcel Energy stocks can be evaluated.

Xcel Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Xcel Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Xcel Energy stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Xcel Energy stocks traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Xcel Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.2. In other words for every 100,000 Xcel Energy stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2200 stocks are currently held short.

However Xcel Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Xcel Energy stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Xcel Energy stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Xcel Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Xcel Energy stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0107% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Xcel Energy stocks, roughly 11 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Xcel Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Xcel Energy stock.

Xcel Energy's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Xcel Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Xcel Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.88

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Xcel Energy's overall score of 32.88 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Xcel Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Xcel Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 20.46/100

Xcel Energy's environmental score of 20.46 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Xcel Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Xcel Energy's social score

Social score: 13.65/100

Xcel Energy's social score of 13.65 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Xcel Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Xcel Energy's governance score

Governance score: 7.77/100

Xcel Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Xcel Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Xcel Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Xcel Energy scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Xcel Energy has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Xcel Energy Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.88
Total ESG percentile 62.04
Environmental score 20.46
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 13.65
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 7.77
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Xcel Energy stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 61.42% of net profits

Recently Xcel Energy has paid out, on average, around 61.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Xcel Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Xcel Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.748 per share.

Xcel Energy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Xcel Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 19 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Xcel Energy stocks ever split?

Xcel Energy stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Xcel Energy stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Xcel Energy stocks which in turn could have impacted Xcel Energy's stock price.

Xcel Energy stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xcel Energy's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $56.8067 up to $75.3757. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Xcel Energy's is 0.3022. This would suggest that Xcel Energy's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Xcel Energy overview

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil, wood/refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to retail customers, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects, as well as procures equipment for the construction of renewable generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. The company sells electricity to approximately 3.7 million customers; and natural gas to approximately 2.1 million customers. Xcel Energy Inc. was incorporated in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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