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How to buy Xcel Energy stock in Canada

Xcel Energy stock has moved 2.64% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Xcel Energy stock.

Xcel Energy is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Xcel Energy stocks (XEL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $70.76 – an increase of 3.77% over the previous week. Xcel Energy employs 11,321 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.6 billion.

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Xcel Energy stock price (NASDAQ:XEL)

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Xcel Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$72.63
52-week range$59.89 - $76.08
50-day moving average $72.36
200-day moving average $68.55
Wall St. target price$75.76
PE ratio 24.291
Dividend yield $1.86 (2.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.99

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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 close of $72.63 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) 3.77%
1 month (2022-06-03) -3.00%
3 months (2022-04-05) -0.60%
6 months (2022-01-05) 5.20%
1 year (2021-07-02) 8.70%
2 years (2020-07-02) 13.31%
3 years (2019-07-05) 19.67%
5 years (2017-07-03) 59.38%

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 shares 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 shares 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 3.4174. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Xcel Energy's EBITDA

Xcel Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.5 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 $13.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.81%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.36%
Return on equity TTM 10.61%
Profit margin 11.84%
Book value $28.89
Market capitalisation $39.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Xcel Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.21% of net profits

Recently Xcel Energy has paid out, on average, around 63.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.68% 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 2.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Xcel Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.86 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 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Xcel Energy's shares ever split?

Xcel Energy's shares 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Xcel Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Xcel Energy's share price.

Xcel Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xcel Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.8874 up to $76.0838. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Xcel Energy's is 0.3335. This would suggest that Xcel Energy's shares 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.

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