Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. It opened the day at $67.31 after a previous close of $67.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of $65.89 to a high of $67.51. The latest price was $66.1 (25 minute delay). Xcel Energy is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 11,273 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Xcel Energy's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $73.13, which is 3.16% up on its pre-crash value of $70.82 and 57.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $46.58.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Xcel Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $1,053.07.
|52-week range||$45.6808 - $75.9373|
|50-day moving average||$68.28|
|200-day moving average||$68.5023|
|Wall St. target price||$72.07|
|Dividend yield||$1.72 (2.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.809|
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|3 months (2020-10-16)||-9.61%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-0.44%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Xcel Energy shares trade at around 23x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.565. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4 billion (£2.9 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Xcel Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.97%|
|Market capitalisation||$34.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.6 million Xcel Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Xcel Energy's "short interest". This figure is 14.6% down from 4.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Xcel Energy shares can be evaluated.
Xcel Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Xcel Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Xcel Energy shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Xcel Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.21. In other words for every 100,000 Xcel Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1210 shares are currently held short.
However Xcel Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Xcel Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Xcel Energy shares (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 shares (for every 100,000 Xcel Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0067% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Xcel Energy shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Xcel Energy.
Find out more about how you can short Xcel Energy stock.
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.
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 01/01/2019) 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.).
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
|Total ESG score||32.88|
|Total ESG percentile||62.04|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 61.43% of net profits
Recently Xcel Energy has paid out, on average, around 61.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.66% 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 2.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Xcel Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.72 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 20 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Xcel Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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.
Over the last 12 months, Xcel Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.6808 up to $75.9373. 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 0.2378. This would suggest that Xcel Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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 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 founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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