Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) changes shares on Tuesday trading session, with a change of -1.47% or -$0.96 shares. The trading starts at $65.485 and closed at $65.15 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $63.96 and day high was $65.79 on Tuesday, June 23. After the session, the Utilities sector daily volume shifted to 2.08 million while its average volume is 3.54M. In other hand, the XEL market cap reached to $33.97B. While, its current target price is $64.19 according to WSJ.
Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 0.71% and up 6.33% for month. Its quarterly performance was 18.76% above, while its half year performance is up 0.06%. XEL yearly performance stood at positive 4.77% and rise 1.10% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Xcel Energy Inc. is 2.80.
Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. XEL EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.59. EPS for this year is 6.90%, while for the next year its value is 2.95. Sales growth for the current quarter is 4.14 while its EPS Q/Q reached -8.30%. It has an EPS of 5.40% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 6.00%.
Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on XEL for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 2 of 14 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 2 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 10 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 15 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 15, 1 rated it sell, 3 rated it as Buy and 11 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $56.00-$69.00. Average target price for XEL was reached at $63.73.
The insider ownership moved to 0.30% and institutional holding shifted to 79.00%.
The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.59. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 9 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.48, while 0.46 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for XEL published in the report was 0.36-0.54 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.46 which is lower than 0.56 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.
A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for XEL rise 0.87% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 1.36% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -0.83%. The moving average value for Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) is 63.98 and 62.73 for 200 and 50 days respectively.
Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in XEL stock. On Jun 02, FOWKE BENJAMIN G S III, Chairman and CEO, sold 104,796 trading shares at the cost of $65.84, which valued at 6.9 million. On Jun 01, Sheppard James J., Director, sold 2,484 shares at the cost of $64.95, with total shares of 0. On Mar 06, Prager Frank P, SVP, Strategy, Planning & Ext., bought 7,150 shares at the cost of 67.99. After this transaction, Prager Frank P total shares reached to 43,142 which valued at 0.49 million.