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NYSE:NI) shares were trading lower by -0.87 percent ($-0.22) at $25.06 a piece in Tuesday's session.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 13 analysts - of 5 for Xcel Energy Inc. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 2,401 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $110,000 after acquiring an additional 477 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:XEL). Wealthfront stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 6,547,453 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $309,800,000 after buying an additional 710,989 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Xcel Energy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $68,008,000. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 5,789,794 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $265,634,000 after acquiring an additional 1,225,622 shares during the last quarter.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on XEL. Mizuho started coverage on shares of Xcel Energy in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by SunTrust on Monday, September 26. The Hennessy Advisors Inc holds 455,399 shares with $21.55M value, down from 465,399 last quarter. The target implies a 5.07% spike from where the shares are now trading. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $68 target in Wednesday, October 12 report. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Xcel Energy from $46.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Of the 14 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track NI 8 of them rate its stock a hold. Also, EVP Marvin E. Jr.

The industry-wide Asset Turnover is 0.28, while that of Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) is now 0.28.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) stock analysis is based on price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 48,424 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,404,735.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Intact Investment Management Inc sold 360,500 shares as Stantec Inc (STN)'s stock declined 16.73%. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.48, for a total transaction of $148,440.00. Stewart & Patten Co Llc owns 496,224 shares or 4.29% of their U.S. portfolio. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Assetmark Inc. now owns 2,191 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares during the period.

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Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) opened at $47.80 on Thursday. XEL's debt-to-equity ratio is 1.35 versus a D/E of 2.26 for D. The company has a market capitalization of $24,290.00, a P/E ratio of 20.53, a PEG ratio of 3.83 and a beta of 0.21.

To find out the technical position of PEGI, it holds price to book ratio of 2.07 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach.

Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.94 billion. Assetmark Inc. increased its holdings in Xcel Energy by 118.9% during the 3rd quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, down 6.67% or $0.03 from last year's $0.45 per share. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th will be issued a $0.36 dividend. XEL comes in with a P/S ratio of 2.14 that's greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (2.83) and its peers (3.52). The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 27th. Similarly, this stock's Cash/Share ratio now stands at 0.33, while the industry's as a whole is 15.59.

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