Let’s look at the key reasons that are pushing Xcel Energy, Inc. (XEL) to new highs

Xcel Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) on November 17, 2023, started off the session at the price of $61.01, plunging -0.23% from the previous trading day. During the day, the shares moved up to $61.01 and dropped to $60.34 before settling in for the closing price of $60.70. Within the past 52 weeks, XEL’s price has moved between $53.73 and $72.99.

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Over the past five-year period, the growth rate of yearbook sales for the company of the Utilities sector was 6.30%. The company achieved an average annual earnings per share of 5.95%. With a float of $550.97 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $551.82 million.

Considering the fact that the conglomerate employs 11982 people, you should pay attention to its efficiency factor. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +20.40, operating margin of +15.90, and the pretax margin is +10.47.

Xcel Energy, Inc. (XEL) Breakdown of a Key Holders of the stock

Observing investor behavior towards Utilities – Regulated Electric industry stocks is more important than anything else. The insider ownership of Xcel Energy, Inc. is 0.15%, while institutional ownership is 79.26%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on May 01, was worth 2,115,921. In this transaction EVP, Group President Utilitie of this company sold 30,000 shares at a rate of $70.53, taking the stock ownership to the 8,146 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Apr 28, when Company’s EVP, Chief Operations Officer sold 15,625 for $69.59, making the entire transaction worth $1,087,333. This insider now owns 6,498 shares in total.

Xcel Energy, Inc. (XEL) Recent Fiscal highlights

As on 9/29/2023, Multinational firm has announced its last quarter scores, in which it reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the period falling under the consensus outlook (set at $1.26) by -$0.03. This company achieved a net margin of +11.36 while generating a return on equity of 10.75. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.8 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 5.95% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 6.80% during the next five years compared to 7.07% growth over the previous five years of trading.

Xcel Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) Trading Performance Indicators

Xcel Energy, Inc. (XEL) is currently performing well based on its current performance indicators. A quick ratio of 0.73 was reported for the most recent quarter. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 2.25.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 3.16, a number that is poised to hit 0.84 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 3.58 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of Xcel Energy, Inc. (XEL)

Compared to the last year’s volume of 3.52 million, its volume of 3.79 million showed improvement in the last five days. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 72.68%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 1.13.

During the past 100 days, Xcel Energy, Inc.’s (XEL) raw stochastic average was set at 57.44%, which indicates a significant decrease from 62.56% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 21.43% in the past 14 days, which was higher than the 19.22% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $58.69, while its 200-day Moving Average is $63.17. Nevertheless, the first resistance level for the watch stands at $60.93 in the near term. At $61.31, the stock is likely to face the second major resistance level. The third major resistance level sits at $61.60. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $60.26, it is likely to go to the next support level at $59.97. Now, if the price goes above the second support level, the third support stands at $59.59.

Xcel Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) Key Stats

Market capitalization of the company is 33.42 billion based on 551,816K outstanding shares. Right now, sales total 15,310 M and income totals 1,736 M. The company made 3,662 M in profit during its latest quarter, and 656,000 K in sales during its previous quarter.


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