Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ:XEL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give XEL an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 41.99 to 55.36. This is compared to its latest closing price of $54.71.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] is sitting at 2.60. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.60.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] generated $2.88 billion in sales. That’s 1.22% higher than the average estimate of $2.85 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 25 Apr (In 57 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] sitting at +17.03 and its Gross Margin at +21.85, this company’s Net Margin is now 10.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.93, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.10%. Its Return on Equity is 10.65.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 141.11. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is . Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 129.30, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.63.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 12.21 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.78. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.94, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.41.

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has 509.29M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $27.74B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 41.99 to 55.36. At its current price, it has moved by -1.61% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 29.72% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.20, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 68.15. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.