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How to Buy Xcel Energy Stock

Xcel Energy Inc

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.

Xcel Energy stock last closed at $67.98, down 2.27% from the previous day, and has decreased 2.14% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Utilities - Regulated Electric industry by 0 percentage points. Xcel Energy stock is currently +19.49% from its 52-week low of $56.89, and -12.46% from its 52-week high of $77.66.

There are currently 547.25M XEL shares outstanding. The market capitalization of XEL is $37.20B. In the last 24 hours, 2.93M XEL shares were traded.

How to Buy Xcel Energy Stock

Wondering how to invest in Xcel Energy stock? Here's how.
  1. Choose where to buy Xcel Energy stock: You need to decide on a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've tried dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you determine where to buy Xcel Energy stock.
  2. Create your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% fee trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've found.
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account: Pick your method of payment and add your info.
  4. Analyze Xcel Energy stock: The Xcel Energy ticker symbol is XEL. Is Xcel Energy stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of XEL? How do XEL's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Xcel Energy is a good buy? Why has XEL's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market research tools can help you evaluate if XEL is a good stock to buy).
  5. Execute your XEL purchase: Decide if you will purchase XEL shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy XEL shares at a specific price.
  6. Get notifications regarding your XEL position: Create a watchlist to watch your investment in Xcel Energy stock.

Step 1: Choose where to buy Xcel Energy stock

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Step 4: Analyze Xcel Energy stock

After you have decided on the best place to buy Xcel Energy stock, it's crucial to analyze their stock before you buy, so you actually wrap your head around the risk and upside.

Xcel Energy stock data

XEL Price
$67.98
1w %
-0.66%
1y %
-2.14%
5y %
55.81%
P/E
22.14x
P/B
2.27x
P/S
2.55x
PEG
3x
Revenue
$14.61B
Earnings
$1.67B
Fore. Rev. Growth
1.56%
Fore. Earn. Growth
7.39%
Market Cap
$37.20B
Next Earnings
N/A
Next Dividend
N/A

Xcel Energy Overview

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on XEL's stock page.

How is XEL stock valued?

Analysts use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge XEL's fair value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • XEL may be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 22.14x, relative to Utilities - Regulated Electric industry P/E ratio of 23.57x
  • XEL may be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 2.27x, relative to Utilities - Regulated Electric industry P/B ratio of 1.7x
  • XEL could be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 3x

You can do additional valuation research on XEL's stock here.

XEL Financial Summary

Passed Health Checks:

  • XEL has $573.00M in cash and short term investments. This is sufficient to cover its annual cash burn of $760.00M.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the XEL balance sheet.
  • Total XEL debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.

Failed Health Checks:

  • XEL has cash burn of 760000000. It does not have enough cash and short-term investments to cover this.
  • XEL has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 2.66.
  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the XEL balance sheet.
  • XEL profit margin has gone down from 12.1% to 11.4% in the past year.

Is Xcel Energy stock a Buy, Hold, or Sell, according to analysts?

Out of 10 Wall Street analysts who monitor XEL, the consensus analyst rating on Xcel Energy is a Buy

Please note that analyst ratings are not stock recommendations, nor are they financial advice.

Latest XEL Analyst Ratings

Neil Kalton, a top 9% analyst from Wells Fargo maintains XEL with a hold rating and lowers their XEL price target from $76.00 to $73.00, on Jan 27, 2023.

Stephen Byrd, a top 4% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains XEL with a hold rating and raises their XEL price target from $67.00 to $68.00, on Jan 23, 2023.

Sophie Karp, a top 19% analyst from KeyBanc maintains XEL with a strong buy rating and raises their XEL price target from $73.00 to $75.00, on Jan 17, 2023.

Nicholas Campanella, a top 25% analyst from Credit Suisse downgrades XEL to a hold rating and announces their XEL price target of $68.00, on Nov 21, 2022.

Steve Fleishman, a top 22% analyst from Wolfe Research upgrades XEL to a buy rating and announces their XEL price target of $69.00, on Oct 20, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Xcel Energy stock forecast page.

XEL Technicals

SMA10
68.62
SMA20
69.69
SMA50
69.89
SMA100
67.94
SMA200
70.38
MACD
-0.39
MACD Signal
-0.3
MACD Histogram
-0.09
RSI
42.05
Stochastic %K
40.1
Stochastic %D
38.1
StochRSI %K
54.77
StochRSI %D
48.47

Is XEL Growing Revenue?

Last year, XEL earnings were $1.67B. In the last five year, XEL's earnings have gone up by 5.58% per year. This was faster than the Utilities - Regulated Electric industry average of 5.06%.

Last year, XEL revenue was $14.61B. Over the last 5 year, XEL's revenue has gone up by 5.08% per year. This was faster than the Utilities - Regulated Electric industry average of 4.34%.

You can analyze XEL's earnings and revenue performance here.

Latest Insiders Trades at XEL

Over the past 12 months, executives and large shareholders at XEL have sold more shares than they have bought.

Frank P. Prager, SVP Strategy Security Ext. of XEL, was the latest XEL insider to sell. They sold $77,931.38 worth of XEL stock on Nov 16, 2022.

Learn more about who owns XEL shares here.

Does XEL provide a stable income stream?

Xcel Energy pays a dividend of 2.87%, compared to the Utilities - Regulated Electric industry's average dividend yield of 3.61%. If you owned $1,000 worth of XEL stock, you would have received $28.68 in the past year.

Xcel Energy dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Get more data about Xcel Energy dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Execute your XEL purchase

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best price on the market.
    Market orders are generally the easiest way to buy.
  • Limit order: A limit order lets you buy or sell a stock at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to ensure you're buying or selling at an exact dollar amount, use a limit order.

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Step 6: Get notifications regarding your XEL position

Now that you own some XEL shares, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your investment.

Put XEL on a watchlist to track the most important metrics related to your XEL stock.

XEL Feed

How to Buy Stock in Xcel Energy

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps to buy Xcel Energy stock:

  1. Choose where to buy Xcel Energy stock
  2. Create your brokerage account
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account
  4. Analyze Xcel Energy stock
  5. Execute your XEL purchase
  6. Get notifications regarding your XEL position

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NASDAQ: XEL
$67.98-1.58 (-2.27%)
Updated Feb 3, 2023
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NASDAQ: XEL
$67.98-1.58 (-2.27%)
Updated Feb 3, 2023
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Xcel Energy share?

As of Feb 3, 2023, it costs $67.98 to buy one share of Xcel Energy stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Xcel Energy stock?

According to 10 Wall Street analysts who monitor Xcel Energy, their consensus recommendation is to buy Xcel Energy stock.

What is the best way to buy Xcel Energy stock?

One way to place an order for Xcel Energy stock is with a brokerage account.
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