Are Analysts Bullish about Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) after last week?

October 13, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 Are Analysts Bullish about Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) after last week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 32 investors sold Xcel Energy Inc shares while 170 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 362.20 million shares or 0.30% more from 361.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Rothschild Asset Management stated it has 0.77% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 0.2% or 36,808 shares in its portfolio. North Point Portfolio Managers Oh invested 0.04% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Fort Washington Inv Advisors Inc Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 5,600 shares. 4,942 were reported by South State. 436,116 were accumulated by Axa. Tdam Usa has invested 0.01% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Engy Income Prtn Ltd Llc has 741,599 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. Citigroup invested in 0% or 30,369 shares. Edgemoor Invest Advsr holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) for 51,798 shares. American Bancorp reported 579 shares. Scout reported 872,485 shares or 1.16% of all its holdings. Osborne Prns Cap Management accumulated 5,310 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Advisor Prtnrs Ltd Co reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). 6,429 are owned by Harbour Invest Management Ltd Liability Company.

Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Xcel Energy Inc. had 38 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, April 28. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 31. On Friday, September 8 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 26 by SunTrust. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. Jefferies maintained the shares of XEL in report on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating. On Sunday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Barclays Capital. Below is a list of Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $51 New Target: $53 Maintain
08/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
27/09/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Hold New Target: $46.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $46 New Target: $48 Maintain
03/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $45 New Target: $46 Maintain
31/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $48.61. About 3.64M shares traded or 31.41% up from the average. Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has risen 13.18% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Xcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The company has market cap of $24.68 billion. The Company’s activities include the activity of four utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas clients in eight states. It has a 21.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other.

Another recent and important Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Xcel Energy plans 300 MW wind farm in South Dakota” on September 28, 2017.

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