SunTrust Robinson Reiterated Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) As a Hold; They Now Have a TP Of $44.0

April 20, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 30 investors sold Xcel Energy Inc. shares while 174 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 367.42 million shares or 0.08% more from 367.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can stated it has 0.03% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Amer Century Cos reported 5.01M shares. Oakbrook Investments Lc holds 0.06% or 19,911 shares in its portfolio. Rice Hall James Associates Limited Liability Co has 4,871 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Welch Limited Liability Com invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Kbc Nv accumulated 44,418 shares. D E Shaw & reported 0.04% stake. Amp Capital Investors invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Cwm Ltd Co, a Nebraska-based fund reported 1,071 shares. Davenport And Communication Ltd Llc has 16,631 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt invested in 1,500 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). 11,942 were accumulated by Fdx. Country Tru National Bank & Trust invested in 350 shares. British Columbia Mgmt accumulated 444,770 shares.

Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) Rating Reaffirmed

The broker has just set a TP of $44.0 on Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) shares. This is -2.78 % from the last price. In a report made public on 26 December, SunTrust Robinson restate their Hold rating on shares of XEL.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 30 investors sold Xcel Energy Inc. shares while 174 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 367.42 million shares or 0.08% more from 367.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can stated it has 0.03% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Amer Century Cos reported 5.01M shares. Oakbrook Investments Lc holds 0.06% or 19,911 shares in its portfolio. Rice Hall James Associates Limited Liability Co has 4,871 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Welch Limited Liability Com invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Kbc Nv accumulated 44,418 shares. D E Shaw & reported 0.04% stake. Amp Capital Investors invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Cwm Ltd Co, a Nebraska-based fund reported 1,071 shares. Davenport And Communication Ltd Llc has 16,631 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt invested in 1,500 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). 11,942 were accumulated by Fdx. Country Tru National Bank & Trust invested in 350 shares. British Columbia Mgmt accumulated 444,770 shares.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Xcel Energy has $53.0 highest and $42.0 lowest target. $46.86’s average target is 3.54% above currents $45.26 stock price. Xcel Energy had 21 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by JP Morgan. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. As per Tuesday, December 26, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. SunTrust maintained the shares of XEL in report on Monday, March 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, February 5. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 16 report. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Tuesday, March 27, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, January 8.

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $45.26. About 1.25M shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has risen 0.76% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.52 earnings per share, up 10.64 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.47 per share. XEL’s profit will be $264.47 million for 21.76 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by Xcel Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.81 % EPS growth.

Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. The company has market cap of $23.02 billion. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other divisions. It has a 20.11 P/E ratio. The firm generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources.

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