Trader-Turned-Informant Takes Big Stake In Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

    Frenzel Robert, EVP, CFO, subtracted 4,400 shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) from its portfolio at the rate of $58.60 per share valuing $257,845 on Jun 11. The insider left behind 51,471 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) was $59.45. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $59.66, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $59.88. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $59.09 and a 2nd Support Level at $58.74. Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) stock has lost -$0.35, or -0.59%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $1.67, or 2.89%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $2.80, or 4.94%. This year-to-date, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares have gained $10.18, or 20.66%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 514,673 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $30,633,336K. Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) generates $11,537 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,261 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 39.88%, a 3-Year Total Return of 38.74%, and a 5-year Total Return of 88.19%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 36.94%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.405 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.76%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.62.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) reported earnings of $0.61 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.62 per share, representing a -0.01 difference and 1.13% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.42 represented a 0 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.42 per share, which was a 0.48% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.54 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.55 and the low estimate was $0.53. In the year-ago quarter, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) generated per-share earnings of $0.52. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +3.85% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 8 purchases (26,085 shares in total) and 6 sale (72,439 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 35 insider buys amounting to 329,666 shares and 32 insider sales amounting to 321,693 shares. In the past full year, 38 insider purchases were made (involving 332,988 shares) and 46 insider sell-offs equivalent to 335,952 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) has a Current Ratio of 0.69, a Quick Ratio of 0.57 and a Cash Ratio of 0.05. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 141.11, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 58.53, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 36.12. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 129.30 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.63.