This is what analysts have to say about Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) after last week.

October 13, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 This is what analysts have to say about Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) after last week.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. 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.
M&R Management holds 734 shares. Willis Inv Counsel reported 0.19% stake. Bremer Trust National Association has 0.47% invested in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.06% invested in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Pinnacle holds 0% or 45 shares in its portfolio. Schroder Mgmt Grp Inc holds 73,170 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 28,830 are owned by Lmr Partners Ltd Liability Partnership. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag reported 1.14 million shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 5,275 shares. 347,110 are owned by Inverness Counsel Llc New York. Rampart Mngmt Com Ltd Liability Com owns 0.11% invested in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) for 6,586 shares. Nbt State Bank N A Ny holds 4,512 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested 0.02% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Sfmg Ltd Liability Co, Texas-based fund reported 7,600 shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.08% or 36,240 shares.

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. SunTrust maintained the shares of XEL in report on Monday, March 7 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Thursday, September 3. Mizuho maintained the shares of XEL in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48.0 target in Sunday, September 3 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) on Monday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, March 2 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 30 by Jefferies. 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 3.64 million 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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