Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ: XEL] gained by 1.23% on the last trading session, reaching $61.53 price per share at the time. Xcel Energy Inc. represents 516.00M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $31.75B with the latest information.

The Xcel Energy Inc. traded at the price of $61.53 with 3.66 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of XEL shares recorded 3.08M.

Xcel Energy Inc. [NASDAQ:XEL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in December. On average, stock market experts give XEL an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 46.01 to 62.03. This is compared to its latest closing price of $60.78.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] is sitting at 2.57. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.53.

For the quarter ending in Jun-19 Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] generated $2.58 billion in sales. That’s 3.30% lower than the average estimate of $2.66 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Thu 24 Oct (In 70 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] sitting at +16.97 and its Gross Margin at +21.79, this company’s Net Margin is now 10.80%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.89, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.10%. Its Return on Equity is 10.65, and its Return on Assets is 2.72. These metrics suggest that this Xcel Energy Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 141.11. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 58.53, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 36.12. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 129.30, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.63.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 13.13 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.64. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.20, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.41. Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.07, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 8.06 and P/E Ratio of 25.11. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] earns $1,043,466 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 7.26 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.25. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.57 and its Current Ratio is 0.69. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] has 516.00M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $31.75B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 46.01 to 62.03. At its current price, it has moved down by -0.81% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 33.73% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.16, which indicates that it is 1.50% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 55.91. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. [XEL], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.