Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL): Analyzing Basic Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) have moved within the range of $38.22 to $52.22. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $51.26, which is 1.84% lower than its 52-week high.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.67%, and a 50-day SMA of 4.35%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $26.07 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Measuring Wall Street analysts’ average enthusiasm for a specific stock is critical when considering a potential investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) is Outperform.

Publicly-traded companies normally report earnings and revenue figures that are either above or below the average Wall Street projection. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) delivered a 6.00% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $3.02 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $3.21 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) delivered a 5.17% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.97 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.92 per share.

Ownership at Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

We can gain important insight by taking a look at institutional ownership, as detailed in public companies’ latest 13F filings. Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 74.44% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $19.37 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), there were 46 new positions totaling 2,236,813 shares of the company’s stock. There were 37 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 4,227,510 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Analyzing the average trade volume of a publicly-traded company’s stock – in the short, medium and long terms – is helpful for gaining insight into trading activity and general investor sentiment. Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) has had a 20-day average volume of 3,034,740 shares, with an average of 80% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,915,744 shares, with an average of 50% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 2,689,055 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.