Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Up in 2017 Q4

May 11, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Sentiment for Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL)

Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) institutional sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 256 investment managers started new or increased holdings, while 204 decreased and sold their equity positions in Xcel Energy Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 367.42 million shares, up from 367.12 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Xcel Energy Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 30 Reduced: 174 Increased: 192 New Position: 64.

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 $23.05 billion. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other divisions. It has a 20.13 P/E ratio. The firm generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $45.3. About 317,723 shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has risen 0.76% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.79% the S&P500.

Bruce & Co. Inc. holds 5.02% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. for 481,600 shares. Stewart & Patten Co Llc owns 473,289 shares or 4.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc has 3.79% invested in the company for 350,457 shares. The Wisconsin-based National Investment Services Inc Wi has invested 2.51% in the stock. Alethea Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 22,388 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $3.76 million activity.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Xcel Energy’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Xcel Energy, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $42.0 while the high is $53. The stock’s average target of $47 is 3.75% above today’s ($45.3) share price. XEL was included in 20 notes of analysts from November 13, 2017. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4400 target in Monday, April 23 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of XEL in report on Monday, April 16 with “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) on Tuesday, February 13 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, March 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, March 5 with “Hold”. On Monday, April 2 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley.

More news for Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) were recently published by: Bizwest.com, which released: “Berthoud, Xcel Energy partner to promote development site” on May 08, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on CASI Pharmaceuticals, Energy Transfer Partners, Cypress …” and published on May 07, 2018 is yet another important article.

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