• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $74.40
  • Forecasted Upside: 16.25 %
  • Number of Analysts: 10
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 2 Hold Ratings
  • 8 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$64.00
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Analyst Price Target for XEL

Analyst Price Target is $74.40
▲ +16.25% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 10 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Xcel Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $74.40, with a high forecast of $79.00 and a low forecast of $70.00. The average price target represents a 16.25% upside from the last price of $64.00.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 10 investment analysts is to buy stock in Xcel Energy. This rating has held steady since April 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
4/9/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
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7/8/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 0 sell ratings
10/6/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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1/4/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 7 buy ratings
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4/4/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
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7/3/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/1/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
10/1/2022

Latest Recommendations

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  • 8 buy ratings
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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/23/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$69.00 ➝ $74.00Low
7/21/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$64.00 ➝ $69.00Low
7/18/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$82.00 ➝ $78.00Low
6/30/2022UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$74.00 ➝ $71.00Low
6/9/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$77.00Low
5/23/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$75.00 ➝ $72.00Low
4/25/2022Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperformHigh
4/20/2022KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$78.00 ➝ $79.00Low
4/20/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$69.00 ➝ $75.00Low
4/7/2022KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$76.00 ➝ $78.00Low
1/25/2022Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$70.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
1/13/2022KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $76.00Low
1/10/2022MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$64.00 ➝ $72.00Low
11/21/2021BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$68.00 ➝ $70.00High
11/2/2021MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$64.00 ➝ $70.00Low
10/29/2021Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$67.00 ➝ $72.00Low
10/19/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$74.00 ➝ $75.00Low
10/19/2021Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$65.00Low
10/12/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$73.00 ➝ $76.00Medium
10/1/2021BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$75.00 ➝ $76.00Low
8/4/2021MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$69.00 ➝ $75.00Low
4/21/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$71.00 ➝ $74.00Low
4/20/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
3/19/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$59.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
2/25/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $59.00Low
2/3/2021MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral$68.00 ➝ $63.00Medium
1/20/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight$62.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
1/12/2021KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $71.00Low
12/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight$67.00 ➝ $62.00Low
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$70.00 ➝ $82.00High
11/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$65.00 ➝ $67.00Medium
10/27/2020MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$68.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
10/26/2020Smith Barney CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$76.00Medium
10/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
10/19/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$74.00 ➝ $75.00High
8/25/2020ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
8/21/2020MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$61.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
7/21/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$66.00 ➝ $74.00Low
7/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$56.00 ➝ $59.00Low
6/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$55.00 ➝ $56.00Low
5/13/2020Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$61.00 ➝ $55.00Low
4/24/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$70.00Medium
4/15/2020MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$53.00 ➝ $63.00Low
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$64.00 ➝ $61.00Low
4/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$62.00High
3/27/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight$69.00 ➝ $64.00Medium
3/26/2020BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $54.00Low
3/16/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$75.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/13/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$70.00Medium
3/12/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $64.00High
2/19/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$68.00Low
1/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$70.00 ➝ $77.00Medium
1/31/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$70.00High
1/30/2020CfraBoost TargetSell$62.00 ➝ $64.00Low
1/17/2020KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight$73.00 ➝ $66.00Low
12/15/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$59.00Medium
10/21/2019KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$67.00 ➝ $73.00Low
10/10/2019MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$50.00 ➝ $64.00Low
9/30/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$62.00Low
9/6/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$60.00 ➝ $63.00Low
9/6/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $66.00Low
9/3/2019SunTrust BanksSet TargetHold$63.00Low
8/16/2019Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $60.00Low
8/13/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$64.00Low
6/19/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$64.00Medium
6/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$57.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
6/4/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$62.00Medium
5/23/2019ArgusBoost TargetBuy$64.00Medium
4/26/2019Wolfe ResearchSet TargetHold$57.00Low
11/19/2018BarclaysSet TargetOverweight ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $54.00Low
11/2/2018MizuhoDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$48.50 ➝ $47.00Medium
10/31/2018ArgusBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $57.00Medium
9/21/2018Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$52.00 ➝ $50.00Low
9/11/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$49.00 ➝ $52.00Low
7/16/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$46.00 ➝ $49.00Low
7/10/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$53.00Medium
6/27/2018Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingNeutralLow
6/20/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$47.00Low
6/13/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$49.00 ➝ $46.00Low
4/16/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$48.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
3/28/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$46.00 ➝ $48.00Low
3/27/2018MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$44.00Medium
3/19/2018SunTrust BanksSet TargetHold$43.00Low
2/13/2018Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$48.00Low
2/12/2018SunTrust BanksSet TargetHold$43.00Low
2/8/2018Bank of AmericaLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$49.00 ➝ $47.00Low
2/5/2018SunTrust BanksSet TargetHold$43.00High
2/2/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$47.00Low
2/1/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$49.00Low
1/17/2018SunTrust BanksSet TargetHold$42.00Medium
12/26/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$44.00Low
12/13/2017Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$50.00 ➝ $53.00Medium
12/4/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$48.00Low
10/24/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$47.00N/A
10/24/2017Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy$53.00N/A
10/12/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$51.00 ➝ $53.00N/A
10/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$48.00N/A
10/6/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$50.00N/A
(Data available from 10/1/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.60 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 4 very positive mentions
  • 25 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
3/5/2022
  • 8 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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4/4/2022
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  • 2 negative mentions
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5/4/2022
  • 10 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
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6/3/2022
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7/3/2022
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8/2/2022
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9/1/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
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  • 1 negative mentions
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10/1/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 20 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
Xcel Energy logo
Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, oil, wood/refuse, and wind energy sources. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to retail customers, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas. In addition, the company develops and leases natural gas pipelines, and storage and compression facilities; and invests in rental housing projects, as well as procures equipment for the construction of renewable generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. The company sells electricity to approximately 3.7 million customers; and natural gas to approximately 2.1 million customers. Xcel Energy Inc. was incorporated in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Today's Range

Now: $64.00
Low: $63.84
High: $66.16

50 Day Range

MA: $74.25
Low: $64.00
High: $77.41

52 Week Range

Now: $64.00
Low: $61.61
High: $77.66

Volume

6,142,189 shs

Average Volume

3,174,586 shs

Market Capitalization

$35.01 billion

P/E Ratio

21.26

Dividend Yield

2.98%

Beta

0.34

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Xcel Energy?

The following equities research analysts have issued stock ratings on Xcel Energy in the last year: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Group AG, Evercore ISI, KeyCorp, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and UBS Group AG.
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What is the current price target for Xcel Energy?

10 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Xcel Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $74.40, suggesting a possible upside of 16.3%. KeyCorp has the highest price target set, predicting XEL will reach $79.00 in the next twelve months. BMO Capital Markets has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $70.00 for Xcel Energy in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Xcel Energy?

Xcel Energy currently has 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe XEL will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Xcel Energy.
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How do I contact Xcel Energy's investor relations team?

Xcel Energy's physical mailing address is 414 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN, 55401. The company's listed phone number is (612) 330-5500 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Xcel Energy is www.xcelenergy.com. Learn More about contacing Xcel Energy investor relations.