NASDAQ:XEL - Xcel Energy Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $72.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 7.29 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 2 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for XEL

Analyst Price Target is $72.00
▲ +7.29% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Xcel Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $72.00, with a high forecast of $76.00 and a low forecast of $65.00. The average price target represents a 7.29% upside from the last price of $67.11.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 7 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Xcel Energy. This rating has held steady since October 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/21/2021BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$68.00 ➝ $70.00High
11/2/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$64.00 ➝ $70.00Low
10/29/2021Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$67.00 ➝ $72.00Low
10/19/2021KeyCorpBoost Price 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 Price TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$69.00 ➝ $75.00Low
4/21/2021KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$71.00 ➝ $74.00Low
4/20/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
3/19/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$59.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
2/25/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $59.00Low
2/3/2021MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral$68.00 ➝ $63.00Medium
1/20/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$62.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
1/12/2021KeyCorpLower Price TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $71.00Low
12/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$67.00 ➝ $62.00Low
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$70.00 ➝ $82.00High
11/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$65.00 ➝ $67.00Medium
10/27/2020MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$68.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
10/26/2020Smith Barney CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$76.00Medium
10/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
10/19/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$74.00 ➝ $75.00High
8/25/2020ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
8/21/2020MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$61.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
7/21/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$66.00 ➝ $74.00Low
7/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$56.00 ➝ $59.00Low
6/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price TargetNeutral$53.00 ➝ $63.00Low
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$64.00 ➝ $61.00Low
4/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$62.00High
3/27/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$69.00 ➝ $64.00Medium
3/26/2020BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $54.00Low
3/16/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$75.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/13/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$70.00Medium
3/12/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $64.00High
2/19/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$68.00Low
1/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$70.00 ➝ $77.00Medium
1/31/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$70.00High
1/30/2020CfraBoost Price TargetSell$62.00 ➝ $64.00Low
1/17/2020KeyCorpLower Price TargetOverweight$73.00 ➝ $66.00Low
12/15/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$59.00Medium
10/21/2019KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$67.00 ➝ $73.00Low
10/10/2019MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$50.00 ➝ $64.00Low
9/30/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$62.00Low
9/6/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$60.00 ➝ $63.00Low
9/6/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $66.00Low
9/3/2019SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$63.00Low
8/16/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $60.00Low
8/13/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$64.00Low
6/19/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$64.00Medium
6/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$57.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
6/4/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$62.00Medium
5/23/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$64.00Medium
4/26/2019Wolfe ResearchSet Price TargetHold$57.00Low
11/19/2018BarclaysSet Price TargetOverweight ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $54.00Low
11/2/2018MizuhoDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$48.50 ➝ $47.00Medium
10/31/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $57.00Medium
9/21/2018Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$52.00 ➝ $50.00Low
9/11/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$49.00 ➝ $52.00Low
7/16/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$49.00 ➝ $46.00Low
4/16/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$48.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
3/28/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$46.00 ➝ $48.00Low
3/27/2018MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$44.00Medium
3/19/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$43.00Low
2/13/2018Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$48.00Low
2/12/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$43.00Low
2/8/2018Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$49.00 ➝ $47.00Low
2/5/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$43.00High
2/2/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$47.00Low
2/1/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$49.00Low
1/17/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$42.00Medium
12/26/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$44.00Low
12/13/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price 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
9/29/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingHold$46.00Low
9/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$46.00 ➝ $48.00Low
8/31/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$50.00Low
8/10/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 ➝ $46.00Low
7/28/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$46.00 ➝ $47.00Low
6/14/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00 ➝ $53.00Low
6/9/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$48.00Low
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$45.00 ➝ $46.00Low
4/27/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$46.00Low
4/23/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$44.00 ➝ $47.00Low
4/19/2017MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$44.00Low
4/11/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$44.00 ➝ $45.00Low
3/23/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$44.00 ➝ $46.00Low
3/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$45.00Low
2/6/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$44.00N/A
(Data available from 12/8/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.91 (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).

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Xcel Energy logo
Xcel Energy, Inc. operates as a holding company, which engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. It operates through the following three segments: Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility and All Others. The Regulated Electric Utility segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity primarily in portions of generates, transmits and distributes electricity in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. In addition, this segment includes sales for resale and provides wholesale transmission service to various entities in the United States. It also includes commodity trading operations. The Regulated Natural Gas Utility segment transports, stores, and distributes natural gas primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan and Colorado. The All Others segment engages in steam, appliance repair services, nonutility real estate activities, processing solid waste into refuse-derived fuel and investments in rental housing projects that qualify for low-income housing tax credits. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.
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Today's Range

Now: $67.11
Low: $65.92
High: $67.32

50 Day Range

MA: $64.35
Low: $62.44
High: $66.31

52 Week Range

Now: $67.11
Low: $57.23
High: $72.94


3,039,753 shs

Average Volume

2,955,437 shs

Market Capitalization

$36.15 billion

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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, KeyCorp, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., TheStreet, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Xcel Energy?

7 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Xcel Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $72.00, suggesting a possible upside of 9.0%. Barclays PLC has the highest price target set, predicting XEL will reach $76.00 in the next twelve months. Morgan Stanley has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $65.00 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 5 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