NASDAQ:XEL - Xcel Energy Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $71.50
  • Forecasted Upside: 7.91 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 5 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for XEL

Analyst Price Target is $71.50
▲ +7.91% 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 $71.50, with a high forecast of $76.00 and a low forecast of $63.00. The average price target represents a 7.91% upside from the last price of $66.26.

This chart shows the closing price for XEL for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 7 investment analysts is to hold stock in Xcel Energy. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 8 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 10 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 9 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 9 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 10 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
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  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
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  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
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  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

Latest Recommendations

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  • 1 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
10/26/2020Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellInitiated CoverageNeutral$76.00Low
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
12/2/2016BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$44.00 ➝ $42.00N/A
9/26/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$48.00N/A
9/26/2016SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetNeutral$41.00 ➝ $42.00N/A
9/19/2016UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$40.00N/A
9/12/2016SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetNeutral$41.00 ➝ $40.00N/A
9/8/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$49.00N/A
8/29/2016SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetNeutral$42.00 ➝ $41.00N/A
8/4/2016Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$42.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
(Data available from 6/24/2016 forward)
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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: $66.26
Low: $65.85
High: $66.43

50 Day Range

MA: $70.20
Low: $66.23
High: $72.59

52 Week Range

Now: $66.26
Low: $57.23
High: $76.44


1,582,058 shs

Average Volume

2,915,582 shs

Market Capitalization

$35.66 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: Argus, Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell, KeyCorp, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney Citigroup, TheStreet, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Xcel Energy?

6 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Xcel Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $71.50, suggesting a possible upside of 8.0%. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell has the highest price target set, predicting XEL will reach $76.00 in the next twelve months. Mizuho has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $63.00 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 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 1 buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in XEL, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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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