Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $28.99 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%. The average volume for Xcel Energy has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Xcel Energy has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.69. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Xcel Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Xcel Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Xcel Energy Ratings Report now.
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