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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Xcel Energy (XEL) - Get Xcel Energy Inc. Report are declining 0.39% to $43.77 in midday trading Tuesday ahead of the company's 2016 second quarter earnings, due out before tomorrow's opening bell.

Analysts are modeling that earnings per share and revenue will increase slightly year-over-year.

Wall Street is expecting the Minneapolis-based utility holding company to post earnings of 40 cents per share on revenue of $2.53 billion.

During the same quarter last year, Xcel earned 39 cents per share on revenue of $2.52 billion.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of A+ on the stock.

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The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity.

The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that were evaluated.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: XEL

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