3. As of noon trading, Xcel Energy ( XEL) is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $27.63 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Xcel Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.45-$27.69 after having opened the day at $27.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.46.

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. Xcel Energy has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Xcel Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Xcel Energy Ratings Report now.

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