Analysts’ Views on Xcel Energy ahead of 4Q16 Earnings
According to Wall Street analysts, Xcel Energy (XEL) has an expected upside of nearly 4.0% for the coming year. It has a price target of $42.63 compared to its current market price of $41.07 on January 20, 2017.
Of the 15 analysts tracking Xcel Energy, 12 have recommended a “hold,” and two have recommended a “strong buy.” One analyst has given the company a “buy” recommendation. None of the analysts recommended a “sell” as of January 20, 2017. As you can see in the graph below, the “sell” ratings have emerged as “hold” ratings in the last few months.
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According to Wall Street analysts, American Electric Power (AEP) has a median price target of $66.81, which implies an estimated upside of 5.0% in the next year. Duke Energy (DUK) has an estimated rise of just 3.0% through the next year and a mean price of $79.65 compared to its current market price of $77.50.
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