Xcel Energy Had Strong Total Returns in the Last 3 Years
Xcel Energy’s total returns
Xcel Energy (XEL) has outperformed peers in terms of total returns in the last three years. In the last three years, Xcel stock rose more than 50%, while the rest of the returns were from dividends.
Total returns are a more precise way to measure utilities’ (XLU) performance. Total returns consider stock appreciation and dividends paid during a particular period.
To learn more about Xcel Energy’s dividends, read Top to Bottom: Analyzing Xcel Energy’s Dividend Profile.
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In the last five years, Xcel Energy seemed to have underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) by a significant margin mainly due to a steeper rally in broader markets. During the same period, Xcel Energy outperformed the EEI Index (Edison Electric Institute).