A Look at Xcel Energy’s Total Returns



Total return: Xcel Energy

The chart below shows the total return given by Xcel Energy (XEL) compared to its peers. Xcel Energy increased its dividends from 5% annually to ~6.5% in 2016. Its expected 5% to 7% dividend growth in the next few years is a bit higher than the industry average (XLU).


Xcel Energy maintained its dividend payout ratio near 60% while it is targeting a 65% payout ratio in the next few years. This is in line with industry trends (FXU).

In the final article in this series, let’s have a look the price targets for Xcel Energy in the next year.

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