Sequent Asset Management LLC Purchases New Stake in Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)

Investment Centers Of America Inc sold 16,007 shares as Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)'s stock rose 9.17%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on XEL shares.

Xcel Energy Inc.is a public utility holding company. Company insiders own 0.22% of the company's stock. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,588,616 shares. Xcel Energy's dividend payout ratio is presently 63.44%. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500. Finally, Blackstart Capital LP acquired a new stake in Xcel Energy during the 1st quarter worth approximately $12,649,000. Atika Capital Management Llc sold 30,000 shares as Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (AERI)'s stock declined 8.47%. 51,119 are held by Advantus Capital Management. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 11,000. It has outperformed by 58.38% the S&P500. The option since executed brings Clark ownership to 8924 shares. Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.5 in 2017Q1. Mcdaniel, EVP, sold 11,900 with an average share price of $41.66 per share and the total transaction amounting to $495,754.00. 18 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 3,887 are owned by Amalgamated National Bank & Trust. 21,357 are held by Northstar Investment Advsr Ltd Company. Stonebridge Capital Advsrs reported 13,730 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Alps Advisors accumulated 31,934 shares. The Australia-based Commonwealth Bank Of Australia has invested 2.67% in the stock. Advisory Research invested in 0.01% or 19,427 shares. Lpl Ltd Liability holds 87,995 shares. Fmr Lc stated it has 305,034 shares or 0% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:BCRX). Geode Cap Management Ltd Llc holds 654,584 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 56,111 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 50,224 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt accumulated 119 shares. Orbimed Limited Liability Company reported 1.01% stake.

Analysts expect BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 14 analysts - of 5 for Xcel Energy Inc. The utilities provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. IL now owns 28,902 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $1,326,000 after acquiring an additional 1,343 shares during the last quarter.

Among 2 analysts covering H. Lundbeck AS (OTCMKTS:HLUYY), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be issued a $0.36 dividend. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Neutral" on Monday, March 7. The rating was upgraded by DNB Markets on Thursday, August 20 to "Buy". The rating was reinitiated by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, June 3 with "Buy". Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $46 target. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities with "Buy" on Friday, September 22. Ishares Tr (IEF) was raised too.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has a market cap of $24.44 billion and over the last 12 months, XEL has risen by 20.18%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. XEL's profit will be $477.34 million for 12.78 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality.

The current consensus rating on Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) is Hold (Score: 2.13) with a consensus target price of $48.13 per share, a potential 1.15% upside.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.68 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. "(XEL) Shares Sold by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company" was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. Sold All: 32 Reduced: 170 Increased: 187 New Position: 61. The investment managers in our partner's database now have: 362.20 million shares, up from 361.13 million shares in 2017Q1.

Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) traded up 0.08% during trading on Friday, reaching $47.30. Arizona State Retirement Sys accumulated 0.18% or 276,079 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability stated it has 894,461 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 232,364 shares.

According to Xcel Energy Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 73.49%. Exxonmobil Mgmt Inc Tx reported 97,490 shares stake. Meeder Asset reported 0% of its portfolio in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

On 2/22/2017 Xcel Energy announced a quarterly dividend of $0.36 3.35% with an ex dividend date of 3/13/2017 which will be payable on 4/20/2017. IL grew its position in Xcel Energy by 4.9% in the 2nd quarter. Xcel Energy Inc. had 37 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, October 6 report. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $4800 target. SunTrust maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Monday, October 19 report.

10/6/2017-Jefferies Group LLC Reiterated Rating of Hold. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Analysts await Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) to report earnings on October, 26. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 5.

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