| Xcel Energy is a regulated electric and natural gas delivery company. Co.'s regulated electric utility segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico; includes sales for resale and wholesale commodity and trading operations; and provides wholesale transmission service. Co.'s regulated natural gas utility segment transports, stores and distributes natural gas primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan and Colorado. Co.'s other segment including steam revenue, appliance repair services, and non-utility real estate activities. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our XEL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute XEL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing XEL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing XEL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of XEL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
XEL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like XEL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching XEL by allowing them to research the XEL market cap history.