Companies in the Utilities sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Marathon Petroleum (MPC – Research Report) and Xcel Energy (XEL – Research Report).
Marathon Petroleum (MPC)
RBC Capital analyst T J Schultz maintained a Buy rating on Marathon Petroleum on February 1 and set a price target of $146.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $118.20.
According to TipRanks.com, Schultz is a top 25 analyst with an average return of
Currently, the analyst consensus on Marathon Petroleum is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $141.82, a 17.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 20, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $140.00 price target.
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Xcel Energy (XEL)
RBC Capital analyst Shelby Tucker maintained a Hold rating on Xcel Energy on February 1 and set a price target of $78.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $67.98.
According to TipRanks.com, Tucker is a top 100 analyst with an average return of
Xcel Energy has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $72.80, representing a 5.4% upside. In a report issued on January 23, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $68.00 price target.
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