Make no mistake about it, this past week has been very volatile with 200 point swings in the DOW becoming almost a daily occurrence.
But, guess what?
The markets are practically unchanged from last Friday's close. In fact, the the DOW and S&P 500 are up 0.20% and 0.26% respectively as of the close of business Thursday. Only the NASDAQ is down for the week with a very minor loss of 0.13%. All that could change today as traders are faced with the decision of what to with their stocks. Fridays tend to be decision day for many traders when they ask themselves, "Do I want to be short this market for the weekend, or should I be on the sidelines"?
It is no secret that energy has been a big disappointment to many investors in 2015. I do not believe anyone predicted that crude oil would be so low during the month of August which is the peak travel month here in the US. That's all the more reason to see why these 3 energy-related stocks are doing what they're doing right now.
In today's video, I'm going to be analyzing each of these stocks and projecting what I think the upside targets will be in the near-term and longer-term.
The first stock I'm taking a look at is Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL)
Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility, and All Other segments. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydro, solar, biomass, oil and refuse, and wind energy sources.