Media stories about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the energy giant an impact score of 44.8260874452223 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Shares of Exelon (EXC) traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $38.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,095,182 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,920,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $36,890.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.22, a P/E/G ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.03. Exelon has a 1-year low of $33.30 and a 1-year high of $42.67.
Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $8.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.58 billion. Exelon had a return on equity of 8.19% and a net margin of 6.59%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.91 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Exelon will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.
EXC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Exelon from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Exelon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Exelon from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Exelon in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $40.53.
In other Exelon news, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 379,337 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.05, for a total value of $15,192,446.85. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 746,986 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $29,916,789.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 567,070 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.12, for a total value of $22,750,848.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 746,986 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,969,078.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 1,287,788 shares of company stock valued at $51,778,749. 0.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Exelon Company Profile
Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Generation), is engaged in the energy generation business. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), PECO Energy Company (PECO), Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Pepco Holdings LLC (PHI), Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL) and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE), is engaged in the energy delivery businesses.
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