News stories about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy giant an impact score of 44.8260874452223 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
EXC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Exelon from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Exelon from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Exelon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Exelon in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on Exelon in a research note on Friday, December 15th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $36.00 price objective on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.53.
Shares of Exelon (EXC) traded down $0.62 during trading on Friday, hitting $37.97. The stock had a trading volume of 8,462,697 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,020,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $36,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.03, a PEG ratio of 3.07 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Exelon has a 12 month low of $33.30 and a 12 month high of $42.67.
Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.01). Exelon had a return on equity of 8.19% and a net margin of 6.59%. The company had revenue of $8.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.58 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Exelon will post 2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 567,070 shares of Exelon stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.12, for a total transaction of $22,750,848.40. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 746,986 shares in the company, valued at $29,969,078.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 379,337 shares of Exelon stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.05, for a total value of $15,192,446.85. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 746,986 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,916,789.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,287,788 shares of company stock worth $51,778,749 in the last quarter. 0.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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