Media coverage about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy giant an impact score of 44.6990977768467 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Exelon Co. (EXC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Putting the Heat on Apache Corporation (APA), Exelon Corporation (EXC) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Reviewing Exelon (EXC) & SCANA (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- BGE Updates Filing to Provide Additional Federal Tax Reduction Benefits to Customers (finance.yahoo.com)
- These S&P 500 Utilities Offer the Highest Potential Upsides (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Exelon (NYSE EXC) traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $38.39. 4,867,731 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,414,178. Exelon has a one year low of $33.30 and a one year high of $42.67. The company has a market cap of $36,890.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.09 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 (NYSE:EXC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.01). Exelon had a net margin of 6.59% and a return on equity of 8.19%. The company had revenue of $8.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.91 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Exelon will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on EXC shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Exelon from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Exelon from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Exelon in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Exelon presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.53.
In other Exelon news, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.13, for a total transaction of $4,113,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 267,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,008,403.37. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.62, for a total transaction of $541,627.08. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 26,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,073,789.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,287,788 shares of company stock worth $51,778,749 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.
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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