Media headlines about Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exelon Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy giant an impact score of 46.9772436752096 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.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
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- Exelon : City of Cincinnati Selects Constellation as Natural Gas Supplier for Second Consecutive Term (4-traders.com)
- DC Government and Pepco, an Exelon Subsidiary, Partnering to Improve DC’s Energy Infrastructure (finance.yahoo.com)
- AES Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Price (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Exelon Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. upgraded Exelon Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $36.00 to $43.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Exelon Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has 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 company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.64.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE EXC) opened at $42.09 on Tuesday. Exelon Corporation has a 1-year low of $29.84 and a 1-year high of $42.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $39,651.63, a PE ratio of 16.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.31.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.01). Exelon Corporation had a net margin of 6.59% and a return on equity of 8.19%. The business had revenue of $8.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.58 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Exelon Corporation will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.3275 per share. This represents a $1.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Exelon Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.74%.
In other news, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,333 shares of Exelon Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.31, for a total transaction of $510,787.23. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 39,769 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,523,550.39. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Kenneth W. Cornew sold 25,000 shares of Exelon Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.44, for a total value of $936,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,363 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,061,910.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,312,787 shares of company stock worth $52,683,909 in the last quarter. 0.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Exelon Corporation 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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