Exelon (EXC) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media coverage about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the energy giant an impact score of 45.3403471489293 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 stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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EXC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of Exelon in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded Exelon to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday. JPMorgan Chase dropped their price objective on Exelon from $42.00 to $40.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on Exelon from $42.00 to $41.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Exelon presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.72.

EXC stock traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $38.59. 4,580,956 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,841,852. Exelon has a twelve month low of $33.30 and a twelve month high of $42.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. The company has a market cap of $36,999.23, a PE ratio of 14.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.16.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The energy giant reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.05). Exelon had a net margin of 11.53% and a return on equity of 8.35%. The company had revenue of $8.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.66 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Exelon will post 3.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Exelon news, CEO Calvin Butler, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.94, for a total transaction of $948,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 19,429 shares in the company, valued at $737,136.26. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.46% of the company’s stock.

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Exelon Company Profile

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. The company owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, wind, hydroelectric, and solar generating facilities. It also sells electricity to wholesale and retail customers; and sells natural gas, renewable energy, and other energy-related products and services.

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