News coverage about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy giant an impact score of 46.3661037330695 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Exelon Co. (EXC) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Korea Electric Power Purchases 235-MW California Solar Portfolio (power-eng.com)
- Tax Reforms to Benefit Southern Company’s (SO) Customers (zacks.com)
- Why Is Exelon (EXC) Up 1.9% Since Its Last Earnings Report? (finance.yahoo.com)
- 750 E. Pratt St. bounces back big time after Exelon’s exit (bizjournals.com)
Exelon (EXC) traded up $0.39 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.83. The stock had a trading volume of 5,325,230 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,192,975. Exelon has a twelve month low of $33.30 and a twelve month high of $42.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $36,360.00, a PE ratio of 9.59, a PEG ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.25.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were given a $0.345 dividend. This is a boost from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.65%. Exelon’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.03%.
Several research firms have recently commented on EXC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on Exelon from $42.00 to $40.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. UBS Group started coverage on shares of Exelon in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho upgraded shares of Exelon from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $36.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Exelon from $42.00 to $41.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $40.91.
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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