News coverage about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy giant an impact score of 45.8654776803682 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EXC. Mizuho raised shares of Exelon from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $36.00 to $40.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. KeyCorp decreased their price objective on shares of Exelon from $45.00 to $40.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. SunTrust Banks set a $42.00 price target on shares of Exelon and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Exelon from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.91.

Exelon (EXC) opened at $37.44 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 1.10. Exelon has a 12 month low of $33.30 and a 12 month high of $42.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $36,217.55, a PE ratio of 14.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.25.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The energy giant reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $8.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.66 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.44 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Exelon will post 3.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were issued a dividend of $0.345 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 14th. This is a positive change from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.69%. Exelon’s payout ratio is 34.94%.

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About Exelon

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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