Natixis Advisors L.P. decreased its position in Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 89,009 shares of the energy giant’s stock after selling 3,906 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Exelon were worth $4,267,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Exelon by 3,771.2% during the 1st quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 30,195 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $1,514,000 after buying an additional 29,415 shares during the last quarter. First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown raised its position in shares of Exelon by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown now owns 11,890 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $570,000 after acquiring an additional 870 shares in the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Exelon during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $247,000. USS Investment Management Ltd raised its position in shares of Exelon by 247.6% during the 1st quarter. USS Investment Management Ltd now owns 878,381 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $44,020,000 after acquiring an additional 625,681 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Exelon by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 4,156,262 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $208,353,000 after acquiring an additional 70,124 shares in the last quarter. 79.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, EVP Kenneth W. Cornew sold 54,300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.82, for a total value of $2,705,226.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 97,813 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,873,043.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Calvin Butler, Jr. sold 31,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.59, for a total value of $1,475,290.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 40,331 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,919,352.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on EXC shares. KeyCorp started coverage on Exelon in a research report on Tuesday, June 4th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Exelon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 23rd. Mizuho increased their target price on Exelon from $47.00 to $49.50 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 16th. Goldman Sachs Group raised Exelon from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 6th. Finally, Barclays raised Exelon from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $54.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.82.

NYSE EXC traded down $0.68 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $47.20. The company had a trading volume of 224,580 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,241,673. Exelon Co. has a fifty-two week low of $42.19 and a fifty-two week high of $51.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $45.99 and a 200-day simple moving average of $48.48. The firm has a market cap of $46.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.52 and a beta of 0.26.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The energy giant reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.03). Exelon had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 6.43%. The business had revenue of $7.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.03 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Exelon Co. will post 3.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th were paid a $0.363 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.45 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.08%. Exelon’s payout ratio is 46.47%.

Exelon Company Profile

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns nuclear, fossil, wind, hydroelectric, and solar generating facilities. The company 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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