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Shares of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.86.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) traded down 1.44% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $36.23. 2,118,388 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Exelon has a 52 week low of $26.45 and a 52 week high of $37.73. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.9 and a 200-day moving average of $31.80. The company has a market cap of $31.111 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.45. Exelon also was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 30th, there was short interest totalling 24,975,630 shares, a decrease of 14.9% from the May 15th total of 29,349,036 shares. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 8,845,467 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, April 30th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $7.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.31 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Exelon will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on EXC. Analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 17th. They now have a $42.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $36.11. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Exelon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 17th. They now have a $42.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $37.50. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is an energy provider and holding company for several energy businesses.

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