Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Exelon (EXC)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Exelon (NYSE: EXC):

  • 2/9/2018 – Exelon was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “In a year, shares of the Exelon Corporation have gained against decline of the industry it belongs to. Its fourth-quarter earnings lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate but increased year over year. The improvement was due to rate increases and favorable weather. Exelon continues with its hedging program to manage market risks and protect the value of its generation. Strong cash flow generation capacity will help it lower debt levels and increase value of its shareholders. It is also expected to reap the benefits from its organic investment, acquisition and cost savings. However, Exelon is subject to the impact of commodity price volatility and price fluctuation in the wholesale markets. Stringent government regulation is also a cause of concern.”
  • 2/9/2018 – Exelon had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $45.00 to $40.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Exelon had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $42.00 to $41.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Exelon was given a new $42.00 price target on by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/2/2018 – Exelon was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “In the last 12 months, shares of the Exelon Corporation have gained higher than the industry it belongs to. Exelon is well positioned to benefit from rate revisions and strong operational performance across its business. Exelon continues with its hedging program to manage market risks and protect the value of its generation. Further, the company is gaining from the Pepco Holdings acquisition. It is also expected to reap the benefits from its organic investment, acquisition and cost savings. However, Exelon is subject to the impact of commodity price volatility, price fluctuation in the wholesale markets and unfavorable weather conditions. Stringent government regulation is also a cause of concern.”
  • 2/2/2018 – Exelon is now covered by analysts at UBS Group AG. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Exelon was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “In the last 12 months, shares of the Exelon Corporation have gained higher than the industry it belongs to. Exelon is well positioned to benefit from rate revisions and strong operational performance across its business. Exelon continues with its hedging program to manage market risks and protect the value of its generation. Further, the company is gaining from the Pepco Holdings acquisition. It is also expected to reap the benefits from its organic investment, acquisition and cost savings. However, Exelon is subject to the impact of commodity price volatility, price fluctuation in the wholesale markets and unfavorable weather conditions. Stringent government regulation is also a cause of concern.”
  • 1/24/2018 – Exelon was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “In the last 12 months, shares of the Exelon Corporation have gained higher than the industry it belongs to. Exelon is well positioned to benefit from rate revisions and strong operational performance across its business. Exelon continues with its hedging program to manage market risks and protect the value of its generation. Further, the company is gaining from the Pepco Holdings acquisition. It is also expected to reap the benefits from its organic investment, acquisition and cost savings. However, Exelon is subject to the impact of commodity price volatility, price fluctuation in the wholesale markets and unfavorable weather conditions. Stringent government regulation is also a cause of concern.”
  • 1/23/2018 – Exelon was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $36.00.
  • 12/15/2017 – Exelon is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. They set an “underperform” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) opened at $36.86 on Monday. Exelon Co. has a one year low of $33.30 and a one year 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 firm has a market cap of $35,570.98, a P/E ratio of 9.33, a PEG ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.23.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The energy giant reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by ($0.05). Exelon had a return on equity of 8.35% and a net margin of 11.53%. The firm had revenue of $8.38 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.66 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.44 EPS. Exelon’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Exelon Co. will post 3.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.345 per share. This is a boost from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. Exelon’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.16%.

In other Exelon news, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.62, for a total transaction of $541,627.08. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 26,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,073,789.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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