Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 9.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 18,124 shares of the energy giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,496 shares during the period. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in Exelon were worth $772,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Landaas & Co. WI ADV purchased a new stake in Exelon during the 2nd quarter worth about $116,000. Pier 88 Investment Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Exelon by 401.6% during the 1st quarter. Pier 88 Investment Partners LLC now owns 3,160 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $123,000 after purchasing an additional 2,530 shares in the last quarter. Private Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in Exelon by 836.4% during the 1st quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 3,371 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $132,000 after purchasing an additional 3,011 shares in the last quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Exelon by 2,718.1% during the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 154,178 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $154,000 after purchasing an additional 148,707 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Credit Agricole S A purchased a new stake in Exelon during the 1st quarter worth about $195,000. 77.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE EXC opened at $44.26 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.19. Exelon Co. has a twelve month low of $35.57 and a twelve month high of $45.05.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $8.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.39 billion. Exelon had a return on equity of 9.48% and a net margin of 11.25%. The company’s revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 EPS. research analysts forecast that Exelon Co. will post 3.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.345 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.12%. Exelon’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.08%.

EXC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Exelon in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Exelon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Bank of America upped their target price on Exelon from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Exelon from $41.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Finally, Barclays initiated coverage on Exelon in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.69.

Exelon Co is an utilities company in the Electric Utilities industry.

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