News coverage about Exelon (NYSE:EXC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exelon earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy giant an impact score of 45.6073564982916 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Exelon (NYSE EXC) opened at $36.86 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $36,280.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.10. Exelon has a 12 month low of $33.30 and a 12 month high of $42.67.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The energy giant reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $8.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.66 billion. Exelon had a return on equity of 8.35% and a net margin of 11.53%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.44 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Exelon will post 3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. This is a positive change from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Exelon’s payout ratio is 33.25%.

EXC has been the subject of several research reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on Exelon in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $43.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Exelon in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Exelon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Mizuho initiated coverage on Exelon in a research report on Friday, December 15th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Exelon from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.03.

In other Exelon news, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,334 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.62, for a total transaction of $541,627.08. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 26,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,073,789.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

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Exelon Company Profile

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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