National Pension Service raised its stake in Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) by 8.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 636,325 shares of the energy giant’s stock after buying an additional 50,624 shares during the period. National Pension Service owned about 0.07% of Exelon Corp. worth $21,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. boosted its position in Exelon Corp. by 1.6% in the second quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. now owns 58,178 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $2,115,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its position in Exelon Corp. by 7.8% in the second quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 1,723,377 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $62,662,000 after buying an additional 125,312 shares in the last quarter. Foster & Motley Inc. boosted its position in Exelon Corp. by 6.1% in the second quarter. Foster & Motley Inc. now owns 31,826 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $1,157,000 after buying an additional 1,824 shares in the last quarter. GAM Holding AG boosted its position in Exelon Corp. by 71.9% in the second quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 258,458 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $9,398,000 after buying an additional 108,095 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teilinger Capital Ltd. acquired a new position in Exelon Corp. during the second quarter valued at $13,350,000. 73.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC)

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) traded down 2.44% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $32.84. The stock had a trading volume of 1,148,595 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $32.51 and a 200 day moving average of $34.26. The firm has a market cap of $30.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.62 and a beta of 0.21. Exelon Corp. has a 52-week low of $25.09 and a 52-week high of $37.70.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The energy giant reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $8.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.97 billion. Exelon Corp. had a return on equity of 8.81% and a net margin of 3.88%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Exelon Corp. will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.318 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 10th. This represents a $1.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.78%. Exelon Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 94.78%.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley upgraded Exelon Corp. from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $27.00 to $37.00 in a research note on Friday, November 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Barclays PLC lowered their target price on Exelon Corp. from $41.00 to $39.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price (down from $40.00) on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research note on Monday, October 10th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.92.

In other news, CEO Calvin Butler, Jr. sold 6,403 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $224,105.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 18,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $633,815. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Exelon Corp. Company Profile

Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company operates through nine segments consisting of Exelon Generation Company, LLC’s (Generation’s) six power marketing segments, including Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, New York, ERCOT and other regions; Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd); PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE).

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