News stories about Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exelon Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy giant an impact score of 46.1640588434967 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Exelon Corporation (NYSE EXC) traded up 1.04% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.99. 3,853,849 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $37.24 and its 200 day moving average is $36.12. The company has a market capitalization of $36.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.09 and a beta of 0.27. Exelon Corporation has a 1-year low of $29.82 and a 1-year high of $38.78.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.02. Exelon Corporation had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 5.41%. The business had revenue of $7.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.88 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.65 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Exelon Corporation will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be issued a $0.3275 dividend. This represents a $1.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. Exelon Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 68.59%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Exelon Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Exelon Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of Exelon Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $36.00 to $43.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $44.00 price target (up from $43.00) on shares of Exelon Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Wolfe Research raised shares of Exelon Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.92.

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In other Exelon Corporation news, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,333 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.05, for a total value of $493,987.65. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,102 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,967,429.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 465,892 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.52, for a total value of $17,014,375.84. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 567,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,730,541.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 927,844 shares of company stock valued at $34,570,885 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

Exelon Corporation 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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