Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 4.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 842,019 shares of the energy giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 38,930 shares during the quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. owned 0.09% of Exelon worth $31,719,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Sandy Spring Bank increased its stake in Exelon by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 2,963 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 271 shares during the last quarter. Live Your Vision LLC increased its stake in Exelon by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Live Your Vision LLC now owns 2,977 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. increased its stake in Exelon by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. now owns 3,145 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its stake in Exelon by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 3,206 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AGF Investments Inc. bought a new position in Exelon in the 2nd quarter worth about $150,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.45% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Exelon Co. (EXC) traded up $0.24 during trading on Friday, hitting $41.05. The stock had a trading volume of 7,856,756 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,633,220. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The company has a market cap of $39,181.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.46, a PEG ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.30. Exelon Co. has a 12-month low of $33.30 and a 12-month high of $42.67.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy giant reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.01). Exelon had a net margin of 6.59% and a return on equity of 8.19%. The firm had revenue of $8.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.58 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.91 earnings per share. Exelon’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Exelon Co. will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a dividend of $0.3275 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.31 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.19%. Exelon’s payout ratio is 58.74%.

In related news, EVP Paymon Aliabadi sold 13,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 directly owns 26,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,073,789.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Kenneth W. Cornew sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.44, for a total value of $936,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 28,363 shares in the company, valued at $1,061,910.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,326,121 shares of company stock worth $53,225,536. 0.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of Exelon in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Exelon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. 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 objective on the stock. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Exelon in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on Exelon from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Exelon presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.64.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Exelon (NYSE:EXC)

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