Capital International Investors lifted its holdings in Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 43.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,629,964 shares of the energy giant’s stock after buying an additional 7,798,866 shares during the period. Capital International Investors’ holdings in Exelon were worth $1,168,470,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in EXC. Haverford Trust Co. increased its stake in Exelon by 3.0% during the 4th quarter. Haverford Trust Co. now owns 8,260 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $377,000 after purchasing an additional 243 shares in the last quarter. Adirondack Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of Exelon by 17.2% during the 4th quarter. Adirondack Trust Co. now owns 1,775 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $85,000 after buying an additional 260 shares during the last quarter. Occidental Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Exelon by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Occidental Asset Management LLC now owns 20,566 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $938,000 after buying an additional 266 shares during the last quarter. Allworth Financial LP boosted its stake in shares of Exelon by 11.3% during the 4th quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 2,776 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 281 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Focused Wealth Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Exelon by 21.6% during the 4th quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 1,599 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $73,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.99% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:EXC traded up $1.51 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $36.06. The company had a trading volume of 1,951,715 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,334,994. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 0.90. Exelon Co. has a 1-year low of $29.28 and a 1-year high of $51.18. The firm has a market cap of $30.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.50 and a beta of 0.26. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $43.57 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $45.53.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 11th. The energy giant reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.10. Exelon had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 6.43%. The business had revenue of $8.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.24 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.58 EPS. Exelon’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Exelon Co. will post 3.14 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 20th were given a $0.3825 dividend. This is a positive change from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 19th. This represents a $1.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.24%. Exelon’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.04%.

EXC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Vertical Research initiated coverage on Exelon in a research note on Monday, February 24th. They set a “hold” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on Exelon from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Argus decreased their target price on Exelon from $50.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 19th. Citigroup decreased their target price on Exelon from $50.00 to $49.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on Exelon in a research note on Wednesday, February 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $56.00 target price for the company. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.23.

Exelon Profile

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns nuclear, fossil, wind, hydroelectric, and solar generating facilities. The company also sells electricity to wholesale and retail customers; and sells natural gas, renewable energy, and other energy-related products and services.

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