Exelon Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:EXC)

About Exelon Corporation

Exelon Corporation logoExelon 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). Its Generation segment consists of generation, physical delivery and marketing of power across geographical regions. Its ComEd segment consists of the purchase and retail sale of electricity and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers. Its PECO segment consists of the purchase and retail sale of electricity and the provision of electricity distribution and transmission services. Its BGE segment consists of the purchase and retail sale of electricity and natural gas, and the provision of electricity distribution and transmission and gas distribution services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: EXC
  • CUSIP: 30161N10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $35.98
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $35.49
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $34.13
  • 52-Week Range: $29.82 - $37.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.95
  • P/E Growth: 9.84
  • Market Cap: $33.91B
  • Outstanding Shares: 926,589,000
  • Beta: 0.26
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 3.59%
  • Return on Equity: 9.24%
  • Return on Assets: 2.23%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.17%
  • Current Ratio: 0.92%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.80%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.71)
Consensus Price Target: $37.88 (1.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/13/2017KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$41.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$38.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$39.00View Rating Details
1/4/2017RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$40.00View Rating Details
12/23/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$37.00 -> $39.50View Rating Details
12/2/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> NeutralView Rating Details
11/18/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$27.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$38.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$41.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
8/16/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetOverweight$41.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHold$37.00View Rating Details
3/24/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
3/14/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$35.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
3/7/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$39.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$34.00View Rating Details
1/11/2016Tudor PickeringUpgradeAccumulate -> BuyView Rating Details
11/17/2015ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$34.00View Rating Details
11/17/2015Howard WeilInitiated CoverageSector Perform$34.00View Rating Details
11/2/2015BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$33.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
9/25/2015GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
9/18/2015Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetBuy$36.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
8/31/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017        
2/8/2017Q4 2016$0.45$0.44$7.91 billion$8.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q3$0.78$0.91$7.97 billion$8.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.56$0.65$7.30 billion$6.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q1$0.68$0.68$7.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$0.41$0.38$5.74 billion$6.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$0.72$0.83$6.60 billion$7.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.51$0.59$5.88 billion$6.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.69$0.71$7.07 billion$8.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2015Q414$0.51$0.48$5.82 million$6.18 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.73$0.78$6.20 billion$6.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2$0.51$0.51$5.64 billion$6.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q1$0.69$0.62$6.31 billion$7.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.53$0.58$5.63 billion$6.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.66$0.78$6.20 billion$6.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.54$0.53$6.15 billion$6.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.70$6.20 billion$6.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.64$0.64$8.43 billion$6.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.72$0.77$7.99 billion$6.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.63$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$0.80$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.88$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$1.09$1.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.96$1.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$1.05$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.92$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.67 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.87 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.63$0.65$0.64
Q2 20162$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q3 20163$0.70$0.75$0.73
Q4 20163$0.41$0.45$0.43
Q1 20172$0.60$0.67$0.64
Q2 20172$0.63$0.67$0.65
Q3 20172$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q4 20172$0.45$0.52$0.49
Q1 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q2 20181$0.71$0.71$0.71
Q3 20181$0.99$0.99$0.99
Q4 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
Annual Dividend:$1.31
Dividend Yield:3.52%
Dividend Growth:-4.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:106.50% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
49.06% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
45.64% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/31/2017quarterly$0.333.7%2/13/20172/15/20173/10/2017
10/25/2016quarterly$0.323.82%11/10/201611/15/201612/9/2016
7/26/2016quarterly$0.323.48%8/11/20168/15/20169/9/2016
4/26/2016quarterly$0.323.6%5/11/20165/13/20166/10/2016
1/26/2016quarterly$0.314.42%2/10/20162/12/20163/10/2016
10/27/2015quarterly$0.314.34%11/10/201511/13/201512/10/2015
7/28/2015quarterly$0.313.98%8/12/20158/14/20159/10/2015
4/28/2015quarterly$0.313.67%5/13/20155/15/20156/10/2015
1/27/2015quarterly$0.313.35%2/11/20152/13/20153/10/2015
10/21/2014quarterly$0.313.56%11/12/201411/14/201412/10/2014
7/29/2014quarterly$0.314%8/13/20148/15/20149/10/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.313.37%5/14/20145/16/20146/10/2014
1/28/2014quarterly$0.314.4%2/12/20142/14/20143/10/2014
10/22/2013quarterly$0.314.43%11/13/201311/15/201312/10/2013
7/23/2013quarterly$0.313.98%8/13/20138/15/20139/10/2013
4/24/2013quarterly$0.313.33%5/13/20135/15/20136/10/2013
2/7/2013quarterly$0.536.76%2/14/20132/19/20133/8/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.83%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017Duane M DesparteSVPSell5,000$35.82$179,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Mayo A Shattuck IIIChairmanSell442,851$34.85$15,433,357.35View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Mayo A Shattuck IIIChairmanSell68,519$33.89$2,322,108.91View SEC Filing  
9/22/2016Calvin Butler JrCEOSell6,403$35.00$224,105.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Kenneth W CornewCEOSell30,000$36.47$1,094,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Mayo A Shattuck IIIChairmanSell327,000$35.30$11,543,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Calvin Butler JrCEOSell5,000$32.42$162,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Duane M DesparteSVPSell3,000$32.36$97,080.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Duane M DesparteSVPSell3,000$33.89$101,670.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014Duane DesparteSVPSell3,000$29.39$88,170.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2013Jonathan W ThayerCFOSell5,542$37.00$205,054.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012Nicholas DebenedictisDirectorBuy5,000$29.63$148,150.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

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What is Exelon Corporation's stock symbol?

Exelon Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EXC."

How often does Exelon Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Exelon Corporation?

Exelon Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.3275 per share on Friday, March 10th. This represents a $1.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th. This is a positive change from Exelon Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Where is Exelon Corporation's stock going? Where will Exelon Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Exelon Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect Exelon Corporation's stock price to reach $37.88 in the next twelve months.

When will Exelon Corporation announce their earnings?

Exelon Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 4th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Exelon Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Exelon Corporation stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Exelon Corporation’s earnings improved year over year, driven by regulatory rate hikes, favorable weather and the positive impact of lower nuclear outage days at the Generation segment. Further, the company is benefiting from the Pepco Holdings acquisition. At 2016 end, the company was serving higher number of customers than the previous year and sold a larger volume of electricity than the year-ago period. Time rate approval is also helping the company. Moreover, it continues with hedging program to manage market risks and protect against price fluctuations. Shares of the company have returned higher than the broader industry in the last 12 months. However, Exelon is subject to the impact of commodity price volatility and price fluctuation in the wholesale markets." (2/21/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "EXC hosted an analyst meeting on Wednesday, highlighting the strong 7-9% EPS growth from its regulated utilities driven by rate increases at PHI which should close the under-earning gap. Mgmt believes that the build-out of the regulated business and $8.2B of FCF from ExGen will help narrow the valuation gap that currently exists on the stock." (8/12/2016)

Who owns Exelon Corporation stock?

Exelon Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (6.06%), FMR LLC (5.01%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.74%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.65%), Putnam Investments LLC (0.55%) and Equity Investment Corp Acquisition Inc (0.41%). Company insiders that own Exelon Corporation stock include Calvin Butler Jr, Duane M Desparte, Kenneth W Cornew and Mayo A Shattuck III.

Who sold Exelon Corporation stock? Who is selling Exelon Corporation stock?

Exelon Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Systematic Financial Management LP, FMR LLC, Putnam Investments LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Janus Capital Management LLC and ING Groep NV. Company insiders that have sold Exelon Corporation stock in the last year include Calvin Butler Jr, Duane M Desparte, Kenneth W Cornew and Mayo A Shattuck III.

Who bought Exelon Corporation stock? Who is buying Exelon Corporation stock?

Exelon Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Equity Investment Corp Acquisition Inc, Energy Income Partners LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., FIL Ltd, AQR Capital Management LLC and Numeric Investors LLC.

How do I buy Exelon Corporation stock?

Shares of Exelon Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Exelon Corporation stock cost?

One share of Exelon Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.18.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) Chart for Friday, February, 24, 2017


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Earnings by Quarter for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)

Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff