Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $36.68 and last traded at $36.51, with a volume of 2,975,422 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.40.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Exelon Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $36.00) on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $37.00 target price (up previously from $34.70) on shares of Exelon Corp. in a research report on Monday, April 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.54.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $34.87 and its 200-day moving average is $33.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.91.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 6th. The energy giant reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.68. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.71 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Exelon Corp. will post $2.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 327,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.30, for a total value of $11,543,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 760,938 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $26,861,111.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Other hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exelon Corp. by 9.0% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 57,627,572 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $1,600,318,000 after buying an additional 4,746,984 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Exelon Corp. by 81.6% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,420,688 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $178,304,000 after buying an additional 2,884,175 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exelon Corp. by 163.3% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,970,321 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $82,485,000 after buying an additional 1,842,226 shares during the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its stake in shares of Exelon Corp. by 25.9% in the fourth quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 4,146,174 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $115,140,000 after buying an additional 853,309 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Exelon Corp. by 40.5% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,417,115 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $39,355,000 after buying an additional 408,240 shares during the last quarter.

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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