Traders sold shares of Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $13.34 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $27.29 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.95 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Exelon Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Exelon Corp. traded up $0.27 for the day and closed at $36.86

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Exelon Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Deutsche Bank AG cut Exelon Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $34.00 to $36.00 in a report on Monday, April 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective (up previously from $34.70) on shares of Exelon Corp. in a report on Monday, April 11th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (up previously from $36.00) on shares of Exelon Corp. in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Exelon Corp. in a report on Tuesday, May 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Exelon Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.85.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.74. The stock has a market cap of $33.98 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.11.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 6th. The energy giant reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Exelon Corp. will post $2.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.318 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. This represents a $1.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%.

In related news, Chairman Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 327,000 shares of Exelon Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.30, for a total transaction of $11,543,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 760,938 shares in the company, valued at approximately $26,861,111.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Kenneth W. Cornew sold 30,000 shares of Exelon Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.47, for a total transaction of $1,094,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 32,844 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,197,820.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in Exelon Corp. by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 93,630 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $2,600,000 after buying an additional 2,007 shares during the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in Exelon Corp. by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 542,098 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $15,054,000 after buying an additional 2,571 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in Exelon Corp. by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 60,080 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $1,668,000 after buying an additional 4,721 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Exelon Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 101,821 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $2,828,000 after buying an additional 6,032 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its stake in Exelon Corp. by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 115,236 shares of the energy giant’s stock valued at $3,200,000 after buying an additional 7,310 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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