Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC purchased a new position in shares of Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 2,429 shares of the energy giant’s stock, valued at approximately $111,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA bought a new position in shares of Exelon in the fourth quarter valued at $27,000. Great Diamond Partners LLC bought a new position in Exelon during the fourth quarter worth $30,000. Ancora Advisors LLC bought a new position in Exelon during the fourth quarter worth $31,000. Citizens Financial Group Inc RI boosted its position in Exelon by 136.0% during the fourth quarter. Citizens Financial Group Inc RI now owns 715 shares of the energy giant’s stock worth $32,000 after purchasing an additional 412 shares during the period. Finally, McIlrath & Eck LLC bought a new position in Exelon during the fourth quarter worth $32,000. 78.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of EXC traded up $0.04 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.55. 8,991,653 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,334,994. Exelon Co. has a twelve month low of $29.28 and a twelve month high of $51.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The company has a market cap of $30.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.07, a PEG ratio of 4.50 and a beta of 0.26. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $43.57 and its 200 day simple moving average is $45.53.

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 11th. The energy giant reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $8.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.24 billion. Exelon had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 6.43%. Exelon’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Exelon Co. will post 3.14 earnings per share 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 paid a $0.3825 dividend. This represents a $1.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 19th. This is an increase from Exelon’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. Exelon’s payout ratio is 49.04%.

A number of research firms have commented on EXC. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of Exelon from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 13th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Exelon in a research report on Wednesday, February 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $56.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on shares of Exelon from $54.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 10th. Citigroup dropped their target price on Exelon from $50.00 to $49.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, January 27th. Finally, Vertical Research initiated coverage on Exelon in a report on Monday, February 24th. They set a “hold” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price 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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