NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Utilities, consumer defensive and communication services are the worst-performing sectors so far this year, according to Morningstar.
Utilities has a total return year-to-date of 3.74%. The consumer defensive sector has a total return of 4.75% so far this year and communication services' total return is 5.37%.
ExelonThis stock is down 8.7% year-to-date. Shares of Exelon reached a 52-week low on Jan. 25 of $38.57. The stock's 52-week high of $45.45 was set on Nov. 9. Exelon has an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 13.58; the average for conventional electricity companies is 20.17. For comparison, both Southern (SO) and Dominion Resources (D) have higher forward P/Es of 15.68 and 14.7, respectively. Thirteen of the 20 analysts who cover Exelon rated it hold; seven analysts gave the stock a buy rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Exelon a C+ grade and hold rating.