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) pushed the Utilities sector lower today making it today's featured Utilities laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Exelon fell 47 cents (-1.3%) to $37.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.2 million shares of Exelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.88-$37.50 after having opened the day at $37.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.48. Other companies within the Utilities sector that declined today were:
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Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and distribution business in the United States. Exelon has a market cap of $31.68 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Exelon a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Exelon as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
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