) pushed the Utilities sector lower today making it today's featured Utilities loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Exelon fell 30 cents (-0.8%) to $36.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.9 million shares of Exelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.75-$37.39 after having opened the day at $37.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.12. Other company's within the Utilities sector that declined today were:
), down 7.9%,
), down 5.8%,
), down 4.2%, and
), down 3.9%.
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Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the generation of electricity in the United States. It generates electricity from nuclear, fossil, hydro, and renewable energy sources. Exelon has a market cap of $32.07 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Exelon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Exelon as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.
- You can view the full Exelon Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 9.8%,
), up 4.1%, and
), up 3%, were all gainers within the utilities sector with
) being today's featured utilities sector winner.
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