Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Exelon

(

EXC

) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Exelon as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EXC has 11x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 5.61 mentions/day.
  • EXC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $216.3 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on EXC:

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar photovoltaic facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.3%. EXC has a PE ratio of 11. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Exelon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Exelon has been 8.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exelon has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. The stock has a beta of 0.48 and a short float of 2.1% with 2.31 days to cover. Shares are down 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Exelon as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EXC's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Electric Utilities industry average. The net income increased by 22.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $522.00 million to $638.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 56.30% to $2,479.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 24.11%.
  • EXELON CORP has improved earnings per share by 23.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EXELON CORP reported lower earnings of $1.87 versus $2.00 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.50 versus $1.87).

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