Analyst Ratings for Exelon Corp. (EXC)Updated: 2017-07-28
An average rating of Overweight has been given to Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) by analysts covering the stock. EXC had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.
A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.
Several price targets were given for EXC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 44, implying potential capital gains of 14.72 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying a possible loss of -16.57 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -14.09 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.19 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.19 percent.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.
EXC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 27.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. EXC has a PEG ratio of 0.66.
EXC has traded between a high of 38.43 and a low of 29.82 over the past year. Today's price is 28.62 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.2 percent lower than its 52-week high. EXC has a P/E ratio of 18.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EXC value stock report compares EXC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $35.18 billion. EXC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.