Street Highjack By Active Movers: Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 0.49% to close at $35.02 with the total traded volume of 7.37 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over EXC performance. Out of the pool of analysts 14 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 14 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by none of analyst while none of analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.66 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.73. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $2.86 and for the one month was for $2.82 as compared to three months ago was for $2.75. Whereas, EXC received highest price target of 41.00 and low target of 31.00. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 38.13 as compared to current price of 35.02.

The firm has institutional ownership of 77.30%, while insider ownership included 0.20%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.03. EXC attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 with week’s performance of -2.12%.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) [Trend Analysis] surged reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.39% to trade at $49.05 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.10%. Finally, analysts shed their light over the SO price targets; maintaining price high target of 57.00 while at average the price target was 51.16 in contrast with the current price of 49.05. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 1 analyst recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 1 stands on similar situation; while 13 for the current month as compared to 15 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 overweight and 1 analyst gave Underweight and 5 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Hold.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.62 and price to cash ratio remained 17.94. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 11.40% and return on investment was 6.30% while its return on asset stayed at 2.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.86.

 

About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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