The Case for and Against Exelon Corporation (EXC)

Exelon Corporation (EXC) is an interesting player in the Utilities space, with a focus on Diversified Utilities. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $37.44, down from yesterday’s close by -0.24%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Exelon Corporation (EXC) currently trades with a market capitalization of $36.08 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 6.45 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$102 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.88 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.17% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Exelon Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $42.67. It is now trading 5.23% off that level. The stock is trading $37.80 its 50-day moving average by 0.36%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $33.30.

In recent action, Exelon Corporation (EXC) has made a move of +0.73% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.64% with $963.04 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of EXC.

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