The shares of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Goldman in its latest research note that was published on April 10th, 2019. Goldman wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Exelon Corporation, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Wells Fargo advised investors in its research note published on April 2nd, 2019, to Outperform the EXC stock while also putting a $57 price target. The stock had earned Sell rating from Goldman when it published its report on January 4th, 2019. The stock was given Neutral rating by JP Morgan in its report released on October 9th, 2018. Citigroup was of a view that EXC is Neutral in its latest report on October 9th, 2018. SunTrust thinks that EXC is worth Hold rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on September 11th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 7 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 7 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $52.24. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 24.72% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 42.99.
The shares of the company dipped by -0.41% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $48.74 while ending the day at $48.77. During the trading session, a total of 4.49 million shares were traded which represents a 16.07% incline from the average session volume which is 5.35M shares. EXC had ended its last session trading at 48.97. Exelon Corporation currently has a market cap of $47.36B, while its P/E ratio stands at 20.30, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.32, with a beta of 0.37. Exelon Corporation debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.18, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.90. EXC 52-week low price stands at $39.10 while its 52-week high price is $51.03.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.87 earnings per share which is below the $0.87 predicted by most analysts. The Exelon Corporation generated $9,477.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $9,123.10 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.58 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 33.33%. Exelon Corporation has the potential to record 2.40 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at BofA/Merrill published a research note on January 30th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is now rated as Underperform. Wells Fargo also rated JNPR as Upgrade on April 2nd, 2019, with its price target of suggesting that JNPR could surge by 5.23% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $25.49/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.86% to reach $27.13/share. It started the day trading at $25.73 and traded between $25.28 and $25.71 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that JNPR’s 50-day SMA is 26.93 while its 200-day SMA stands at 27.64. The stock has a high of $30.80 for the year while the low is $24.82. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 15.95, while the P/B ratio is 1.84. At the moment, only of Juniper Networks, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.47M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 5.32 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -3.60%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -3.82% over the past 90 days while it lost -11.71% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Dodge Cox bought more JNPR shares, increasing its portfolio by +0.16% during the last quarter. This move now sees Dodge Cox purchasing 66,750 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 41,653,207 shares of JNPR, with a total valuation of $1,156,709,558. The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile bought more JNPR shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,060,189,841 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its JNPR portfolio by +2.11% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 390,247 shares in the last quarter and now controls 18,867,306 shares of the JNPR stock, with the valuation hitting $523,945,088.
Similarly, LSV Asset Management decreased its Juniper Networks, Inc. shares by -2.80% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -376,000 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 13,067,733 shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. which are valued at $362,890,945. In the same vein, First Trust Advisors LP increased its Juniper Networks, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 1,483,427 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 10,827,955 shares and is now valued at $300,692,310. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of Juniper Networks, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.