How to buy Exelon Corporation shares

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Exelon Corporation (EXC) is a leading utilities-diversified business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$46.66 after a previous close of US$46.71. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD46.455 to a high of USD46.92. The latest price was USD46.91 (25 minute delay). Exelon Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Exelon Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Exelon Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EXC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Exelon Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$45.6, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Exelon Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Exelon Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Exelon Corporation share price

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Exelon Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$46.66
HighUS$46.92
LowUS$46.455
CloseUS$46.91
Previous closeUS$46.71
Change US$0.2
Change % 0.4282%
Volume 4,584,284
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$33.0412 - US$46.96
50-day moving average US$45.0457
200-day moving average US$43.081
Target priceUS$49.77
PE ratio 41.9595
Dividend yield US$1.532 (3.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.11

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Is it a good time to buy Exelon Corporation stock?

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Exelon Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $46.91

1 month (2021-05-13) 5.63%
3 months (2021-03-12) 10.14%
6 months (2020-12-11) 13.89%
1 year (2020-06-12) 23.74%
2 years (2019-06-13) -6.50%
3 years (2018-06-13) 15.77%
5 years (2016-06-13) 36.37%

Is Exelon Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Exelon Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Exelon Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Exelon Corporation's P/E ratio

Exelon Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Exelon Corporation shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Exelon Corporation's PEG ratio

Exelon Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.5294. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Exelon Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Exelon Corporation's EBITDA

Exelon Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$8.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Exelon Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Exelon Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$34.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.49%
Gross profit TTM US$10 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.76%
Return on equity TTM 3.81%
Profit margin 3.2%
Book value 32.763
Market capitalisation US$45.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Exelon Corporation shares

There are currently 13.4 million Exelon Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Exelon Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.5% up from 12.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Exelon Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Exelon Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Exelon Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Exelon Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Exelon Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 6.4 million). Exelon Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.1. In other words for every 100,000 Exelon Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2100 shares are currently held short.

However Exelon Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Exelon Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Exelon Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Exelon Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Exelon Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0137% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Exelon Corporation shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Exelon Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Exelon Corporation stock.

Exelon Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Exelon Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Exelon Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Exelon Corporation's overall score of 27.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Exelon Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Exelon Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.25/100

Exelon Corporation's environmental score of 12.25 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Exelon Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Exelon Corporation's social score

Social score: 11.86/100

Exelon Corporation's social score of 11.86 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Exelon Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Exelon Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.03/100

Exelon Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Exelon Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Exelon Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Exelon Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Exelon Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Exelon Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.65
Total ESG percentile 38.88
Environmental score 12.25
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 11.86
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.03
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Exelon Corporation share dividends

67%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.81% of net profits

Recently Exelon Corporation has paid out, on average, around 66.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Exelon Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Exelon Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.532 per share.

Exelon Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Exelon Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Exelon Corporation's shares ever split?

Exelon Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 May 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Exelon Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Exelon Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Exelon Corporation's share price.

Exelon Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Exelon Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$33.0412 up to US$46.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Exelon Corporation's is 0.4321. This would suggest that Exelon Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Exelon Corporation overview

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation, delivery, and marketing businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns nuclear, fossil, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and solar generating facilities. The company also sells electricity to wholesale and retail customers; and sells natural gas, renewable energy, and other energy-related products and services. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity and natural gas; and transmission and distribution of electricity, and distribution of natural gas to retail customers. Further, the company offers support services, including legal, human resources, information technology, financial, supply management, accounting, engineering, customer operations, distribution and transmission planning, asset management, system operations, and power procurement services. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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