Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Utilities Companies: Sempra Energy (SRE), Consolidated Edison (ED) and Exelon (EXC)

Companies in the Utilities sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Sempra Energy (SREResearch Report), Consolidated Edison (EDResearch Report) and Exelon (EXCResearch Report).

Sempra Energy (SRE)

Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd maintained a Hold rating on Sempra Energy today and set a price target of $160.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $159.42.

According to TipRanks.com, Byrd is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 8.8% and a 59.0% success rate. Byrd covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Nextera Energy Partners, American Electric Power, and Pinnacle West Capital.

Sempra Energy has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $170.88.

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Consolidated Edison (ED)

Morgan Stanley analyst David Arcaro maintained a Sell rating on Consolidated Edison today and set a price target of $79.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $94.30.

According to TipRanks.com, Arcaro is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -4.5% and a 36.9% success rate. Arcaro covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Constellation Energy Corporation, Public Service Enterprise, and Edison International.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Sell analyst consensus rating for Consolidated Edison with a $88.89 average price target, which is a -5.1% downside from current levels. In a report issued on January 17, KeyBanc also maintained a Sell rating on the stock with a $70.00 price target.

Exelon (EXC)

Credit Suisse analyst Nicholas Campanella maintained a Buy rating on Exelon today and set a price target of $46.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $42.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Campanella is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 54.1% success rate. Campanella covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as American Electric Power, Pinnacle West Capital, and Edison International.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Exelon with a $46.13 average price target, representing a 9.6% upside. In a report issued on January 9, Mizuho Securities also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $46.00 price target.

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