Constellation Energy Group Inc. (CEG) shares plunged $17.23, a decline of over 35%, to close at $30.76 on 16th Sept (Tuesday) on investor concerns that banks would pull the utility’s credit lines, Reuters reported. The cost to insure Constellation’s long-term debt soared 60%, a record high, according to Markit Intraday
Barron's published an articles forecasting a 20 percent rise in CEG's profits in 2008. This is due to strong customer demand for energy fueling higher rates.
CEG's 2007 earnings were in line with management's guidance and reaffirmed earnings guidance for 2008 at $5.25 to $5.75 per share and expect to be in the middle to upper end of the range.