How Does Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Stack Up Right Now?

Mae Love
January 13, 2018

It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500. The hedge fund held 462,200 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $33.62 million, down from 530,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Duke Energy now has $56.87B valuation. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $82.20, up from yesterday's close by 0.32%. About 728,321 shares traded.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research raised Duke Energy from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Duke Energy had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 9.09%. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank.

In other Duke Energy news, EVP Lloyd M. Yates sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. RBC Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Sunday, October 1. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, January 19 to "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Sunday, July 23 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $85 target in Thursday, May 11 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, September 26 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson with "Neutral" on Monday, August 29. Duke Energy's payout ratio is 93.44%. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Duke Energy by 2,866.0% during the first quarter. DUK's profit will be $643.98M for 22.09 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period past year, the firm earned $1.68 earnings per share.

Whereas its latest closing price kept its distance from the SMA20 at 1.27% and 2.42% from SMA 50 while it was knocked up 7.39% from the simple moving average price of 200 days. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Duke Energy by 3.2% in the second quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.41. The utilities provider reported $1.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.03. Fulton Natl Bank Na holds 41,223 shares. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.57% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Credit Agricole S A has 0.07% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Vaughan David Invs Incorporated Il holds 0.02% or 5,490 shares. Can owned approximately 0.18% of Duke Energy worth $106,652,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 32,555 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $2,670,000 after buying an additional 2,138 shares in the last quarter.

Buckhead Capital Management Llc increased Chicago Bridge & Iron Co N V (NYSE:CBI) stake by 60,000 shares to 240,000 valued at $4.03 million in 2017Q3. Moreover, Triangle Secs Wealth Mngmt has 1.4% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

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Wynnefield Capital Inc holds 1.97% of its portfolio in Xerium Technologies, Inc. for 1.15 million shares. The stock increased 1.18% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $76.2. Fincl Bank Of America Corp De reported 9.46M shares. Investment Limited Liability Corporation reported 79,177 shares. Liberty Cap invested 0.09% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan invested in 0.22% or 14,733 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Toll Brothers had 75 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, October 16. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Buy" on Wednesday, September 28. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral". As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. (NYSE:AIG) on Wednesday, February 3 to "Market Perform" rating. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. The Florida-based Wilen Investment Management Corp. has invested 0.47% in the stock. Ascend Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.23% of its portfolio in ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF (NASDAQ:CASH). First Midwest State Bank Division reported 15,642 shares. Caxton Assoc Ltd Partnership reported 150,000 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee holds 0.22% or 7,250 shares. Viking Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 37,000 shares. Highland Cap holds 0.07% or 16,591 shares. Cohen And Steers holds 0.02% or 65,668 shares. Wetherby Asset holds 108,692 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $74.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,098,900.00. Virtus Inv Advisers reported 12,682 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Conning holds 18,421 shares.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $365,349 activity.

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