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Duke Energy Corp's (NYSE:DUK) Sentiment is 1.1

19 May 2017, 10:48 | Jan Cross

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They now have a United States dollars 81 price target on the stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sunbelt Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Duke Energy Corp during the fourth quarter valued at about $118,000.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is at 55.18. Liberty Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,950 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its stake in Duke Energy Corp by 115.6% in the third quarter. Ltd. now owns 1,190,863 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $92,469,000 after buying an additional 1,105,556 shares during the period. Finally, Physicians Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in Duke Energy Corp by 1.3% in the third quarter. The stock has earnings growth of 222.20% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -65.80% over the past five years. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 5,677 shares of the company's stock, valued at $466,081.70.

During the latest trading session Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) stock went up with a prior 52-week high of $85.81.During the session shares traded on below-average volume. The company had a trading volume of 942,869 shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.86, for a total transaction of $181,463.40. The stock's market capitalization is 58.27B, it has a 52-week low of 72.34 and a 52-week high of 87.75. This year company's Earnings per Share (EPS) growth is 10.00% and next year's estimated EPS growth is 11.03%. Country Club Co Na has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK). The business had revenue of $5.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.76 billion.

The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 5.82 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -1.9%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 2.55%.

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Duke Energy Corporation has a 50 day moving average of 82.59 and a 200 day moving average of 79.17. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 2.22 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 9.93 and sector's optimum level is 6.57. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be paid a $0.855 dividend.

Ratings analysis reveals 7% of Duke Energy's analysts are positive. Duke Energy Corp's payout ratio is now 82.61%.

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DUK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Duke Energy Corp will post $4.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. They set a "neutral" rating and a $81.00 price objective for the company. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.10. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Duke Energy Corp from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $81.19. Currens sold 600 shares of Duke Energy Corp stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 24th. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 4.34 million shares. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 37,790 shares of company stock valued at $3,097,173.

If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, DUK earned gross profit of 0, in 2015 0 gross profit, while in 2016 Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) produced 0 profit. Comparatively, Duke Energy Corporation posted earnings of $1.03 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

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