What Are Analysts Suggestions On Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Marco Green
August 12, 2017

Also, Director E Marie Mckee sold 1,937 shares of Duke Energy Corp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. Forte Capital LLC ADV increased its stake in Duke Energy Corporation by 8.4% in the first quarter. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500. Vantage Investment Ptnrs Limited Liability Corp reported 119,710 shares stake. Brown Advisory reported 600,229 shares. The Mufg Americas Holdings Corp holds 78,342 shares with $6.08 million value, up from 74,160 last quarter. The stock declined 0.07% or $0.02 reaching $28.24 on the news. About 12,140 shares traded. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) has declined 37.47% since August 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 2.10% the S&P500. Therefore 18% are positive. The institutional investor held 326,476 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $25.34M, up from 302,058 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating by Miller Tabak given on Wednesday, September 9. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, March 7 by SunTrust. The other 6, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Duke Energy Corporation versus those who think you should sell it. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 10. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Duke Realty Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.

The Stock now has a consensus recommendation of 3.10. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 5.

Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The Company operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure; Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. Duke Energy Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 21.77 and Forward P/E ratio of 17.86. The Firm operates in the United States through its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. However its weekly volatility is 1.02% and monthly volatility is 0.91%.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. 132 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. 376.96 million shares or 0.31% less from 378.15 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

The collective rating of 3.1 for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) also leans strongly towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Research analysts expect Duke Energy Corp to earn $4.83 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $3.56 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 73.7%. Horan Capital Advsrs Ltd Company stated it has 0.21% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK).

Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) by 66.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Hanson Mcclain reported 0.01% stake. 8,958 are held by Prudential Public Limited.

Bp Wealth Management Llc decreased Duke Energy (DUK) stake by 12.68% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Arbor Advsr Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.34% or 8,228 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset holds 0.02% or 41,167 shares.

In other Duke Energy Corp news, Director Theodore F. Craver, Jr. bought 3,500 shares of Duke Energy Corp stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 0.81% and Monthly Volatility of 0.85%. Its up 0.24, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. Sold All: 31 Reduced: 100 Increased: 130 New Position: 43. John G Ullman And Assoc reported 87,631 shares.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. 40,100 were accumulated by Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins. Beacon Finance Group Inc reported 1.71% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK). Advsr Asset Management Incorporated owns 2,185 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Winfield Assoc has 0.88% invested in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM). The Oregon-based Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has invested 1.46% in the stock. The Connecticut-based Halsey Associate Ct has invested 0.27% in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM). Eton Park Cap Mngmt LP accumulated 2.31M shares. Gradient Invs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 31,127 shares or 0.49% of the stock.

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) had an increase of 0.75% in short interest. Cannell Peter B & holds 4,148 shares. Duke Realty had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of MC in report on Thursday, August 4 with "Neutral" rating. The stock has "Equalweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, July 19. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, November 22 to "Underperform". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of DRE in report on Friday, January 27 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Mizuho given on Monday, February 6.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $111,930 activity. Beta can be useful to gauge stock price volatility in relation to the broader market. 5,246 shares were sold by EITEL CHARLES R, worth $133,878 on Wednesday, February 22.

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