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Marco Green
October 19, 2017

There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $74. This number is calculated by dividing a company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by the company's enterprise value. Breton Hill Capital holds 1.74% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) or 111,842 shares. The total amount of shares outstanding is 701.40 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 61.38 billion. Wolfe Research downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Monday, February 22 report. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of DUK have appreciated - or. The stock had a trading volume of 1,670,440 shares. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) earned "Hold" rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, June 1. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc divested its ownership by selling 200 shares a decrease of 2.5%.

For this year, Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is performing 12.25%. The Bartlett & Co holds 347,264 shares with $29.03 million value, up from 335,344 last quarter. Duke Energy Corp now has $60.94B valuation. It opened the session with a $86.7 price tag, later ranging from $86.42 to $87.15, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. About 28,741 shares traded. The ROIC Quality of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is 6.783416. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price. Its up 0.10, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 42 investors sold DUK shares while 366 reduced holdings.

These funds have shifted positions in (DUK). 384.16 million shares or 0.66% more from 381.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Lmr Partners Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 11,413 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 50,316 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,338,245.52. Wasatch Advsrs holds 0.11% or 94,212 shares in its portfolio. Mai Cap Management has 6,698 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Seabridge Investment Ltd Com holds 266 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Whittier Communications Of Nevada reported 5,040 shares stake. Trustmark Bancorp Department has invested 0.12% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK).

The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $48.55.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) closed at $87.04 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly 12.14% since the beginning of this year. Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 1,667 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Company holds 100 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank owns 264,630 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Biondo Advisors Limited Liability Corporation holds 38,380 shares or 0.94% of its portfolio. Therefore 75% are positive. The ERP5 of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is 7455. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, November 9 by UBS. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 18 by Guggenheim. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Duke Energy Corporation from $87.00 to $89.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank maintained Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) rating on Friday, August 7.

Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) was a Hold - from a survey of 9 analysts. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, May 10. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 3,958 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $325,000 after acquiring an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. It also upped Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR) stake by 4,415 shares and now owns 15,718 shares. The ROIC 5 year average of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is 0.054337. They expect $1.62 earnings per share, down 3.57% or $0.06 from last year's $1.68 per share. DUK's profit will be $1.13 billion for 13.44 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. The company reels an EPS growth for the next year at 5.20%, displaying an EPS growth of -0.70% for the past five years and an EPS value of 2.65% for the following five years. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) has risen 56.74% since October 17, 2016 and is uptrending.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a well-known provider of technology solutions. The company has market cap of $845.23 million. Massachusetts Financial Services Co.

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