Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. Raises Holdings in Duke Energy Corp (DUK)

Marco Green
January 19, 2018

Alethea Capital Management Llc sold 5,000 shares as the company's stock rose 6.39% with the market. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 6.56 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Rpc Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.34 billion market cap company.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)[Trend Analysis] shares price inched down -0.01% during latest trading session. About 1.91 million shares traded.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) shares were trading lower by -0.7 percent ($-0.55) at $77.67 a piece in Tuesday's session. It has outperformed by 164.19% the S&P500.

Alethea Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 568,588 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $80.75 million, down from 584,504 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rare Infrastructure Ltd who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $54.89B market cap company. 1,954,531 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has risen 12.03% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Breton Hill Capital Ltd decreased Sanderson Farms Inc (NASDAQ:SAFM) stake by 2,582 shares to 12,977 valued at $2.10 million in 2017Q3. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $78.0 target. Therefore 92% are positive. Sodastream International had 15 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, May 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, July 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 22. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Duke Energy Corporation 13 of them rate its stock a hold. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $162.0 target. Susquehanna downgraded MEDNAX, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Underperform" on Tuesday, November 22.

Among 20 analysts covering Brocade Communications Systems Inc. Comerica Secs reported 6,238 shares. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, up 13.58% or $0.11 from last year's $0.81 per share. SYK's profit will be $729.77M for 20.39 P/E if the $1.95 EPS becomes a reality. The business's revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 58 investors sold ROST shares while 200 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. Stephens Ar stated it has 0% in RPC, Inc. North Star Asset Management reported 3,147 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Wms Prns Limited Liability holds 0.04% or 4,096 shares in its portfolio. Mechanics State Bank Tru Department reported 31,380 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Glenmede Trust Com Na invested in 0.04% or 113,517 shares. Prudential Public Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 339.45 million shares or 0.11% less from 339.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 568,573 are owned by Scout Investments. Aull & Monroe Inv Mngmt holds 2.68% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 61,978 shares. Invesco Limited has 627,546 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Johnson Fincl Grp Inc stated it has 21,749 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Fdx Advisors Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in RPC, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 358,600 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 5,130 shares. Moreover, Nomura Asset Mgmt has 0.38% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The returns on assets of firm also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 8.30%, the very positive ratio starts from +15% and very negative hits to -15%. Duke Energy had 66 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Howard Weil reduced their target price on shares of Duke Energy Corporation from $88.00 to $83.00 and set a "sector perform" rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 7th. (NASDAQ:ROST) earned "Hold" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, August 21. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, January 8 by Argus Research. The company was maintained on Monday, August 29 by Suntrust Robinson. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Guggenheim reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Duke Energy in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Barclays Capital.

The institutional investor owned 11,394 shares of the utilities provider's stock after purchasing an additional 1,357 shares during the quarter. When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 1.22% and weekly volatility of 1.36%. The original version of this story can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2018/01/19/duke-energy-corp-duk-shares-sold-by-cornerstone-capital-management-holdings-llc-3.html. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes.

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