How Analysts Feel About Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)?

May 16, 2018 - By David Engel

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation shares while 352 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 348 raised stakes. 389.71 million shares or 0.49% less from 391.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia accumulated 0.08% or 206,185 shares. Philadelphia has 0.6% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Exxonmobil Investment Management Tx has 111,285 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt reported 15,257 shares. Moreover, Wealthcare Cap Mgmt Lc has 0% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 114 shares. Guardian Management has invested 1.79% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Security Natl Trust Company stated it has 15,122 shares or 0.41% of all its holdings. Clinton Group holds 0.25% or 33,320 shares in its portfolio. Invest Mgmt Of Virginia Limited Com invested in 0.36% or 17,947 shares. Mechanics Bancorp Tru Department, California-based fund reported 31,540 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 216,324 shares. Signaturefd Limited Liability Company holds 6,910 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Bkd Wealth Llc holds 4,599 shares. Winch Advisory Serv Ltd Co has 0.02% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 485 shares. Wellington Mngmt Group Llp invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Duke Energy Corp had 31 analyst reports since December 4, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 12 report. The company was maintained on Monday, April 2 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 26 by SunTrust. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs downgraded Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Goldman Sachs has “Hold” rating and $88.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, December 11 by SunTrust. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, December 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 23 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, April 9. Below is a list of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) latest ratings and price target changes.

23/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $79 New Target: $81 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $81.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $83 New Target: $85 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $77 New Target: $78 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $83.0000 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell New Target: $78.0000 Downgrade
26/03/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
19/03/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.83% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $75.52. About 1.97M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $52.91 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 17.32 P/E ratio. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

More important recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Newsok.com which released: “Grid Assurance Announces Major US Utilities Sign on to Transmission Grid Resilience Solution” on May 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Court nixes key permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline; construction in question” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Duke Energy +1.4% after easy Q1 earnings beat” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

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