Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) touched its 52-Week High on Sep 14, 2016



Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $80.88. The stock traded with the volume of 5.58 Million in the last trading session. Duke Energy Corporation opened at $75.27 and closed by showing a decrease of -3.4%. The Bid price in the last session was $73.79 x 1000 and the Ask price was $74.58 x 1500. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Duke Energy Corporation has the Market Capitalization of 50.83 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $87.75 and 52-Week Low of $65.5 and it touched its 52-week high on Sep 14, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Dec 3, 2015.

Duke Energy Corporation reported its last Earnings on Nov 04 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $1.68/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $1.58/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.1/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 6.3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 16 – Feb 20 (Est.).

17 number of analysts also provided their insight on Duke Energy Corporation, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $80.88. They also projected Low Price Target as $69 while High Price Target is set at $88.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 1 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 2 reported it as Buy.17 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 1 say that this stock is a SELL.

Duke Energy Corporation annual Divided is 3.42 while it’s Dividend Yield is 4.64%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.56 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 15.86. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 2.19 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.26, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 8.23 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 0.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 2.3 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 7.1% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 4.9%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -2.24% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -4.19 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -5.66 percent.

A look at performance overview of Duke Energy Corporation depicts that Performance (Week) is -0.15 percent while Performance Month is -6.76%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -6.34% and Half Year Performance value stands at -4.52%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 13.08 percent. Duke Energy Corporation has its YTD performance of 7.81 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 8 Nov 2016 where Director Forsgren (John H Jr) did a transaction type “Buy” in which 1000 shares were traded at a price of $77.8. Another insider trade includes Director Skains (Thomas E) who also initiated a transaction in which 27680 shares were traded on 2 Oct 2016 as “Buy”. On 2 Oct 2016 Officer Yoho (Franklin H) traded 8064 shares as “Buy” at $79.09. Officer Currens (William E. Jr.) Gift 130 shares on 14 Aug 2016 at the price of $0.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm BofA/Merrill on 22-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Neutral to Underperform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 19-Feb-16, JP Morgan took an action “Downgrade” from Overweight to Neutral. On 2-Feb-16, the stock was Downgrade to Market Perform by Wells Fargo.