Hot Stock Alert: Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)

Andrew Cummings
February 17, 2017

CMS Energy Corporation is comprised of insider ownership at 0.60% and institutional ownership of 91.50%.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) moved down -0.83% and closed its last trading session at $78.04. While PEG ratio ideally wants to be as low as possible, and it is 2.87. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in shares of Duke Energy Corp. during the third quarter valued at $149,000. The stock has risen almost 1 percent in the last 12 months. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. The firm owned 20,265 shares of the company's stock after selling 733 shares during the period.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 2 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 7, respectively. (NYSE:DUK) traded up 1.00% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $77.77.

The company said its bottom line dropped to $565 million, or $0.81 per share. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $77.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $78.38. The Stock now has the market capitalization of $52.9 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 19.32 and Weekly volatility of 1.19% and monthly volatility of 1.03% respectively.

Duke Energy Corporation Gross Margin percentage stands at 70.9% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 23.6 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is 12.3 Percent.

Vetr upgraded shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. The company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.29. Vanguard Group Inc owns $3.57 billion in Duke Energy Corporation, which represents roughly 6.58% of the company's market cap and approximately 11.96% of the institutional ownership. The companys revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. The company had revenue of $6821.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6700.93 million. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a $0.855 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 1st. Duke Energy Corporation's payout ratio is 82.61%.

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Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on CMS Energy Corp. They issued a neutral rating and a $81.00 target price for the company. 18 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Duke Energy Corporation might touch $86 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $79.78 and $69 respectively.

Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy) is an energy company.

11/07/2016 - Duke Energy Corporation had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Scotiabank. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

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