Here’s how analysts see Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) after this past week.

May 16, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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.
Dnb Asset Management As accumulated 35,600 shares. Baystate Wealth owns 1,228 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Endurance Wealth Mgmt reported 0.05% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Texas Yale Cap Corporation reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Spirit Of America Mngmt Ny invested in 3,335 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Invsts Asset Mngmt Of Georgia Ga Adv has 5,056 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Fire Grp Inc, a Iowa-based fund reported 66,056 shares. Fdx Advsrs Inc stated it has 0.23% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale owns 528,484 shares or 0.36% of their US portfolio. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability owns 44,071 shares. Jones Financial Lllp reported 0.01% stake. Greenleaf owns 7,350 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Boyer Corporon Wealth Management Lc reported 48,648 shares stake. Korea Inv Corp holds 0.13% or 332,195 shares in its portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) reported 0.14% 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. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, March 28 to “Sell”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Thursday, March 8. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $83 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, March 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 4 by SunTrust. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, January 28 by SunTrust. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 16. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, April 23 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $91.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. 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 1.97 million 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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