Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Price Target & Session Check

In recent action, Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has made a move of +2.07% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. They now have a $86.00 price objective on the utilities provider's stock. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company acquired 57,000 shares as Duke Energy Corp New (DUK)'s stock declined 1.86%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Duke Energy Corp from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating and lowered their target price for the company from $79.00 to $77.00 in a research report on Friday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Duke Energy Corp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, February 13th. Barclays PLC reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Duke Energy Corp in a research note on Sunday, February 19th. Analyst's mean target price for DUK is $81.33 while analysts mean recommendation is 3.10. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $86.00 target price on shares of Duke Energy Corp in a research report on Friday, March 17th.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 1 analysts said it's a Buy, 13 rated the stock as Hold, 2 analysts reported Underperform and 2 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $80.31.

BKD Wealth Advisors LLC reduced its position in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 0.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC.

Now the shares of California Resources Corporation (CRC) has the trading volume of 2.22 Million shares with the average trading volume of 2110 shares. A higher P/B ratio of Duke Energy Corporation is signposting that the investors have either overvalued it, or that its accountants have undervalued it. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. The utilities provider reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.81.

The ROA of Duke Energy Corporation is now valued at 1.70% indicating how profitable the company is in regards to its total assets. The business earned $5.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.86 billion. They expect $0.10 EPS, down 37.50% or $0.06 from last year's $0.16 per share.

Shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) traded up 2.68% on Thursday, reaching $78.84.

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Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday.

In other Duke Energy Corp news, EVP Lloyd M. Yates sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.93, for a total transaction of $1,638,600.00. John G Ullman & Associates Inc. now owns 119,938 shares of the company's stock worth $9,600,000 after buying an additional 21,650 shares during the last quarter. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.10, for a total transaction of $49,260.00. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.01, for a total value of $410,050.00. The number of shares now owned by investors are 864.57 mln. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In this case, shares are 38.12% higher from $2.47, the worst price in 52 weeks suffered on Jul. 06, 2016, and are keeping their losses at 28.22% for the past six months. Insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its position in Duke Energy Corp by 69.3% in the third quarter. LLC increased its position in Duke Energy Corp by 8.5% in the third quarter. Current price places the company's stock 5.44% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 2.41%, away from the 50-day average and also 0.45% away from 20-day average. Leavell Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Duke Energy Corp by 0.7% in the third quarter. The beta of the stock is recorded at 1.27 and the EPS of the stock remained 3.15.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of E. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. purchased a new stake in Duke Energy Corp during the third quarter worth $507,000. Asset Management One Co.

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