Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

October 13, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.05, from 0.9 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 32 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation shares while 397 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 320 raised stakes. 8.11 billion shares or 1912.68% more from 402.81 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Dupont Mngmt holds 0.07% or 39,644 shares. Fifth Third State Bank has 0.25% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 475,384 shares. Berkshire Asset Lc Pa invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). King Luther Capital Mngmt Corp has 0% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 7,004 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 36,000 shares. Jennison Assoc Limited Company invested in 0.05% or 599,030 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust reported 2,449 shares. Moreover, Rbo & Com Ltd Liability Com has 0.07% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 2,965 were reported by Papp L Roy Associates. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 933,908 shares. Heritage Wealth owns 0.12% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 4,012 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Ltd Co reported 55,378 shares. Eastern Fincl Bank reported 0.24% stake. Hightower Advsrs Llc has 0.17% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Alethea Cap Llc has invested 0.67% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Duke Energy had 15 analyst reports since April 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, April 16 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained the shares of DUK in report on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, September 17 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, June 13. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, July 20 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Sector Outperform” on Tuesday, July 24. Bank of America maintained the shares of DUK in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, September 21, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 11. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of DUK in report on Monday, July 23 to “Neutral” rating. Below is a list of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) latest ratings and price target changes.

21/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $91 New Target: $85 Maintain
17/09/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $86 New Target: $89 Maintain
11/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $86 New Target: $91 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Howard Weil Rating: Sector Outperform Maintain
23/07/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $72 Upgrade
20/07/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $77 Upgrade
16/07/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $79 New Target: $86 Maintain
10/07/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $86 Initiates Coverage On
20/06/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $81 Upgrade
13/06/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $84 New Target: $79 Maintain

The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $79.99. About 5.82 million shares traded or 59.49% up from the average. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 7.32% since October 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.94% 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 $56.98 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 20.24 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 notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Dominion, Duke Energy, Georgia Power work to restore power after storm” on October 12, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Duke Energy shuts down Sutton plant flooded by Florence” published on September 23, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Duke Energy’s coastal customers likely to be without power into next week” on September 18, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Duke Energy Corporation: This 5.625% Baby Bond Has Begun Trading On The NYSE” published on September 24, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Duke Energy Florida updating power restoration times to customers impacted by Hurricane Michael” with publication date: October 13, 2018.

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