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Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) will be releasing its earnings data on Tuesday, February 18th. Persons that are interested in registering for the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Shares of Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) opened at 71.45 on Monday. Duke Energy Corp. has a 52-week low of $64.16 and a 52-week high of $75.46. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $69.06 and its 200-day moving average is $69.02. The company has a market cap of $50.443 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.97.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, March 17th. Investors of record on Friday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.78 per share. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 12th.

DUK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Duke Energy Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, January 13th. On a related note, analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Duke Energy Corp. from $78.00 to $72.00 in a research note on Monday, January 6th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Duke Energy Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 2nd. They now have a $77.00 price target on the stock. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Duke Energy Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $70.83.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is an energy company.

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