Duke Energy (DUK) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 2/5/2018 – Duke Energy was given a new $80.00 price target on by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/2/2018 – Duke Energy is now covered by analysts at UBS Group AG. They set a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2018 – Duke Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/28/2018 – Duke Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $79.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Duke Energy was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $91.00.
  • 1/16/2018 – Duke Energy was given a new $78.00 price target on by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/15/2018 – Duke Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Duke Energy’s hefty investment plans for the next five years is expected to improve its business by generating cleaner energy and bolstering its renewable asset base. Moreover, its focus on core domestic regulated and highly-contracted renewable business, stable financial position and streamlining of its portfolio will bode well, going forward. On the flip side, potential volatility in market prices of fuel, electricity and other renewable energy commodities could create operational risks. Unfavorable supply costs for providing full energy and capacity requirement services might have an undesirable impact on the company’s earnings as well. Moreover the company has underperformed its broader industry in the last 12 months.”
  • 1/10/2018 – Duke Energy was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $80.11.
  • 1/3/2018 – Duke Energy was given a new $82.00 price target on by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2018 – Duke Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $96.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/26/2017 – Duke Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Duke Energy was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) opened at $76.10 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $53,270.00, a PE ratio of 19.97, a PEG ratio of 3.94 and a beta of 0.12. Duke Energy Corp has a 1-year low of $72.93 and a 1-year high of $91.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.89 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.68%. Duke Energy’s payout ratio is currently 93.44%.

Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy) is an energy company. The Company operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure; Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Company operates in the United States through its direct and indirect subsidiaries. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment provides retail electric service through the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 7.5 million customers within the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States.

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