How Many Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

October 13, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.05, from 0.9 in 2018Q1. It increased, 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.
Citizens & Northern accumulated 8,558 shares. Adirondack Tru Company has 1,203 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Boothbay Fund Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.05% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Mariner Ltd Liability Com has 0.03% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 12,896 shares. Vanguard Gp Inc accumulated 52.90 million shares or 0.17% of the stock. Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Limited Com invested in 1,728 shares. Cincinnati Corp holds 310,000 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks has 495,637 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Maryland Cap Mgmt holds 71,832 shares or 0.79% of its portfolio. Peddock Cap Advsr Ltd has 330 shares. Birch Hill Invest Advisors Lc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 51,471 were accumulated by Moneta Grp Inc Invest Advisors Ltd Liability. Tortoise Inv Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 348 shares. Boys Arnold & holds 35,228 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.2% 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 23 by SunTrust. On Wednesday, June 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. As per Monday, July 23, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, April 16 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, July 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of DUK in report on Tuesday, September 11 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Thursday, June 7, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. 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: Bizjournals.com which released: “Duke Energy shuts down Sutton plant flooded by Florence” on September 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dominion, Duke Energy, Georgia Power work to restore power after storm” published on October 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Duke Energy Corporation: This 5.625% Baby Bond Has Begun Trading On The NYSE” on September 24, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Duke Energy’s coastal customers likely to be without power into next week” published on September 18, 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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