Are Analysts Bullish about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) after last week?

February 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

 Are Analysts Bullish about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) after last week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Naples Global Advsrs Limited Liability has 0.18% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 6,508 shares. The Georgia-based Signaturefd has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Hamel Assoc holds 15,118 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital holds 0.2% or 16,511 shares. Vaughan David Invs Inc Il reported 5,490 shares stake. Webster Natl Bank N A holds 0.01% or 420 shares. Georgia-based Voya Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Virtus Invest Advisers has 12,682 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Blackrock reported 45.07 million shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 1.99 million shares. Cim Inv Mangement holds 0.2% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 6,544 shares. Ntv Asset Management Ltd Llc reported 0.36% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Meridian Inv Counsel invested in 3,359 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Neville Rodie Shaw owns 22,416 shares. Amer National Registered Advisor has 0.6% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 73 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Sunday, October 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $87.0 target. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, February 22 by UBS. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, May 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of DUK in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Bank of America maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Tuesday, October 24 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 11. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 17. Below is a list of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $90 New Target: $85 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $79.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $91 Initiates Coverage On
01/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $91.0 Maintain
28/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $79.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $91 New Target: $83 Upgrade
16/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $88.0 Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 2.08% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $75.48. About 4.56M shares traded or 31.28% up from the average. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% 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 $52.83 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 24.82 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: Nasdaq.com which released: “Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2018” on February 14, 2018, also Usnews.com with their article: “Duke Energy Won’t Force Neighbors to Waive All Legal Claims” published on January 29, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Duke Energy, CMS Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners LP …” on February 13, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Duke Energy: Looking Ripe For A Swing Play Only” published on January 25, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Duke Energy: A Technical Buy At Current Levels” with publication date: February 10, 2018.

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