Duke Energy Corporation [NYSE: DUK] gained 0.31% or 0.3 points to close at $95.83 with a heavy trading volume of 5997805 shares. The company report on March 26, 2021 that Duke Energy commits $300,000 to support internship programs for minority college students.
– Four organizations receive grants to fund internships.
– Scholarships aim to create opportunities for careers in energy, government, law, politics.
It opened the trading session at $95.33, the shares rose to $95.95 and dropped to $94.8047, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for DUK points out that the company has recorded 17.34% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -27.76% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 3.10M shares, DUK reached to a volume of 5997805 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DUK shares is $100.41 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DUK stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BofA Securities have made an estimate for Duke Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 29, 2021, representing the official price target for Duke Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $98, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on DUK stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Duke Energy Corporation is set at 1.69, with the Price to Sales ratio for DUK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.08. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.55.
Trading performance analysis for DUK stock
Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.35. With this latest performance, DUK shares gained by 10.00% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 18.03% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DUK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 79.29, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.78 for Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 91.13, while it was recorded at 94.58 for the last single week of trading, and 88.19 for the last 200 days.
Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.16 and a Gross Margin at +28.76. Duke Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.74.
Return on Total Capital for DUK is now 4.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.32. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.89, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.83. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 133.96. Additionally, DUK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 57.26, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 38.41. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 123.83, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.76.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] managed to generate an average of $49,755 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.14.Duke Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.
Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Duke Energy Corporation posted 1.14/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.19/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -4.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DUK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Duke Energy Corporation go to 4.99%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]
There are presently around $45,315 million, or 62.50% of DUK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DUK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 61,598,521, which is approximately -1.371% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 51,232,982 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.91 billion in DUK stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.57 billion in DUK stock with ownership of nearly -2.882% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Duke Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 818 institutional holders increased their position in Duke Energy Corporation [NYSE:DUK] by around 25,096,739 shares. Additionally, 706 investors decreased positions by around 20,333,048 shares, while 202 investors held positions by with 427,443,307 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 472,873,094 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DUK stock had 203 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,454,319 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 2,521,656 shares during the same period.