Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] fell -1.36% so far this year. What now?

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Duke Energy Corporation [NYSE: DUK] loss -0.16% or -0.17 points to close at $103.47 with a heavy trading volume of 3887975 shares. The company report on January 5, 2022 that 30 Years and Millions of Fish Later, He’s Still Finding Ways to Help Florida.

Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center celebrated 30 years in 2021 with nearly 5 million fish released in Florida’s waters and plans to do more.


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It opened the trading session at $103.51, the shares rose to $104.77 and dropped to $103.33, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for DUK points out that the company has recorded 2.79% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -20.93% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.61M shares, DUK reached to a volume of 3887975 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 $106.98 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Duke Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on August 20, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on August 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Duke Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $105, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Neutral rating on DUK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Duke Energy Corporation is set at 1.59, with the Price to Sales ratio for DUK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.68.

Trading performance analysis for DUK stock

Duke Energy Corporation [DUK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.26. With this latest performance, DUK shares gained by 2.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.11% 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 54.13, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.17 for Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.62, while it was recorded at 103.78 for the last single week of trading, and 101.69 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 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 3.70%.

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An analysis of insider ownership at Duke Energy Corporation [DUK]

There are presently around $49,855 million, or 63.20% of DUK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DUK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 66,230,475, which is approximately 1.293% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 53,113,065 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.5 billion in DUK stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $4.05 billion in DUK stock with ownership of nearly 1.753% 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 823 institutional holders increased their position in Duke Energy Corporation [NYSE:DUK] by around 18,845,784 shares. Additionally, 636 investors decreased positions by around 21,513,135 shares, while 262 investors held positions by with 440,678,609 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 481,037,528 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DUK stock had 84 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,574,239 shares, while 79 institutional investors sold positions of 1,220,442 shares during the same period.