Can Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Remain Competitive?

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) went up by 1.70% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $103.79. The company’s stock price has collected 11.05% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/02/20 that Duke Energy to announce third-quarter 2020 financial results on Nov. 5

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Is It Worth Investing in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE :DUK) Right Now?

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 32.24 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DUK is at 0.25. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Duke Energy Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $92.20, which is $0.92 above the current price. DUK currently public float of 734.65M and currently shorts hold a 4.97% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DUK was 3.61M shares.

DUK’s Market Performance

DUK stocks went up by 11.05% for the week, with a monthly jump of 12.41% and a quarterly performance of 14.75%, while its annual performance rate touched -3.70%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.79% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.24% for Duke Energy Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.92% for DUK stocks with a simple moving average of 5.94% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DUK

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DUK stocks, with Scotiabank repeating the rating for DUK by listing it as a “Sector Perform.” The predicted price for DUK in the upcoming period, according to Scotiabank is $100 based on the research report published on October 01st of the current year 2020.

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DUK reach a price target of $85, previously predicting the price at $87. The rating they have provided for DUK stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 09th, 2020.

DUK Trading at 10.50% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DUK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.76% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.24%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.79%, as shares surge +12.87% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.04% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DUK rose by +11.05%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +1.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $83.83. In addition, Duke Energy Corporation saw 0.41% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DUK starting from YOUNG STEVEN K, who sale 254 shares at the price of $82.50 back on Jul 27. After this action, YOUNG STEVEN K now owns 86,228 shares of Duke Energy Corporation, valued at $20,955 using the latest closing price.

YOUNG STEVEN K, the EVP & CFO of Duke Energy Corporation, sale 265 shares at $79.35 during a trade that took place back on Jun 26, which means that YOUNG STEVEN K is holding 86,482 shares at $21,028 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DUK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +22.81 for the present operating margin
  • +28.02 for the gross margin

The net margin for Duke Energy Corporation stands at +14.97. The total capital return value is set at 5.38, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.79. Equity return is now at value 4.70, with 1.30 for asset returns.

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Based on Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), the company’s capital structure generated 134.34 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.33. Total debt to assets is 38.46, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 125.76. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 51.42.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 2.33B with total debt to EBITDA at 5.97. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.26, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.89 and the total asset turnover is 0.16. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.62.

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