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Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) went up by 0.11% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $108.38. The company’s stock price has collected -0.35% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 9 hours ago that Duke Energy Florida invests $425,000 to preserve and protect Florida’s natural resources

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 26.10 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DUK is at 0.28. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Duke Energy Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 13 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $107.56, which is $8.39 above the current price. DUK currently public float of 768.52M and currently shorts hold a 0.93% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DUK was 2.85M shares.

DUK’s Market Performance

DUK stocks went down by -0.35% for the week, with a monthly drop of -2.83% and a quarterly performance of -2.80%, while its annual performance rate touched 7.21%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.53% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.60% for Duke Energy Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.23% for DUK stocks with a simple moving average of 1.46% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DUK

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DUK stocks, with RBC Capital Mkts repeating the rating for DUK by listing it as a “Sector Perform.” The predicted price for DUK in the upcoming period, according to RBC Capital Mkts is $109 based on the research report published on August 20th of the current year 2021.

Credit Suisse gave a rating of “Neutral” to DUK, setting the target price at $105 in the report published on July 14th of the current year.

DUK Trading at -3.42% 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 -7.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.60%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.53%, as shares sank -1.76% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.00% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DUK fell by -0.35%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +11.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $99.50. In addition, Duke Energy Corporation saw 9.02% 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 JANSON JULIA S, who sale 15,465 shares at the price of $105.00 back on Jul 16. After this action, JANSON JULIA S now owns 35,032 shares of Duke Energy Corporation, valued at $1,623,825 using the latest closing price.

Ghartey-Tagoe Kodwo, the EVP & Chief Legal Officer of Duke Energy Corporation, sale 1,645 shares at $101.31 during a trade that took place back on May 20, which means that Ghartey-Tagoe Kodwo is holding 11,955 shares at $166,655 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DUK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +23.16 for the present operating margin
  • +28.76 for the gross margin

The net margin for Duke Energy Corporation stands at +5.74. The total capital return value is set at 4.93, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.32. Equity return is now at value 6.30, with 1.80 for asset returns.

Based on Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), the company’s capital structure generated 133.96 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.26. Total debt to assets is 38.41, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 123.83. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 50.76.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.64, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.27 and the total asset turnover is 0.14. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.53.

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