EPS for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Expected At $1.12

April 23, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation shares while 352 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 348 raised stakes. 389.71 million shares or 0.49% less from 391.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Moreover, Farmers & Merchants Invests Inc has 0.66% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Hilltop Hldg has invested 0.51% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Vision Capital Mgmt owns 2,526 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Lc reported 3,737 shares. Estabrook Cap Mngmt has invested 1.17% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 5,165 shares in its portfolio. Capital Int Invsts holds 0.11% or 1.15M shares in its portfolio. Tower Bridge Advsr, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,774 shares. Hexavest reported 0.89% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Raymond James Assoc holds 1.99M shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins has invested 0.4% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Ashfield Cap Partners Limited Liability Co reported 11,109 shares stake. Williams Jones And Associates Limited Liability Co invested in 12,915 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Davenport And Lc has 0.11% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 106,330 shares. Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Wi invested 0.74% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Analysts expect Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report $1.12 EPS on May, 10 before the open.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 7.69 % from last quarter’s $1.04 EPS. DUK’s profit would be $808.51 million giving it 17.34 P/E if the $1.12 EPS is correct. After having $0.94 EPS previously, Duke Energy Corporation’s analysts see 19.15 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.07% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $77.68. About 2.76 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Duke Energy had 35 analyst reports since October 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 4 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, April 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Sunday, November 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $87.0 target. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 23. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $56.08 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 17.81 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.

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