Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) saw an upside of 0.11% to close Tuesday at $99.82 after adding $0.11 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,129,120 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $102.56 in the past week. An average of 3,226,170 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,891,078.
DUK’s 1-month performance is -2.83% or -$3.38 on its low of $96.58 reached on 09/28/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $85.56 and high of $108.38, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/16/21. YTD, DUK has achieved 9.02% or $8.26. However, the current price is down -7.90%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Jul 16, 89 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK). JANSON JULIA S (EVP ExtAffairs&PresCarolinas) most recently sold 15,465 shares at $105.00 per share on Jul 16. This transaction cost the insider $1,623,825. EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Ghartey-Tagoe Kodwo, sold 1,645 shares at a price of $101.31 on May 20. Then, on May 19, Director MCKEE E MARIE sold 3,583 shares at a price of $101.11 per share. This transaction amounted to $362,277.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 59.97 and a low of 12.68. DUK stock has a beta of 0.28. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.16 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.66.
Duke Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.94 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.95% and the payout ratio is 100.70%. DUK’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 16, when it paid $0.9850 a share compared with prior rate of $0.9650, up 2.03% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.02 reported on Monday July 12 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 9.46% yearly.
It is projected that Duke Energy Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 15-Nov. DUK is expected to distribute $0.985 as its next dividend.
Duke Energy Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.60 meaning that DUK stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.24, while the total debt to equity was 1.42. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 72.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 42.87% while for the period ending June 29; Duke Energy Corporation’s operating margin was 18.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $4.55 billion against revenue of $23.87 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected DUK to announce $1.1 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.15, representing a 4.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.54 billion. DUK stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 115.84 billion, with total debt at $67.03 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $769.34 million
Let’s look briefly at Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 47.34% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 17.66%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $100.57, reflecting a -0.35% or -$0.35 change from its current price. DUK is currently trading -1.76% above its 20-day SMA, -2.40% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -6.00% and +11.32% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 57.53% and 66.94% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.52. The RSI (14) points at 45.48%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 54.18% with the period’s ATR at 1.54. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.04 and 0.75 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), RBC Capital Mkts downgraded it to a Sector perform rating. They previously had an Outperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for DUK stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate DUK as a “sell,”, while 13 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 4 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is DUK’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $96.00 and a high of $118.00, with their median price target at $108.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) stock is $107.50.