Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Price Targets: What Are They?

The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) increased by increased by $0.78 on Friday to finish at $103.78, up 0.76 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 2,039,540 shares of common stock traded. 27 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $12.22. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,654,995, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,857,450.

DUK stock appreciated 5.47% since last month. On 09/28/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $96.58. The stock touched a high of $108.38 on 08/16/21, after rallying from a low of $85.56 in 52 weeks. The price of DUK stock has risen by 13.35% or $12.22 this year, reaching a new high 27 times. Still, the stock price is down -4.24% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 101 days since Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) last reported insider trading activity on Jul 16. On Jul 16, EVP ExtAffairs&PresCarolinas JANSON JULIA S sold 15,465 shares at $105.00 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,623,825. On May 20, Ghartey-Tagoe Kodwo sold 1,645 shares at a price of US$101.31. After the transaction, the insider now owns 11,955 shares. Director MCKEE E MARIE had earlier sold 3,583 shares on May 19 for $101.11 a share. The transaction was completed for $362,277.

Valuation Metrics

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.14. This level actually compares unfavorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry stands at about 22.47. Further, its PE also compares unfavorably with the Utilities sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 23.78 right now. The PE ratio of Duke Energy Corporation has varied between 59.97 and 12.68 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 0.30. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.73.

Duke Energy Corporation’s dividend is $3.94 per share per year. With a dividend yield of 3.80%, DUK has a payout ratio of 100.70%. On Sep. 16, the company paid $0.9850 per share in dividends, an increase of 2.07% from $0.9650 last year. A $0.02 dividend increase was reported on Monday July 12 2021, making it the 14 consecutive year the dividend has increased. Over the last three years, dividends have increased by 9.46%.

For the three months ended June 29, Duke Energy Corporation’s quick ratio was 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.60, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 1.24, and the total debt to equity ratio is 1.42. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 72.70% percent. Duke Energy Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 42.87%, whereas its operating margin stood at 18.50% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $4.55 billion and revenue of $23.87 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. DUK’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.80%. There was a 4.40% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 6.30%. ROE has averaged 9.87 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Duke Energy Corporation’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A lower net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $5.76 billion, while revenues rose by 5.85% to $6.15 billion. It was predicted that Duke Energy Corporation’s quarterly earnings would be $1.15, but it ended up being $1.1, beating the consensus by 4.50%. EBITDA was $2.54 billion for the quarter. At the end of Duke Energy Corporation’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 115.84 billion, while its total debt was $67.03 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $769.34 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Duke Energy Corporation’s (DUK) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 68.28%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 12.08% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 90.92% and 83.67% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.48. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 80.31%, the RSI (14) reading is 61.38%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 1.61, and the 14-day reading is at 1.88.

Analyst Ratings

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) was downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts to a a Sector perform rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a an Outperform. Analysts have assigned Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) an Overweight rating. DUK is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 12 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 4 others recommend it as a buy.

What is DUK’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $96.00 and $118.00, with a median target price of $107.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is $107.20.


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