Duke Energy (DUK) Stock Rating Lowered by Goldman Sachs Group

Duke Energy (DUK) Stock Rating Lowered by Goldman Sachs Group

Shares have moved $-5.03 over the past month and more recently, $-3.87 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

American National Bank increased Honeywell Intl Inc Com (HON) stake by 83.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Canal Insurance Company bought 16,000 shares as the company's stock rose 6.39% with the market. About 3.11M shares traded or 13.60% up from the average. Honeywell Intl Inc Com now has $120.39B valuation. The stock increased 1.69% or $3.08 during the last trading session, reaching $185.04.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Duke Energy (DUK) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.16" was originally published by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. It has outperformed by 94.55% the S&P500.

Capital Research Global Investors now owns 12,679,773 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,087,798,000 after buying an additional 929,411 shares in the last quarter. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.41. Bank of America Corporation lowered shares of Duke Energy Corporation from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and reduced their target price for the company from $78.00 to $69.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 22nd. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. The utilities provider reported $1.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.03. The institutional investor owned 236,478 shares of the company's stock after selling 3,405,040 shares during the period.

In terms of performance, shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) are -6.19% since the start of 2016. Palo Cap stated it has 19,675 shares or 0.87% of all its holdings. Biondo Inv Advisors Limited has invested 0.9% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Osborne Prns Capital Mgmt Ltd Company accumulated 12,579 shares. Cibc World Markets Corp reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

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Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. 477 were reported by Focused Wealth Mngmt. Old Republic Corporation reported 427,495 shares. X Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.27% or 116,490 shares. Vision Management reported 41,766 shares stake. Brown Advisory reported 0.02% stake. Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated has 2,140 shares.

Barnett & Company Inc increased Powershares Etf Trust Ii (BKLN) stake by 23,053 shares to 215,376 valued at $4.99 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Scana Corp New (NYSE:SCG) stake by 37,500 shares and now owns 192,500 shares. Globant Sa (NYSE:GLOB) was raised too. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. During the same period previous year, the firm posted $1.68 EPS. DUK's profit would be $643.98M giving it 21.44 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 1.2% during the second quarter. Therefore 47% are positive. Duke Energy Corp has a 1 year low of $76.28 and a 1 year high of $91.80. They now have a $83.00 price target on the utilities provider's stock. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Duke Energy from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, September 26. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $87.48. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. JP Morgan downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $81 target in Friday, February 19 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned "Neutral" rating by UBS on Monday, November 9. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, March 7 by SunTrust.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 15 sales for $45.21 million activity. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc sold 20,347 shares as Centurylink Inc. Hill Edwin J also sold $1.89 million worth of CarMax Inc. (NYSE:AIG) are 2.33% since the start of 2016. Shares for $798,211 were sold by Gautam Rajeev on Wednesday, August 23.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, November 2. Therefore 35% are positive. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.95, for a total value of $449,750.00. Aetna had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research given on Monday, April 11. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with "Buy" on Friday, December 22. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, August 27 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 8 by Argus Research. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight" on Wednesday, June 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. 281.08 million shares or 3.09% less from 290.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wealthcare Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 114 shares stake. (NYSE:CTL). Jpmorgan Chase And Communication holds 2.35M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.89 per share. Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc. One Trading Lp invested in 58 shares. Hexavest Inc. boosted its position in shares of Duke Energy by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Botty Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% or 360 shares in its portfolio. Delta Asset Management Ltd Liability Tn holds 0.02% in Wayfair Inc. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Wayfair Inc.

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