Analyst Ratings for Duke Energy Corp. (DUK)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, DUK received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

DUK was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 90, implying a possible profit of 5.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 74, implying potential capital losses of -12.99 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.39 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.43 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DUK to grow at a rate of 46.57 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DUK has a PEG ratio of 0.58.

DUK has a 52-week high of 87.49 and a 52-week low of 72.34. Currently the stock is 17.57 percent higher than its low, and 2.79 percent lower than its 52-week high. DUK has a price/earnings ratio of 27.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DUK value stock report compares DUK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $59.53 billion. DUK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.