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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DUK. The highest price target was 90, implying potential capital gains of 5.82 percent. The lowest price target was 74, implying potential capital losses of -12.99 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.91 percent. That number becomes -2.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.43 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

DUK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DUK has a PEG ratio of 0.58.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DUK hit 87.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 72.34. Today's price is 17.57 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.79 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.