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 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. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.91 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.39 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

DUK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of DUK is 0.58.

In the last 52-weeks, DUK has achieved a high of 87.49 and a 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 P/E 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.