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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DUK. The most optimistic price target was 90, implying potential capital gains 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.91 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.39 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.43 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of DUK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 46.57 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.