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.

Several price targets were given for DUK by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 90, implying a possible profit of 5.82 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 74, implying a possible loss 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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DUK is 0.58.

DUK has a 52-week high of 87.49 and a 52-week low of 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.