Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) Shares Bought by Carroll Financial Associates Inc.

Quantum Capital Management bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 1st quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, PNC …

Booz Allen Hamilton logoCarroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) by 56.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,883 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,041 shares during the period. Carroll Financial Associates Inc.’s holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton were worth $190,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 70.6% during the 1st quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 362,389 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $21,069,000 after acquiring an additional 149,939 shares in the last quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 22.7% in the 1st quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 14,820 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $862,000 after buying an additional 2,740 shares in the last quarter. Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 1st quarter valued at about $9,328,000. Quantum Capital Management bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 1st quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 949.2% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,289,145 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $74,952,000 after buying an additional 1,166,271 shares in the last quarter. 94.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In related news, VP Laura S. Adams sold 780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.63, for a total value of $51,191.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 74,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.19, for a total value of $4,990,806.01. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 197,788 shares of company stock worth $13,624,612. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

NYSE:BAH opened at $72.41 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $67.92. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a 1-year low of $43.24 and a 1-year high of $72.78. The stock has a market cap of $9.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a current ratio of 1.75.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 29th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.11. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 6.27% and a return on equity of 59.44%. The firm had revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.79 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.72 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 13th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.27%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.33%.

Several brokerages recently commented on BAH. Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, June 3rd. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $71.00 to $74.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, July 29th. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $66.70.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting, engineering, analytics, digital, mission operations, and cyber solutions to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. The company offers consulting solutions for various domains, business strategies, human capital, and operations.

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Carroll Financial Associates Inc. Boosts Stock Position in CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX)

WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in CarMax during the 2nd quarter worth about $40,215,000. Akre Capital Management LLC increased its …

CarMax logoCarroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 181.1% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 759 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 489 shares during the quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc.’s holdings in CarMax were worth $65,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of KMX. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in CarMax during the 4th quarter worth about $83,206,000. HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in CarMax by 20,731.6% during the 1st quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 1,118,864 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,097,000 after purchasing an additional 1,113,493 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in CarMax during the 2nd quarter worth about $40,215,000. Akre Capital Management LLC increased its position in CarMax by 5.2% during the 1st quarter. Akre Capital Management LLC now owns 6,077,981 shares of the company’s stock worth $424,243,000 after purchasing an additional 300,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in CarMax by 20.8% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,504,891 shares of the company’s stock worth $94,404,000 after purchasing an additional 258,689 shares in the last quarter.

KMX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Bank of America lifted their price objective on CarMax from $95.00 to $112.00 in a research report on Monday, June 24th. Northcoast Research cut CarMax from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $86.50 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, June 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a €21.78 ($25.33) price target on Deutsche Lufthansa and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Grana y Montero SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 10th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $11.00 price target on ArQule and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. CarMax has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.81.

In other CarMax news, SVP Diane L. Cafritz sold 8,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.25, for a total value of $732,475.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,706 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,033,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Eric M. Margolin sold 14,699 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.06, for a total value of $1,309,092.94. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 31,166 shares in the company, valued at $2,775,643.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 363,153 shares of company stock worth $30,643,059. 2.09% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NYSE:KMX opened at $91.17 on Friday. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $85.65. The company has a current ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.20. CarMax, Inc has a 12-month low of $55.24 and a 12-month high of $91.42. The firm has a market cap of $14.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.21.

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, June 21st. The company reported $1.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.10. CarMax had a return on equity of 25.37% and a net margin of 4.64%. The firm had revenue of $5.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.17 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.33 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that CarMax, Inc will post 5.27 earnings per share for the current year.

CarMax Profile

CarMax, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic, imported, and luxury vehicles; vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale.

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Carroll Financial Associates Inc. Buys 216 Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)

WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 145.9% in the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 238,265 …

Norfolk Southern logoCarroll Financial Associates Inc. grew its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) by 3.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,041 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 216 shares during the quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc.’s holdings in Norfolk Southern were worth $1,204,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 145.9% in the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 238,265 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $47,493,000 after buying an additional 141,363 shares during the last quarter. DNB Asset Management AS boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 21.8% in the 2nd quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 61,233 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $12,206,000 after buying an additional 10,974 shares during the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 10.2% in the 2nd quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 2,832 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $564,000 after buying an additional 263 shares during the last quarter. Cox Capital Mgt LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Cox Capital Mgt LLC now owns 5,069 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,010,000 after buying an additional 122 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sepio Capital LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Norfolk Southern by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Sepio Capital LLC now owns 32,534 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $6,110,000 after buying an additional 846 shares during the last quarter. 72.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Norfolk Southern stock opened at $196.67 on Wednesday. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $198.65. Norfolk Southern Corp. has a 1 year low of $138.65 and a 1 year high of $211.46. The firm has a market cap of $51.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.17 by $0.34. The firm had revenue of $2.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.82 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 17.80% and a net margin of 24.10%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.93 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Norfolk Southern Corp. will post 10.79 EPS for the current year.

NSC has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Barclays raised their price target on T. Rowe Price Group from $90.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. ValuEngine downgraded Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. Argus raised their price target on Norfolk Southern from $210.00 to $220.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. Finally, Citigroup set a $20.00 price target on Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $204.47.

In other Norfolk Southern news, Chairman James A. Squires sold 3,024 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.71, for a total transaction of $619,043.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Michael Joseph Wheeler sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.57, for a total value of $511,425.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 12,919 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,642,839.83. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.19% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Norfolk Southern Company Profile

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. The company transports industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials; and coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

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Carroll Financial Associates Inc. Increases Stock Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 12.5% in the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 355,385 shares …

Union Pacific logoCarroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,771 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 284 shares during the period. Carroll Financial Associates Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,145,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 12.5% in the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 355,385 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $60,099,000 after acquiring an additional 39,383 shares in the last quarter. DNB Asset Management AS increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.8% in the second quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 115,940 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $19,607,000 after acquiring an additional 4,266 shares in the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 2.2% in the second quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,048 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,037,000 after acquiring an additional 254 shares in the last quarter. Swedbank increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.3% in the second quarter. Swedbank now owns 728,163 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $123,140,000 after acquiring an additional 22,947 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dorsey Wright & Associates increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 9.5% in the second quarter. Dorsey Wright & Associates now owns 1,878 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $318,000 after acquiring an additional 163 shares in the last quarter. 78.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In related news, Director William J. Delaney III acquired 5,000 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction on Monday, May 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $174.06 per share, for a total transaction of $870,300.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $870,300. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 1,380 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.01, for a total transaction of $248,413.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares in the company, valued at $17,090,689.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.96% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

UNP opened at $173.22 on Wednesday. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $170.25. The firm has a market cap of $122.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.04. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $128.08 and a twelve month high of $180.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.72.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $5.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.62 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.95% and a return on equity of 31.74%. The business’s revenue was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.98 EPS. Analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.88 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st were issued a dividend of $0.88 per share. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 30th. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 44.50%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on UNP. BMO Capital Markets set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Schlumberger and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Rentals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Falcon Minerals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Citigroup set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $128.00 price objective on shares of United Rentals and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $182.00.

Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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Carroll Financial Associates Holding in Duke Energy New Com New (DUK) Has Trimmed by …

Carroll Financial Associates Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New Com New (DUK) by 4.04% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing …

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Carroll Financial Associates Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New Com New (DUK) by 4.04% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carroll Financial Associates Inc sold 5,616 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 133,410 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $11.34M, down from 139,026 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New Com New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $65.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $90.28. About 707,077 shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 18.95% since May 2, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.58% the S&P500. Some Historical DUK News: 16/04/2018 – Duke Energy’s $62 million solar rebate program approved for North Carolina residential, business and nonprofit customers; 29/03/2018 – Dominion to complete Atlantic Coast natgas pipe by end 2019; 05/04/2018 – DUKE SPOKESWOMAN KAREN WILLIAMS COMMENTS IN EMAIL; 13/04/2018 – Duke Energy Ohio asks the Ohio Power Siting Board to move forward with its consideration of the Central Corridor Pipeline appli; 16/04/2018 – Duke Energy’s $62 M Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers; 10/05/2018 – DUKE ENERGY EARNINGS CALL BEGINS; 25/04/2018 – Duke Energy Names Harry Sideris Chief Distribution Officer; 10/05/2018 – Duke Energy 1Q EPS 88c; 13/04/2018 – Kenturcky PSC: April 13, 2018 – PSC Cuts Duke Energy Electric Rate Request; 10/05/2018 – DUKE HAS $2B EQUITY ISSUE TARGET IN 2018

Marketfield Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Splunk Inc (SPLK) by 28.23% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marketfield Asset Management Llc sold 8,128 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,663 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.17M, down from 28,791 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marketfield Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Splunk Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $132.77. About 539,216 shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 36.60% since May 2, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.23% the S&P500. Some Historical SPLK News: 17/04/2018 – Splunk Congratulates FCW Federal 100 Award Winner from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 24/05/2018 – Splunk 1Q Adj Loss/Shr 7c; 24/05/2018 – Splunk 1Q Loss $118.5M; 22/04/2018 – DJ Splunk Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SPLK); 12/03/2018 – “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer sits down with Splunk President and CEO Doug Merritt for the latest on his analytics company’s disruptive story; 09/04/2018 – Splunk: Aggregate Purchase Price for Transaction Approximately $350 Million; 24/05/2018 – Splunk Sees 2Q Rev $356M-$358M; 24/05/2018 – Splunk Raises 2019 View To Rev $1.645B; 24/04/2018 – Splunk Customers Accelerate Business Value Through Artificial Intelligence; 24/05/2018 – SPLUNK INC – PROMOTED TIM TULLY TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Earnings-Season Utilities ETFs for Conservative Investors – Investorplace.com” on April 29, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Former chief exec of Duke Energy, Progress takes CEO job at bankrupt PG&E – Charlotte Business Journal” published on April 04, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Natural Gas Is Holding – Seeking Alpha” on April 15, 2019. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Duke Energy awards $3.2 million to innovative education programs as part of its Powerful Communities grant program – PRNewswire” published on April 30, 2019 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Duke Energy enters into definitive agreement to sell minority interest in its commercial renewable energy portfolio to John Hancock – PRNewswire” with publication date: April 24, 2019.

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $1.25 EPS, down 2.34% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.28 per share. DUK’s profit will be $909.60 million for 18.06 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 48.81% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.10, from 0.91 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 53 investors sold DUK shares while 361 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 317 raised stakes. 437.22 million shares or 7.02% more from 408.54 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Saturna Capital holds 0.01% or 3,031 shares. Moreover, Texas Yale Cap Corporation has 0.1% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). E&G Advsrs Lp reported 11,800 shares stake. Azimuth Cap Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 58,506 shares. Lmr Prtn Llp has invested 0.06% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Phocas Fin Corp has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Hrt owns 2,842 shares. Moreover, Boyer And Corporon Wealth Ltd Liability Com has 2.41% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 58,835 shares. Moreover, Peapack Gladstone Fincl has 0.08% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Qci Asset Mgmt holds 1.5% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 158,710 shares. Smith Asset Management Gp LP owns 38 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 77 were accumulated by Baldwin Brothers Ma. Jones Fincl Cos Lllp holds 0.01% or 57,865 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 75,946 shares. Hexavest invested in 499,038 shares or 0.63% of the stock.

Carroll Financial Associates Inc, which manages about $1.57B and $898.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Etf (VIG) by 8,013 shares to 158,719 shares, valued at $15.60M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D) by 13,077 shares in the quarter, for a total of 26,205 shares, and has risen its stake in Ark Genomic Revolution Etf.

Analysts await Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $-0.59 EPS, up 23.38% or $0.18 from last year’s $-0.77 per share. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Splunk Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -447.06% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AGN, DFS, SPLK – Nasdaq” on April 26, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Splunk Continues To Acquire – Seeking Alpha” published on September 14, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “SPLK Crosses Above Average Analyst Target – Nasdaq” on February 11, 2019. More interesting news about Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Splunk Q4 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on February 27, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “5 Reasons Why Investors Should Believe the Artificial Intelligence Hype – The Motley Fool” with publication date: April 13, 2019.

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