ARS Investment Partners LLC Acquires 986 Shares of Duke Energy Corp (DUK)

ARS Investment Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 7.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the …

Duke Energy logoARS Investment Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 7.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,417 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 986 shares during the period. ARS Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $1,244,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of DUK. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy by 59.0% in the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 442 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $38,000 after purchasing an additional 164 shares in the last quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Duke Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $43,000. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC purchased a new position in shares of Duke Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $57,000. Tortoise Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy by 96.0% in the 4th quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 682 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $59,000 after purchasing an additional 334 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy by 1,681.8% in the 4th quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 784 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $68,000 after purchasing an additional 740 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.38% of the company’s stock.

In other Duke Energy news, Chairman Lynn J. Good sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.92, for a total transaction of $1,348,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Dhiaa M. Jamil sold 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.75, for a total transaction of $67,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 21,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,900,878 over the last 90 days. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on DUK shares. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Duke Energy from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $88.00 to $87.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Duke Energy from $85.00 to $88.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.46.

NYSE:DUK opened at $90.51 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Duke Energy Corp has a twelve month low of $71.96 and a twelve month high of $91.35. The stock has a market cap of $65.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.06.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by ($0.05). Duke Energy had a net margin of 10.87% and a return on equity of 7.80%. The business had revenue of $6.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.84 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.94 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts forecast that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.97 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.9275 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $3.71 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.10%. Duke Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 78.60%.

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About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable sources, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK)

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Telstra (TLSYY) vs. Telecom Argentina (TEO) Financial Comparison

Telstra (OTCMKTS:TLSYY) and Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the …

Telstra (OTCMKTS:TLSYY) and Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Telstra and Telecom Argentina, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telstra 0 0 2 0 3.00
Telecom Argentina 1 3 0 0 1.75

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Telstra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.8% of Telecom Argentina shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telstra and Telecom Argentina’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telstra $20.17 billion 1.35 $2.76 billion $1.16 9.87
Telecom Argentina $3.95 billion 0.75 $460.85 million $2.39 6.38

Telstra has higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Argentina. Telecom Argentina is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telstra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Telstra pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Telecom Argentina pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Telstra pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telecom Argentina pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Volatility and Risk

Telstra has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Argentina has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Telstra and Telecom Argentina’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telstra N/A N/A N/A
Telecom Argentina -9.90% -12.13% -6.22%

Summary

Telstra beats Telecom Argentina on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telstra Company Profile

Telstra logoTelstra Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and information services to businesses, governments, communities, and individuals in Australia and internationally. It operates in four segments: Telstra Consumer and Small Business, Telstra Enterprise, Telstra Operations, and Telstra Wholesale. The company offers telecommunication products, services, and solutions across mobiles, fixed and mobile broadband, telephony and pay television/Internet protocol, and digital content; and online self-service capabilities, including buying, billing, and servicing requests, as well as operates inbound and outbound call centers, owned and licensed Telstra shops, and the Telstra dealership network. It also provides sales and contract management services for medium to large business and government customers; and product management services for advanced technology solutions and services, such as data and Internet protocol networks, and mobility applications and services, as well as network applications and services products comprising managed network, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions, and integrated services and monitoring. In addition, the company engages in the development of industry vertical solutions; planning, design, engineering architecture, and construction of Telstra networks, technology, and information technology solutions; and provision of a range of telecommunication products and services to other carriers, carriage service providers, and Internet service providers through its networks and related support systems. Further, it provides disconnection, media and marketing, and other services. The company was formerly known as Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation Limited and changed its name to Telstra Corporation Limited in April 1993. Telstra Corporation Limited was founded in 1901 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Telecom Argentina Company Profile

Telecom Argentina logoTelecom Argentina SA engages in the provision of telecommunications services. It operates through the following segments: Fixed Services, Personal Mobile Services and Nucleo Mobile Services. The Fixed Services segment offers basic telephone services; interconnection services; data transmission and internet services; information and communication technology services; other telephone services; and sale of equipment. The Personal Mobile Services provides voice, data, internet services, and sells mobile communication devices. The Nucleo Mobile Services offers telecommunication services in Paraguay. The company was founded on January 5, 1990 is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Long or Short: Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ: MOGO)

Mogo Finance Technology is part of the financial services sector and is in the credit services industry. The company CEO is David Feller. Mogo …

Mogo Finance Technology is part of the financial services sector and is in the credit services industry. The company CEO is David Feller. Mogo Finance Technology Inc offers consumer fintech platforms having a suite of innovative financial products providing millennials solutions to help manage and improve financial health.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The MOGO shares had a previous change of 3.99% which opened at 2.71 and closed at 2.55. It moved to an intraday high of 2.57 and a low of 2.47.

SeekingAlpha: Mogo Finance Technology Inc. beats on revenue

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, MOGO shares returned -1.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 14.61%. Over three months, it changed 0.00%. In one year it has changed -25.65% and within that year its

52-week high was 4.00 and its 52-week low was 1.98. MOGO stock is 28.79% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 2.81 and a 50 day moving average of 2.33. Right now, MOGO stock is trading -9.34% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $59.1m with 23.2m shares outstanding and a float of 23.2m shares. Trading volume was 9,101 shares and has experienced an average volume of 8,986 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Mogo Finance Technology was 0 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -0.20.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:

12-31-2018: -0.20 (estimated)

09-30-2018: -0.18

06-30-2018: -0.18

03-31-2018: -0.17

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 12.57, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 79.71%

The next earnings report will be: 03-28-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Mogo Finance Technology; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -3.10% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 11.10% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 2.09

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -19.28%, profit margin is -36.95%, price-to-sales is 1.23 and price-to-book is 49.00.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:

2 : Growth Expectations Result

1 : Financial Safety Result

0 : Past Performance Result

2 : Valuation Result

0 : Dividend Safety Result

1 : Overall Result

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Current Change: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC)

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is part of the semiconductors industry and technology sector. The company CEO is James Robert Anderson.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is part of the semiconductors industry and technology sector. The company CEO is James Robert Anderson. Lattice Semiconductor Corp is a developer of semiconductor technology. Its product lines consist of programmable logic devices, video connectivity application-specific standard products, and wave devices.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The LSCC shares had a previous change of -2.23% which opened at 13.00 and closed at 12.71. It moved to an intraday high of 13.02 and a low of 12.69.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LSCC shares returned 0.79% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 68.57%. Over three months, it changed 94.34%. In one year it has changed 96.14% and within that year its 52-week high was 13.17 and its 52-week low was 5.05. LSCC stock is 151.68% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 7.48 and a 50 day moving average of 9.21. Right now, LSCC stock is trading 70.03% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.7b with 131.6m shares outstanding and a float of 129.9m shares. Trading volume was 1,277,245 shares and has experienced an average volume of 2,586,595 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was 0.22 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.06. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.22, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 57.77.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:

12-31-2018: 0.05

09-30-2018: 0.08

06-30-2018: 0.08

03-31-2018: 0.01

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 5.25, which means it might overvalued by -142.17%

The next earnings report will be: 04-01-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 0.20% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 127.10% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 1.36

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -11.28%, return on assets is -4.27%, profit margin is -6.65%, price-to-sales is 4.29 and price-to-book is 6.62.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:

3 : Growth Expectations Result

3 : Financial Safety Result

0 : Past Performance Result

0 : Valuation Result

0 : Dividend Safety Result

1 : Overall Result

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ARS Investment Partners LLC Has $1.24 Million Stake in Duke Energy Corp (DUK)

ARS Investment Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 7.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com …

Duke Energy logoARS Investment Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 7.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 14,417 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 986 shares during the period. ARS Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $1,244,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Berman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Duke Energy in the fourth quarter worth $70,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Duke Energy by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 121,184 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $10,458,000 after buying an additional 21,840 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Duke Energy by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,311,505 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $113,181,000 after buying an additional 52,498 shares during the last quarter. Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc. VA increased its stake in shares of Duke Energy by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc. VA now owns 20,986 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,811,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vectors Research Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Duke Energy by 8.4% in the fourth quarter. Vectors Research Management LLC now owns 4,835 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $417,000 after buying an additional 374 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 60.38% of the company’s stock.

In other news, EVP Melissa H. Anderson sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.49, for a total transaction of $174,980.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 18,198 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,592,143.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Dhiaa M. Jamil sold 750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.75, for a total transaction of $67,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 21,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,900,878. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on DUK shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Duke Energy from $85.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Duke Energy from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Duke Energy from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.46.

Duke Energy stock opened at $90.51 on Wednesday. Duke Energy Corp has a 12 month low of $71.96 and a 12 month high of $91.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $65.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.44.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.89 by ($0.05). Duke Energy had a net margin of 10.87% and a return on equity of 7.80%. The firm had revenue of $6.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.84 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.94 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.9275 per share. This represents a $3.71 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. Duke Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 78.60%.

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About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable sources, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK)

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