Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Trims Position in Duke Energy Corp (DUK)

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System trimmed its stake in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 10.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the …

Duke Energy logoLouisiana State Employees Retirement System trimmed its stake in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 10.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 37,400 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,300 shares during the quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $3,228,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of DUK. United Bank grew its stake in Duke Energy by 5.7% in the second quarter. United Bank now owns 23,373 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $1,848,000 after purchasing an additional 1,255 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in Duke Energy by 28.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,618,128 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $365,201,000 after purchasing an additional 1,023,646 shares in the last quarter. Natixis bought a new position in Duke Energy in the second quarter valued at approximately $3,868,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC grew its stake in Duke Energy by 17.2% in the second quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 12,861 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $1,017,000 after purchasing an additional 1,889 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in Duke Energy in the second quarter valued at approximately $2,180,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.41% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on DUK shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price objective on Duke Energy from $89.00 to $88.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Barclays raised their price objective on Duke Energy from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. ValuEngine raised Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Finally, Bank of America cut Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $88.00 to $87.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Duke Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.25.

NYSE:DUK traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $85.60. 2,842,639 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,571,071. The stock has a market cap of $61.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.73, a PEG ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 0.04. The company has a current ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Duke Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $71.96 and a fifty-two week high of $91.35.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $6.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.59 billion. Duke Energy had a return on equity of 8.02% and a net margin of 11.98%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.59 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.75 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be issued a $0.9275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $3.71 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.33%. Duke Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently 81.18%.

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Duke Energy Company Profile

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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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation …

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation shares while 386 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 408.54 million shares or 94.96% less from 8.11 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported.

Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Walter & Keenan Fincl Consulting Company Mi Adv holds 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 3,058 shares. D E Shaw has invested 0% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Live Your Vision Ltd Liability accumulated 283 shares. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.08% or 6,492 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As, Norway-based fund reported 29,900 shares. 45,687 were reported by Asset Mgmt. Assetmark Inc owns 5,456 shares. Swiss Savings Bank holds 0.27% or 3.00M shares in its portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 0.3% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 1.75 million shares. Cypress Grp, Florida-based fund reported 7,509 shares. Brookfield Asset reported 134,600 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 162,339 shares. Tower Bridge Advisors owns 4,072 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Old Republic International holds 1.57% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 674,131 shares.

The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (holding Company (NYSE:DUK) registered a decrease of 0.32% in short interest. DUK’s total short interest was 16.23M shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 0.32% from 16.28M shares, reported previously. With 4.05 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their DUK’s short positions.

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $85.6. About 2.84M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 2.97% since January 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $61.02 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 20.85 P/E ratio. 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 generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Duke Energy had 8 analyst reports since July 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, January 9. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $88 target in Monday, November 19 report. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 11. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Sector Outperform” on Tuesday, July 24. As per Monday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Monday, November 5 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, September 21 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 23 by JP Morgan.

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Forget Duke Energy Corporation — Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Is a Better Dividend Growth Stock – The Motley Fool” on December 30, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Many Charlotte-area companies see stock market rebound after worst Christmas Eve in US history – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 26, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “State holding open house tonight to present options for closing coal-ash pond at local Duke Energy plant – Charlotte Business Journal” on January 17, 2019. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), (WKHS) – Workhorse CEO Updates Company’s Progress, SureFly Timeline – Benzinga” published on January 15, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Dominion’s Atlantic Coast nat gas pipeline gets Virginia compressor permit – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 08, 2019.

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Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) Holder Renaissance Technologies LLC Trimmed Stake by $11.80 …

Community Fincl Gp Ltd Liability Company holds 44,298 shares. Sumitomo Life has 0.25% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for …

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 386 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 408.54 million shares or 94.96% less from 8.11 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Community Fincl Gp Ltd Liability Company holds 44,298 shares. Sumitomo Life has 0.25% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 26,015 shares. Mariner Wealth Advisors accumulated 6,412 shares. Peregrine Asset Advisers, a Oregon-based fund reported 4,905 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.08% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Hayek Kallen Mgmt reported 0.21% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Wealthfront owns 0.04% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 49,173 shares. 14,733 were reported by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. Toth Fin Advisory reported 1,257 shares. Riverhead Capital Ltd Co owns 36,422 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. 72,899 were reported by Maryland Capital Mgmt. 5,405 are held by First Heartland Consultants. Azimuth Capital Mgmt has invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Argi Inv Service Ltd Co holds 0.02% or 4,998 shares in its portfolio. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability owns 8,188 shares.

Renaissance Technologies Llc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 5.3% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Renaissance Technologies Llc sold 142,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.96% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.54 million shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $213.30M, down from 2.68 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Renaissance Technologies Llc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $85.6. About 2.69M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 2.97% since January 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500.

Renaissance Technologies Llc, which manages about $63.99 billion and $84.98 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lancaster Colony Corp (NASDAQ:LANC) by 42,100 shares to 792,862 shares, valued at $95.24M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Aluminum Corp China Ltd (NYSE:ACH) by 147,705 shares in the quarter, for a total of 620,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Erie Indty Co (NASDAQ:ERIE).

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.91 EPS, down 3.19 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.94 per share. DUK’s profit will be $648.72M for 23.52 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.65 actual EPS reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.85 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Forget Duke Energy Corporation — Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Is a Better Dividend Growth Stock – The Motley Fool” on December 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dominion’s Atlantic Coast nat gas pipeline gets Virginia compressor permit – Seeking Alpha” published on January 08, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Duke Energy downgraded at BAML on valuation, Atlantic Coast pipeline risks – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), (WKHS) – Workhorse CEO Updates Company’s Progress, SureFly Timeline – Benzinga” published on January 15, 2019 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “State holding open house tonight to present options for closing coal-ash pond at local Duke Energy plant – Charlotte Business Journal” with publication date: January 17, 2019.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Duke Energy had 8 analyst reports since July 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Friday, September 21. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $85 target. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, September 17 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, September 11 report. The firm earned “Sector Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 24 by Howard Weil. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 23 by JP Morgan. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of DUK in report on Monday, November 5 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 9. Barclays Capital maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, November 19. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $88 target.

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Zwj Inv Counsel reported 0.08% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 4,719 were reported by Burke & Herbert Financial Bank &. Brown Brothers …

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 386 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 408.54 million shares or 94.96% less from 8.11 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Zwj Inv Counsel reported 0.08% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 4,719 were reported by Burke & Herbert Financial Bank &. Brown Brothers Harriman stated it has 0.01% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Adirondack Trust holds 1,203 shares. Moreover, Prentiss Smith & Com has 0.05% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 3,322 are owned by Marietta Investment Ltd Com. Biondo Advsr Lc reported 0.89% stake. Comerica Secs Inc reported 6,236 shares. St Germain D J holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 4,566 shares. Old Second Bancorporation Of Aurora owns 0.08% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 2,756 shares. Illinois-based Calamos Wealth Management Lc has invested 0.44% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). M&T Commercial Bank Corp reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Maryland Cap reported 72,899 shares or 0.76% of all its holdings. 11,927 are held by Lehman Fincl Res Inc. Moreover, Ipswich Mngmt Company has 0.76% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Renaissance Technologies Llc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 5.3% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Renaissance Technologies Llc sold 142,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.96% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.54 million shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $213.30 million, down from 2.68M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Renaissance Technologies Llc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $85.6. About 2.69 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 2.97% since January 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500.

Renaissance Technologies Llc, which manages about $63.99 billion and $84.98 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gaming & Leisure Pptys Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 1.58M shares to 6.67 million shares, valued at $245.93 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 929,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.66 million shares, and has risen its stake in Caci Intl Inc (NYSE:CACI).

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, down 3.19 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.94 per share. DUK’s profit will be $648.72M for 23.52 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.65 actual earnings per share reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.85 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “State holding open house tonight to present options for closing coal-ash pond at local Duke Energy plant – Charlotte Business Journal” on January 17, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Many Charlotte-area companies see stock market rebound after worst Christmas Eve in US history – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dominion’s Atlantic Coast nat gas pipeline gets Virginia compressor permit – Seeking Alpha” on January 08, 2019. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “NEE or DUK: Which Utility Stock Should You Buy for 2019? – Yahoo News” published on December 26, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), (WKHS) – Workhorse CEO Updates Company’s Progress, SureFly Timeline – Benzinga” with publication date: January 15, 2019.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Duke Energy had 8 analyst reports since July 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 11 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, September 21. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Monday, September 17 with “Market Perform”. On Wednesday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Monday, November 5 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 19. Howard Weil maintained the shares of DUK in report on Tuesday, July 24 with “Sector Outperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 23 by JP Morgan.

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Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) by 8.73% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with …

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Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) by 8.73% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc sold 18,717 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.96% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 195,647 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $15.66M, down from 214,364 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $85.6. About 2.84 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 2.97% since January 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500. Some Historical DUK News: 21/05/2018 – DUKE RAISES OCONEE 3 REACTOR TO 100% POWER FROM 0% FRIDAY: NRC; 02/04/2018 – DUK SEES NEW CITRUS PLANT’S UNITS 1,2 START SERVICE IN SEPT,NOV; 16/04/2018 – Duke Energy’s $62 M Solar Rebate Program Approved for North Carolina Residential, Business and Nonprofit Customers; 16/04/2018 – Duke Energy’s $62 million solar rebate program approved for North Carolina residential, business and nonprofit customers; 25/05/2018 – Fitch Affirms Duke Energy Florida Project Finance, LLC; 02/04/2018 – DUKE FILES TO RAISE FL RATES TO RECOVER PLANT INVESTMENT COSTS; 13/04/2018 – Duke Energy to deliver $38 million in tax savings to Ohio and Kentucky customers; 03/05/2018 – Duke Energy customers are centerpiece of company’s long-term strategy, CEO Good tells shareholders; 13/04/2018 – DUKE CUTS OCONEE 1 REACTOR TO 0% POWER FROM 100%: NRC; 16/04/2018 – DUKE’S OCONEE 1 REACTOR UP TO 100% POWER FROM 0% FRIDAY: NRC

Cutter & Company Brokerage Inc decreased its stake in Tortoise Energy Infra (TYG) by 53.19% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cutter & Company Brokerage Inc sold 16,553 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,565 shares of the company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $392,000, down from 31,118 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cutter & Company Brokerage Inc who had been investing in Tortoise Energy Infra for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.32 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.86% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $24.66. About 334,539 shares traded. Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:TYG) has declined 15.28% since January 21, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 386 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 408.54 million shares or 94.96% less from 8.11 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 7,306 were accumulated by Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited. Amica Mutual Insurance reported 22,576 shares. 146,023 are held by Thomasville Bank. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System accumulated 0.07% or 58,457 shares. Optimum Invest Advsr holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 8,412 shares. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Company accumulated 8 shares or 0% of the stock. Burke Herbert Bankshares accumulated 4,719 shares. Arbor Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 11,253 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag owns 1.89M shares. Polaris Greystone Group Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fulton Bancorporation Na has 0.24% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 45,546 shares. Murphy Capital stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Brookstone Cap Management holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 18,834 shares. First Heartland Consultants owns 5,405 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Wendell David Associate Incorporated, New Hampshire-based fund reported 5,180 shares.

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Atlantic Coast Pipeline bid to ease stay rejected by appeals court – Seeking Alpha” on January 14, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), (WKHS) – Workhorse CEO Updates Company’s Progress, SureFly Timeline – Benzinga” published on January 15, 2019, Bizjournals.com published: “Timing of federal case could add $1B to Atlantic Coast Pipeline costs – Charlotte Business Journal” on January 15, 2019. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Many Charlotte-area companies see stock market rebound after worst Christmas Eve in US history – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 26, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “NEE or DUK: Which Utility Stock Should You Buy for 2019? – Yahoo News” with publication date: December 26, 2018.

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, which manages about $10.62B and $7.70B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Opap Sa (Adr) (GOFPY) by 114,235 shares to 988,135 shares, valued at $5.12 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson Controls International by 697,711 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.16M shares, and has risen its stake in The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG).

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, down 3.19% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.94 per share. DUK’s profit will be $648.72M for 23.52 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.65 actual earnings per share reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.85% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Duke Energy had 103 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, March 7 with “Neutral”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, April 6. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Monday, February 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, December 26. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 5 by SunTrust. Howard Weil maintained the stock with “Sector Outperform” rating in Tuesday, July 24 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $83 target in Tuesday, January 23 report.

Since November 8, 2018, it had 9 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $65,439 activity. Paquette Jennifer also bought $1,266 worth of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:TYG) shares. Another trade for 390 shares valued at $9,929 was made by THUMMEL ROBERT JOSEPH JR. on Thursday, November 8. The insider MICK JAMES RYAN bought $15,000. 100 Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:TYG) shares with value of $2,511 were bought by BIRZER H KEVIN. 200 shares valued at $4,040 were bought by CICCOTELLO CONRAD S on Tuesday, December 18. On Thursday, November 29 the insider HOLMES NICHOLAS SCOTT bought $4,494.

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