Is Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) a Profitable Addition to Your Portfolio?

ESAMANN DOUGLAS F, EVPEnergySolutions&PresMidW&FL, subtracted 4,430 shares of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) from its portfolio at the rate of $92.44 per share valuing $409,521 on Aug 29. The insider left behind 63,622 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $94.94, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $95.38. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $93.65 and a 2nd Support Level at $92.80. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) was $94.49. Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) stock has gained $0.52, or 0.55%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $4.74, or 5.28%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $8.85, or 10.33%. This year-to-date, Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) shares have gained $8.19, or 9.49%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 728,601 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $68,444,784K. Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) generates $24,521 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,666 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 16.11%, a 3-Year Total Return of 18.69%, and a 5-year Total Return of 27.04%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 17.80%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.945 per share on 08/15/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 4.02%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.78.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) reported earnings of $1.12 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.98 per share, representing a 0.14 difference and 14.29% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $1.24 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.21 per share, which was a 2.48% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.73 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.80 and the low estimate was $1.67. In the year-ago quarter, Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) generated per-share earnings of $1.65. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +4.85%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (1,549 shares in total) and 11 sale (26,362 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 7 insider buys amounting to 12,241 shares and 19 insider sales amounting to 36,742 shares. In the past full year, 28 insider purchases were made (involving 264,463 shares) and 81 insider sell-offs equivalent to 278,105 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has a Current Ratio of 0.65, a Quick Ratio of 0.44 and a Cash Ratio of 0.04. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 132.23, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 56.94, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 38.48. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 2.60 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 116.67.