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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Duke Energy Corporation, DUK

Duke Energy Corporation, DUK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Duke Energy Corporation, DUKĀ  has a market cap of 56123.66. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Duke Energy Corporation, DUK performance year to date is 15.11%. Today Duke Energy Corporation, DUK has gained 0.18%, with a current price of 79.66.

Ownership of the company is 0.07% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 58.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 87.00%. Return of assets are at 2.10%, with return on investment at 4.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Duke Energy Corporation, DUK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1.12. With a profit margin of 11.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 70.00%, and operating margin of 22.40%. Duke Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Duke Energy Corporation, DUK has seen a EPS growth of 15.80%. A performance for the year of 20.47%. The 52-week high is -7.83%, and the 52-week low is 25.46%. The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation, DUK is 3522600.

With a target price of 85.82, can Duke Energy Corporation, DUK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Duke Energy Corporation, DUK. Duke Energy Corporation has a P/E of 20.91 and a forward P/E of 16.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.81. Duke Energy Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.45 and 1.38 respectively. For P/cash, Duke Energy Corporation has a value of 83.02, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 79.66, Duke Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.29%. We see a return on equity of 6.60%.

Looking more long-term Duke Energy Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.35%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.80% for this year and for the last five years a 6.10% growth has been seen.

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