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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)?

The company in question is, Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) currently with a stock price of 79.23 (-0.06% today). The market cap for Duke Energy Corporation is 56622.57, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Duke Energy Corporation is 85.76. Currently Duke Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 20.81, and a forward P/E of 16.8. Average volume for Duke Energy Corporation is 3096.76 and so far today it is 322291.

Performance in the last year for Duke Energy Corporation has been 21.14%. For EPS growth, Duke Energy Corporation has seen a growth of 15.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.10% over the last five years and could be 4.35% for the next five years. Duke Energy Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -14.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.51%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.12%.

Since the IPO date for Duke Energy Corporation on the 4/6/1983, Duke Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 14.56%. With Duke Energy Corporation trading at 79.23, the dividend yield is 4.31%, and the EPS is 3.81.

So could Duke Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.81. The PEG is 4.79, P/S is 2.47 and the P/B is at 1.37. The P/cash is 83.76, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Duke Energy Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1, and total debt/equity at 1.12.

In terms of margins, Duke Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 70.00%, an operating margin of 22.40% and a profit margin of 11.40%.Payout ratio for Duke Energy Corporation is 87.00%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 4.90%.

Insider ownership for Duke Energy Corporation, is at 0.07% and institutional ownership comes to 58.40%. Outstanding shares are at 714.21. While shares float is 688.38. The float short is currently 2.48%, and short ratio is 5.52.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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