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Is Duke Energy Corporation(NYSE: DUK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Duke Energy Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Duke Energy Corporation, is 2960.92, and so far today it has a volume of 2952500. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 14.28%.

To help you determine whether Duke Energy Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.76 and forward P/E is 16.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Duke Energy Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.77. P/S ratio is 2.39 and the P/B ratio is 1.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 80.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Duke Energy Corporation is trading at, 79.09 (-1.19% today), Duke Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 87.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.81, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 2.96% after growing 15.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -14.80%, and -1.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 691.26, and the number of shares float is 688.38. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.07%, and institutional ownership is at 58.40%. The float short is 2.33%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.43. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.10%, and also a return on investment of 4.90%.

The ability for Duke Energy Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1 and total debt/equity is 1.12. In terms of margins, Duke Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 70.00%, with its operating margin at 22.40%, and Duke Energy Corporation has a profit margin of 11.40%.

The 52 week high is -9.87%, with 24.56% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.56%.

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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