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Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 53165.21. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Duke Energy Corporation is 78.27 (with a change from open of 1.78%), this in conjunction with a target price of 85.24. Volume today has so far reached 1713680, with an average volume of about 2992.26. The GAP for this stock, is 0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 20.12, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.23. The current EPS for Duke Energy Corporation, is 3.81, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.76%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Duke Energy Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 2.83% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.35%. Quarter over quarter is -14.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.07% and institutional ownership is 58.10%. Shares outstanding is 693.61, while shares float is at a value of 688.38. Float short for Duke Energy Corporation is 2.33% and the short ratio is 5.37.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.12. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 70.00% and their operating margin is 22.40%. The profit margin is 11.40%.

Duke Energy Corporation has seen returns on assets of 2.10%, and on investment, 4.90%. Return on equity is 6.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.63. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.32, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.32 and Price/cash is 78.65, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -2.89% and 0.07% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.80% and the 52 week low is 23.27%.

Duke Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.46%, with a current price of 78.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 87.00%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. Duke Energy Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that Duke Energy Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.57%, with performance for the month coming to -2.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.64%, and for the half year the performance is 10.36%. Volatility for this week is 1.50% and for the month this is 2.03%.

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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