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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 3153.67, and so far today it has a volume of 779836. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 22.13%.

To help you determine whether Duke Energy Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.68 and forward P/E is 17.98. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Duke Energy Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.7. P/S ratio is 2.56 and the P/B ratio is 1.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 75.61 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Duke Energy Corporation is trading at, 84.76 (-0.73% today), Duke Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.87%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 85.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.44% after growing 15.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -8.10%, and -7.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 689, and the number of shares float is 688.24. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 57.10%. The float short is 2.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.38. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.20%, and also a return on investment of 4.90%.

The ability for Duke Energy Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.96 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Duke Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 69.20%, with its operating margin at 22.80%, and Duke Energy Corporation has a profit margin of 11.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.92%, with 32.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.90% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.18%.

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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