Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) Upward Momentum Touches New Heights

Investors are more bullish on shares of Duke Energy Corp recently as inferred by the motion in short interest. AHL Partners LLP now owns 14,609 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $1,221,000 after buying an additional 4,100 shares during the last quarter. AHL Partners LLP lifted its holdings in Duke Energy Corporation by 39.0% during the 2nd quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.29% of the company's stock. The New York-based Asset Strategies has invested 0.49% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK). Short shares fell 412,414 over that period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,116 shares of the company's stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 866 shares in the last quarter. First City Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Duke Energy Corporation by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 8,216 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $687,000 after buying an additional 7,933 shares during the last quarter. Birch Hill Investment Lc invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK). Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 3,958 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $325,000 after purchasing an additional 19 shares during the period. (Progress Energy), Duke Energy Progress, LLC (Duke Energy Progress), Duke Energy Florida, LLC (Duke Energy Florida), Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. Hodges Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,105 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $594,000 after purchasing an additional 19 shares during the period.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE DUK) opened at $89.88 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $62,220.83, a P/E ratio of 19.98, a P/E/G ratio of 4.86 and a beta of 0.26. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Duke Energy Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.81 with 700.00M shares now outstanding.

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Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy), launched on May 3, 2005, is an energy company. The firm had revenue of $6.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $7.43 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.68 EPS. equities analysts expect that Duke Energy Corporation will post 4.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a dividend of $0.855 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $3.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.42%. BMO Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) rating on Thursday, May 11. Sunbelt Securities Inc. boosted its position in Duke Energy Corporation by 14.3% in the second quarter. "WI" was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. If you are viewing this article on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright law. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/14/capital-research-global-investors-sells-2295500-shares-of-duke-energy-corporation-duk.html.

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Analysts await Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 15. With 2.17 million avg volume, 4 days are for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)'s short sellers to cover DUK's short positions. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Duke Energy Corporation from $87.00 to $89.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $84.00 price target (up from $83.00) on shares of Duke Energy Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Bollard Grp Inc Ltd Liability Com holds 0.68% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) for 150,204 shares. $82.53's average target is -8.26% below currents $89.96 stock price. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. If the $97.06 price target is reached, the company will be worth $5.03 billion more. Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. The Company operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure; Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,165 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $90,637.

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