1. As of noon trading, Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK) is down $0.37 (-0.6%) to $65.68 on light volume. Thus far, 552,065 shares of Duke Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.57-$66.04 after having opened the day at $65.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.05.

Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $46.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report now.

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