Unusual Social Activity Around Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Today

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Duke Energy Corporation as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • DUK has more that 20x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 2.19 mentions/day.
  • DUK has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $180.9 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on DUK:

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Power. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.4%. DUK has a PE ratio of 23.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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