- DUK has 12x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 2.45 mentions/day.
- DUK has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $295.1 million.
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The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy has a market cap of $60.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. The stock has a beta of 0.30 and a short float of 1.4% with 2.68 days to cover. Shares are up 24.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Electric Utilities industry average. The net income increased by 26.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1,004.00 million to $1,274.00 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- 40.33% is the gross profit margin for DUKE ENERGY CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 19.90% is above that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $2,548.00 million or 18.67% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, DUKE ENERGY CORP's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 19.48%.
- DUKE ENERGY CORP's earnings per share declined by 6.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DUKE ENERGY CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.63 versus $3.06 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.58 versus $3.63).
- You can view the full Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report.