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Elkfork Partners LLC Invests $4.40 Million in Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Stock

17 April 2018

Hsbc Holdings Plc acquired 789,617 shares as Duke Energy Corp New (DUK)'s stock declined 8.40%. The institutional investor held 18,782 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.58M, up from 10,132 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States.The company has $56.28 billion market cap. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 7,495,715 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $629,156,000 after purchasing an additional 165,972 shares during the last quarter. About 3,972 shares traded or 2.64% up from the average.

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 16th. DUK underperformed the S&P500 by 18.42%.

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Novo (NVO) by 31.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hellman Jordan Management Company Inc bought 12,090 shares as the company's stock declined 2.35% with the market. The hedge fund run by Dan Sobol held 922,605 shares of the metal fabrications company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.29 million, up from 653,605 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $50.78. About 660,095 shares traded. Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (NYSE:MSP) has declined 5.71% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500. 1,916 are held by Perigon Wealth Management Lc. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree Tr (DON) by 136,810 shares in the quarter, for a total of 202,599 shares, and has risen its stake in Sanofi (NYSE:SNY).

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Confine focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -1.91% and monthly performance was -0.43%. It improved, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 352 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com owns 0.1% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 36,587 shares. The company was maintained on Sunday, July 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup stated it has 827,179 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Moreover, Gilman Hill Asset Mngmt Lc has 1.61% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 46,930 shs. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, December 11 with "Hold". Hyman Charles D holds 1.39% or 143,742 shares. As Duke Energy Corporation has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 2.29, 21.2 and 1.29 respectively. 5,027 are held by Cedar Hill Limited Liability Corp. Taking short look on returns of the firm, net profit margin recorded as 70.40% while operating profit margin was 24.50%, whereas price to sale ratio stands at 2.26 and it indicates how much investor paid for a share compared to the sales a company generated per share. Numeric Invsts Llc holds 49,900 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Carnegie Asset Mngmt Limited reported 13,551 shares. D E Shaw And stated it has 434,629 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Park National Corporation Oh owns 73,501 shares. 290.88 million shares or 7.29% less from 313.76 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 47% are positive. Duke Energy had 85 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Duke Energy from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 4 by Argus Research. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Finally, Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $96.00 price objective on shares of Duke Energy in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $90.0 target. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy" on Thursday, October 26. As per Tuesday, November 14, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, May 1 report. Calamos Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.5% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fil invested in 0.2% or 1.50 million shares. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Duke Energy will post 4.7 earnings per share for the current year. Therefore 88% are positive. Analysts on average have given a price target of $81.64 to Duke Energy Corporation stock. The stock of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, March 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 1. Macquarie Research maintained New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Monday, February 22. Craig Hallum maintained the shares of CY in report on Friday, July 29 with "Buy" rating. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Wednesday, December 13.

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Elkfork Partners LLC Invests $4.40 Million in Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Stock