Duke Energy (DUK) Receives a Hold from Credit Suisse
In a report released yesterday, Michael Weinstein W. from Credit Suisse maintained a Hold rating on Duke Energy (DUK), with a price target of $92.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $95.89.
According to TipRanks.com, W. is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 32.1% and a 66.4% success rate. W. covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Nextera Energy Partners, Pinnacle West Capital, and Consolidated Edison.
Currently, the analyst consensus on Duke Energy is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $94.33.
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Based on Duke Energy’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $6.72 billion and net profit of $1.3 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $6.94 billion and had a net profit of $1.34 billion.
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Duke Energy Corp. engages in distribution of natural gas and energy related services. It operates through the following segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment conducts operations primarily through the regulated public utilities of Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Florida, Duke Energy Indiana and Duke Energy Ohio. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment focuses on natural gas operations primarily through the regulated public utilities of Piedmont and Duke Energy Ohio. The Commercial Renewables segment acquires, develops, builds, operates, and owns wind and solar renewable generation throughout the continental United States. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
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