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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. It opened the day at $91.25 after a previous close of $91.76. During the day the price has varied from a low of $90.9 to a high of $91.89. The latest price was $91.54 (25 minute delay). Duke Energy Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 29,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Duke Energy Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DUK in this case.
  5. Research Duke Energy Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Duke Energy Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Duke Energy Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Duke Energy Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $92.07, which is 10.11% down on its pre-crash value of $102.43 and 48.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $62.13.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Duke Energy Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $656.90 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $942.80.

Duke Energy Corporation share price

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Duke Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$91.25
High$91.89
Low$90.9
Close$91.54
Previous close$91.76
Change $-0.22
Change % -0.24%
Volume 3,143,948
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$60.1071 - $100.4107
50-day moving average $92.6762
200-day moving average $86.9916
Wall St. target price$98.06
PE ratio 32.8582
Dividend yield $3.86 (4.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.729
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Fineco
£2.95
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
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IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
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AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
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No minimum
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0.5% - 0.95%
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Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
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£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
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Is it a good time to buy Duke Energy Corporation stock?

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Duke Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $91.54

1 week (2021-01-11) 2.52%
1 month (2020-12-18) 1.35%
3 months (2020-10-16) -0.90%
6 months (2020-07-17) 11.09%
1 year (2020-01-17) -2.33%
2 years (2019-01-18) 6.94%
3 years (2018-01-18) 18.36%
5 years (2016-01-15) 27.00%

Is Duke Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Duke Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Duke Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Duke Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Duke Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Duke Energy Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Duke Energy Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the utilities-regulated electric industry or those of similar companies.

Duke Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

Duke Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.1433. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Duke Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Duke Energy Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Duke Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Duke Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $11 billion (£8.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Duke Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Duke Energy Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Duke Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $23.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.64%
Gross profit TTM $11.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.21%
Return on equity TTM 3.9%
Profit margin 8.89%
Book value $59.842
Market capitalisation $66 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Duke Energy Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DUK.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.7 million Duke Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 83.7% down from 35.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Duke Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Duke Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Duke Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Duke Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.83. In other words for every 100,000 Duke Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1830 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Duke Energy Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Duke Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Duke Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Duke Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Duke Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Duke Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0078% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Duke Energy Corporation shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Duke Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Duke Energy Corporation stock.

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Duke Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Duke Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Duke Energy Corporation's overall score of 31.98 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Duke Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Duke Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.6/100

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental score of 15.6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Duke Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.72/100

Duke Energy Corporation's social score of 13.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Duke Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.15/100

Duke Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Duke Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Duke Energy Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Duke Energy Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Duke Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.98
Total ESG percentile 68.64
Environmental score 15.6
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.72
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.15
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Duke Energy Corporation share dividends

76%

Dividend payout ratio: 76.4% of net profits

Recently Duke Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 76.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Duke Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Duke Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.86 per share.

Duke Energy Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Duke Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Duke Energy Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Duke Energy Corporation's shares ever split?

Duke Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 3 July 2012. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Duke Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Duke Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Duke Energy Corporation's share price.

Duke Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Duke Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.1071 up to $100.4107. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Duke Energy Corporation's is 0.2142. This would suggest that Duke Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Duke Energy Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Duke Energy Corporation overview

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable sources, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It also engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and load-serving entities. This segment serves approximately 7.8 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States covering a service territory of approximately 91,000 square miles; and owns approximately 51,144 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation natural gas customers; and owns, operates, and invests in pipeline transmission and natural gas storage facilities. It has approximately 1.6 million customers, including 1.1 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as 535,000 customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The Commercial Renewables segment acquires, owns, develops, builds, and operates wind and solar renewable generation projects, including nonregulated renewable energy and energy storage services to utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. It has 22 wind, 126 solar, and 1 battery storage facilities, as well as 11 fuel cell locations with a capacity of 2,282 MW across 19 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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