How to buy Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) shares in the UK
Learn how to easily invest in Duke Energy Corporation shares.
Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. It opened the day at $100.81 after a previous close of $100.28. During the day the price has varied from a low of $100.3601 to a high of $102.05. The latest price was $101.51 (25 minute delay). Duke Energy Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 27,535 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Duke Energy Corporation
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: DUK in this case.
- Research Duke Energy Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Duke Energy Corporation shares. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Duke Energy Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Duke Energy Corporation shares?
- Duke Energy Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Duke Energy Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Duke Energy Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Duke Energy Corporation shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Duke Energy Corporation shares?
- Does Duke Energy Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Duke Energy Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Duke Energy Corporation's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Duke Energy Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $102.17, which is 0.25% down on its pre-crash value of $102.43 and 64.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 $1,046.22.
Duke Energy Corporation share price (NYSE:DUK)Use our graph to track the performance of DUK stocks over time.
Duke Energy Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||$83.154 - $107.333|
|50-day moving average||$101.8118|
|200-day moving average||$101.9229|
|Wall St. target price||$108.26|
|Dividend yield||$3.88 (3.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.91|
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Is it a good time to buy Duke Energy Corporation stock?
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Is Duke Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 27x. In other words, Duke Energy Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8452. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $11.4 billion (£8.4 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$24.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||24.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$80 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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.
Total ESG risk score
Duke Energy Corporation's 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.
- American Electric Power Company (AEP.US): 33.50
- CenterPoint Energy (CNP.US): 29.93
- Ameren Corporation (AEE.US): 37.12
- DTE Energy Company (DTE.US): 32.14
Duke Energy Corporation's 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: 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: 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: 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
|Total ESG score||31.98|
|Total ESG percentile||68.64|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Duke Energy Corporation share dividends
Dividend yield: 3.79% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 3.79% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 73.31% of net profits
Duke Energy Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.79% of its share value annually.
Duke Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 73.31% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Duke Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.88 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 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Duke Energy Corporation's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- American Electric Power Company (AEP.US): 3.43% (3.43% forward annual dividend yield)
- CenterPoint Energy (CNP.US): 2.48% (2.48% forward annual dividend yield)
- Ameren Corporation (AEE.US): 2.50% (2.5% forward annual dividend yield)
- DTE Energy Company (DTE.US): 2.97% (2.97% forward annual dividend yield)
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.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Duke Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $83.154 up to $107.333. 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 0.3345. 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.
- American Electric Power Company (AEP.US): 0.3639
- CenterPoint Energy (CNP.US): 0.9716
- Ameren Corporation (AEE.US): 0.3517
- DTE Energy Company (DTE.US): 0.6878
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