What Should Investors Know About Duke Energy (DUK) Stock?

More and more people are talking about Duke Energy over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Utilities—Independent Power Producers stock at a price of $97.64? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Duke Energy has moved -14.5% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -5.8%

  • DUK has an average analyst rating of buy and is -8.82% away from its mean target price of $107.08 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $4.74

  • Duke Energy has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $5.98 and its forward P/E ratio is 16.3

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.6 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Duke Energy is part of the Utilities sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.89 and an average P/B of 1.03

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-4,542,875,136.00, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States.

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