Thinking of Buying Duke Energy (DUK)? Here's What You Need to Know.

Shares of Utilities sector company Duke Energy moved 0.3% today, and are now trading at a price of $93.62. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 1,770,100 compared to its average volume of 2,846,880. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. The company is based in Charlotte and has 27,859 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $72,148,443,136. Duke Energy currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 4.3% per year.

14 analysts are following Duke Energy and have set target prices ranging from $90.0 to $120.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, DUK is trading -10.1% away from its average analyst target price of $104.14 per share.

Over the last year, DUK shares have gone down by -1503.0%, which represents a difference of -2629.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $113.67 per share and its 52 week low is $83.76. Although Duke Energy's average free cash flow over the last 4 years has been $18.35 Billion, they have been decreasing at an average rate of -2.7%. For this reason, investors may continue to shun the stock.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cashflow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-27 5,927,000 -11,367,000 17,294,000 -3.95
2022-02-24 8,290,000 -9,715,000 18,005,000 -4.04
2021-02-25 8,856,000 -9,907,000 18,763,000 -2.94
2020-02-20 8,209,000 -11,122,000 19,331,000 n/a
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