What Duke Energy (DUK) Investors Need to Know

Duke Energy moved -0.6% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $90.04 and a low of $88.27 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $90.01 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $97.56.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. The large-cap power generation company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 4.5%. Duke Energy has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 4.73, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.9.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.45. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:

Date Reported Revenue ($ k) Cost of Revenue ($ k) Gross Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023 29,047,000 22,742,000 22 4.76
2022 28,768,000 22,778,000 21 -4.55
2021 24,621,000 19,133,000 22 10.0
2020 23,366,000 18,806,000 20 -13.04
2019 25,079,000 19,366,000 23 21.05
2018 24,521,000 19,747,000 19

Duke Energy's 21.2% average gross margins are thinner than the 35.4% average of the Utilities—Independent Power Producers industry, implying that the firm might be lacking in competitivity.

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