Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)?

Van Cleef Asset Managementinc bought 6,666 shares as the company's stock declined 8.40% with the market. The hedge fund run by Tony Chedraoui held 2.48 million shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $46.93 million, up from 600,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 37,175 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,040,171.50. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc increased Synnex Corp (SNX) stake by 17.2% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Long Pond Capital Lp bought 106,638 shares as the company's stock declined 8.43% with the market. About 9.71M shares traded. Synnex Corp now has $4.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $76.67. About 419,618 shares traded or 52.21% up from the average.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) EVP Julia S. Janson sold 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, February 24th.

Among 23 analysts covering Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Duke Energy had 85 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Monday, March 5. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Swiss Retail Bank invested 0.3% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equal-Weight" rating and $96 target in Wednesday, December 13 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 20. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of DUK in report on Friday, August 7 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Neutral" on Monday, February 22. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral". Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 0.68 and a quick ratio of 0.42.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in DUK. 100 funds opened positions while 348 raised stakes. The utilities provider reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.03. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $716.70 billion market cap company. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 59,618 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, January 28 by SunTrust. Union Bancorporation has invested 1.19% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fincl Advisory Incorporated holds 6,538 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Marietta Investment Partners Ltd Llc reported 4,192 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 3,761 were accumulated by Crestwood Grp Inc Lc.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States. Smith Chas P & Associate Pa Cpas owns 17,413 shares. (NYSE:FCX). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.03% or 578,000 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 selling transactions for $211.49 million activity. Carre Eric sold 2,301 shares worth $112,337. Therefore 88% are positive. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. grew its position in Duke Energy by 7.9% during the 4th quarter. As per Tuesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Finally, Wells Fargo restated a "market perform" rating and issued a $82.00 target price (down previously from $92.00) on shares of Duke Energy in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. DNB Markets downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, October 31 report. The stock has "Neutral" rating by SunTrust on Monday, September 26. Citigroup maintained SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) on Tuesday, March 29 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Friday, June 24 with "Buy".

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 2 investors sold Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund shares while 5 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. Manufacturers Life Co The stated it has 0.01% in SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX). Wellington Shields And Com Limited Com invested in 0.29% or 6,353 shares. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C owns 3,898 shares or 0.3% of their U.S. portfolio. 11,567 were accumulated by Horizon Ltd Liability Corp. Highland Cap Mgmt Llc owns 0.17% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 45,915 shares. Bb&T Secs Ltd Llc holds 391,641 shares. 11,230 are held by M&R Capital Management. Asset Management One has invested 0.03% in Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV). Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 10,284 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 263,940 are held by Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt. Shell Asset invested in 188,344 shares. Geode Capital Management Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX).

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