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Which S&P 500 Utilities Received a Target Price Change?

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According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Duke Energy (DUK) stock offers an upside potential of more than 5% for the next 12 months. Duke Energy is trading at $77.5. Wall Street analysts gave Duke Energy a mean target price of $81.5.

Goldman Sachs cut Duke Energy’s ratings from “neutral” to “sell” last week. Goldman Sachs also cut Duke Energy’s target price from $84.0 to $78.0. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey cut Duke Energy’s target price from $82.0 to $80.0 on March 26, 2018.

Exelon (EXC) stock has a mean target price of $42.1—compared to its current market price of $39.0. Exelon stock has a potential upside of 8% in a year.

Goldman Sachs raised Exelon’s rating from “sell” to “neutral” last week.

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NRG Energy (NRG), the smallest constituent and the most rallied stock in the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU), offers a potential upside of 18% for the next year. NRG Energy is trading at $30.5 with a mean target price of $36.0.

Evercore ISI raised NRG Energy’s target price from $35.0 to $37.5 on March 28, 2018. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey also raised NRG Energy’s target price to $31.0 from $29.0 last week.

NiSource (NI) stock offers a potential upside of more than 8% relative to its current market price of $23.9. NiSource has a mean target price of $25.9.

Citigroup cut NiSource’s target price from $31.0 to $25.0 last week. Citigroup also lowered its ratings on NiSource from “buy” to “neutral.”

CenterPoint Energy (CNP) stock has a mean target price of $28.3 compared to its current market price of $27.4, which indicates an upside potential of more than 3% going forward.

Last week, Citigroup cut CenterPoint Energy’s target price from $30.0 to $27.0.

To learn more, read How California Utilities Are Performing amid Mounting Challenges.

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