Duke Energy (DUK) is the second-largest utility holding company by market capitalization in the country. Duke Energy stock hasn’t been active for the last few months. So far, the stock has fallen 8% in 2018. Duke Energy has one of the most alluring dividend profiles among its peers. To learn more, read Comparing Duke Energy’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers.
Currently, Duke Energy stock is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.0x. Duke Energy’s five-year historical average valuation is ~21x. Duke Energy stock appears to be trading at a premium compared to its historical valuation.
Duke Energy stock is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 10.6x—compared to its five-year historical average of 11.0x. As a result, Duke Energy stock seems to be trading at a discount compared to its historical average given its EV-to-EBITDA valuation.
Analysts’ views and target price
Analysts seem to be cautious about Duke Energy (DUK) stock. Of the 17 analysts tracking Duke Energy, nine recommend a “hold,” one recommends a “strong buy,” and four recommend a “buy.” One analyst recommends a “strong sell,” while two recommend a “sell” as of May 9.
Duke Energy stock offers a potential upside of 5% for the next year. Wall Street analysts have given Duke Energy a mean target price of $82.0—compared to its current market price of $77.88.