How Does Wall Street View Duke Energy?



Wall Street analysts and Duke Energy

As of September 20, Reuters has compiled data from 19 analysts tracking Duke Energy (DUK) stock. Two of them have recommended a “strong buy,” and five have rated it a “buy.” One analyst has recommended a “sell.” The rest of them have recommended a “hold.”

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Duke Energy’s price target

On September 20, Duke Energy closed at $80.62. The mean price target for the stock in the next year is $85.10, an upside of 5.6% from its current level.

On September 11, Morgan Stanley raised its target price for DUK to $91 from $86. Since then, DUK stock has fallen 0.9%.

Recommendations for peers

Based on Wall Street analysts’ mean price target for the next 12 months, Southern Company (SO) could rise 5.9% from its last closing price, while American Electric Power Company (AEP) could have an upside potential of 7.1%.

NextEra Energy (NEE) could see an upside of 5.7% based on analysts’ mean price target. NEE makes up ~11.5% of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) and has the highest weight of any utility stock in the fund.


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