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How to buy Duke Energy Corporation shares

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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$101.14 after a previous close of US$101.06. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD100.035 to a high of USD101.21. The latest price was USD100.25 (25 minute delay). Duke Energy Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Duke Energy Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Duke Energy Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DUK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Duke Energy Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Duke Energy Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Duke Energy Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Duke Energy Corporation share price

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Duke Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
OpenUS$101.14
HighUS$101.21
LowUS$100.035
CloseUS$100.25
Previous closeUS$101.06
Change US$-0.81
Change % -0.8015%
Volume 2,125,721
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$75.1483 - US$99.89
50-day moving average US$92.9949
200-day moving average US$92.1156
Target priceUS$101.91
PE ratio 57.9814
Dividend yield US$3.82 (3.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.719

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Is it a good time to buy Duke Energy Corporation stock?

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Duke Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $100.25

1 week (2021-04-14) 1.48%
1 month (2021-03-19) 8.12%
3 months (2021-01-22) 11.03%
6 months (2020-10-22) 6.77%
1 year (2020-04-22) 15.03%
2 years (2019-04-22) 12.98%
3 years (2018-04-20) 29.06%
5 years (2016-04-22) 30.18%

Is Duke Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Duke Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Duke Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Duke Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Duke Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, Duke Energy Corporation shares trade at around 58x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Duke Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

Duke Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.7532. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Duke Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Duke Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Duke Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$11 billion (£8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Duke Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Duke Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$23.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.68%
Gross profit TTM US$11.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.16%
Return on equity TTM 2.21%
Profit margin 5.87%
Book value 59.821
Market capitalisation US$76.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Duke Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 8.5 million Duke Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 31.1% up from 6.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Duke Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Duke Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Duke Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Duke Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Duke Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.12. In other words for every 100,000 Duke Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2120 shares are currently held short.

However Duke Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Duke Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Duke Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Duke Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Duke Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Duke Energy Corporation shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Duke Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Duke Energy Corporation stock.

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Duke Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Duke Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Duke Energy Corporation's overall score of 31.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Duke Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.6/100

Duke Energy Corporation's environmental score of 15.6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Duke Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.72/100

Duke Energy Corporation's social score of 13.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Duke Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.15/100

Duke Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Duke Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Duke Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Duke Energy Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Duke Energy Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Duke Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.98
Total ESG percentile 68.64
Environmental score 15.6
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.72
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.15
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Duke Energy Corporation share dividends

75%

Dividend payout ratio: 75% of net profits

Recently Duke Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Duke Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Duke Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.82 per share.

Duke Energy Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Duke Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Duke Energy Corporation's shares ever split?

Duke Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 2 July 2012. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Duke Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Duke Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Duke Energy Corporation's share price.

Duke Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Duke Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$75.1483 up to US$99.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Duke Energy Corporation's is 0.2361. This would suggest that Duke Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Duke Energy Corporation overview

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable sources, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity. It also engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and load-serving entities. This segment serves approximately 7.9 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States covering a service territory of approximately 91,000 square miles; and owns approximately 50,807 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation natural gas customers; and owns, operates, and invests in pipeline transmission and natural gas storage facilities. It has approximately 1.6 million customers, including 1.1 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as 541,000 customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The Commercial Renewables segment acquires, owns, develops, builds, and operates wind and solar renewable generation projects, including nonregulated renewable energy and energy storage services to utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. It has 21 wind, 150 solar, and 2 battery storage facilities, as well as 11 fuel cell locations with a capacity of 2,282 MW across 19 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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