Elkfork Partners LLC Invests $4.40 Million in Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Stock

The W.S. Lee project has benefited more than 150 companies locally in South Carolina across the U.S. and around the world

The institutional investor held 17,311 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.46 million, up from 11,278 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cypress Semiconductor Corp now has $6.15B valuation.

The shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) went up during the trading session by $0.53 on Friday, trading at $76.67. About 3.99M shares traded. Constellium N.V. (NYSE:CSTM) has risen 63.85% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending.

Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 7 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 26 by Jefferies. Barclays Capital downgraded Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) on Tuesday, October 31 to "Equal-Weight" rating. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Duke Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. SunTrust Banks set a $82.00 price target on Duke Energy and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform". The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Morgan Stanley. Oppenheimer initiated Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) rating on Tuesday, December 15. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. Commercial Bank Of Hawaii, a Hawaii-based fund reported 42,456 shares.

Gotham Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It also upped Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) stake by 10,153 shares and now owns 28,085 shares. Apogee Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:APOG) was raised too.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.13. (NYSE:APB) or 27,208 shares. 290.88 million shares or 7.29% less from 313.76 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Axa accumulated 508,819 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Advisory Serv Networks Lc owns 5,517 shares. Heritage Investors Mngmt invested in 0.13% or 25,374 shares. Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 59,618 shares. Prudential Public Limited reported 8,820 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 3,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 34,115 shares in the company, valued at $3,038,964.20. Moreover, Gabelli Funds Lc has 0.4% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Hightower Ltd Liability Corporation reported 43,572 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Interocean Cap Lc holds 0.13% or 11,917 shares. On Monday, January 22 Voyles Robb L. sold $2.16M worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 39,287 shares. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 26,754 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $2,244,000 after acquiring an additional 9,213 shares in the last quarter. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 160,000 shares. Amica Mutual Insurance Commerce holds 188,163 shares.

DUK has flown up as the subject of gossips for a number of analysts.

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For the current Fiscal Quarter, 10 analysts on average are expecting earnings of $0.98 per share.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 2 sales for $225,256 activity. 20,652 shares were sold by GEHA SAM, worth $363,358. Shares for $251,835 were sold by McKeon Timothy. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 69% are positive. Financial specialists have a propensity for following stock value levels in connection to their 52-week high and low levels. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $79.52. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Thursday, August 10 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, February 22 by UBS. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, September 26 by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, May 1 report. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $85.13. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of DUK in report on Monday, October 19 with "Neutral" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Friday, August 7.

Duke Energy Corporation a U.S. based Company, belongs to Utilities sector and Electric Utilities industry. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.81 EPS. DUK's profit will be $815.72 million for 17.21 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. New Jersey-based Princeton Strategies Grp Incorporated Ltd Com has invested 0.24% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). The stock increased 1.14% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $50.78. About 757,702 shares traded. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Monday, April 2 with "Hold" rating. DUK underperformed the S&P500 by 18.42%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3.

Several analysts have weighed in on DUK shares. 125 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 389.71 million shares or 0.49% less from 391.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. This information shouldn't be overlooked due to the greatly float size in the stock of 1.42B shares.

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