Dividend Growth of Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Duke Energy Corporation(DUK) is having a Dividend Yield of 4.45% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $3.36. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.86. Duke Energy Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 4.22% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $3.42. Duke Energy Corporation(DUK) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 4, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.86. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $3.42. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 4.45%. Duke Energy Corporation(DUK) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.72 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.71. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Duke Energy Corporation(DUK) is at the rate of 7.85% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.19. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rose 2.76% or 2.12 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $77.17 the stock was seen hitting $79.21 as a peak level and $76.77 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $78.9. The daily volume was measured at 6,795,552 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $87.75 and the 52-week low is $72.34. The company has a market cap of $54,357 million. Shares of Duke Energy Corporation rose by 2.6% in the last five trading days and 2.93% for the last 4 weeks. Duke Energy Corporation is up 6.26% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.78%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.08% of Duke Energy Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 57.01% of Duke Energy Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of 12.83%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 22, 2016, Frank H Yoho (EVP&Pres Natural Gas Business) purchased 14,850 shares at 74.00 per share price.On Nov 21, 2016, John H Forsgren (director) purchased 1,000 shares at 77.80 per share price.On Nov 21, 2016, Steven K Young (EVP & CFO) sold 6,800 shares at 74.17 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Duke Energy Corp was Initiated by Credit Suisse to Neutral on Jan 25, 2017. Duke Energy Corp was Downgraded by Citigroup to Sell on Jan 11, 2017. Duke Energy Corp was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to Underperform on Nov 22, 2016.

Duke Energy Corp Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 16, 2017. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.83.Analysts expectations of $ 5978.38.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.87 EPS.

Duke Energy Corporation is an integrated energy and energy services provider with the ability to offer physical delivery and management of both electricity and natural gas throughout the U.S. and abroad. Duke Energy provides these and other services through seven business segments: Electric Operations; Natural Gas Transmission; Field Services; Trading and Marketing; Global Asset Development; Other Energy Services; Real Estate Operations.

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