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NYSE:DUK

Duke Energy Stock Competitors

$99.88
+2.23 (+2.28%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$97.31
$99.95
50-Day Range
$96.62
$103.78
52-Week Range
$85.56
$108.38
Volume
3.11 million shs
Average Volume
2.61 million shs
Market Capitalization
$76.84 billion
P/E Ratio
25.74
Dividend Yield
4.03%
Beta
0.32

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Vs. NEE, SO, ES, EIX, PPL, FE, ETR, PNW, OGE, and IDA

Should you be buying Duke Energy stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Duke Energy include NextEra Energy (NEE), Southern (SO), Eversource Energy (ES), Edison International (EIX), PPL (PPL), FirstEnergy (FE), Entergy (ETR), Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), OGE Energy (OGE), and IDACORP (IDA). These companies are all part of the "electric utilities" industry.

Duke Energy vs.

Southern (NYSE:SO) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, risk, earnings and community ranking.

In the previous week, Duke Energy had 10 more articles in the media than Southern. MarketBeat recorded 13 mentions for Duke Energy and 3 mentions for Southern. Duke Energy's average media sentiment score of 0.73 beat Southern's score of -0.15 indicating that Duke Energy is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southern
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Duke Energy
5 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Southern presently has a consensus target price of $68.91, indicating a potential upside of 9.68%. Duke Energy has a consensus target price of $103.82, indicating a potential upside of 3.94%. Given Southern's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Southern is more favorable than Duke Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southern
3 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.45
Duke Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25

Southern has a net margin of 13.40% compared to Duke Energy's net margin of 12.58%. Southern's return on equity of 11.38% beat Duke Energy's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southern 13.40% 11.38% 2.98%
Duke Energy 12.58% 8.69% 2.53%

59.2% of Southern shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of Duke Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Southern shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Southern pays out 93.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Duke Energy pays out 101.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Southern has raised its dividend for 20 consecutive years and Duke Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years. Southern is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Southern has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Energy has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Southern has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Duke Energy. Southern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Duke Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southern$20.38 billion3.27$3.13 billion$2.8322.20
Duke Energy$23.87 billion3.22$1.38 billion$3.8825.74

Duke Energy received 68 more outperform votes than Southern when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 56.43% of users gave Duke Energy an outperform vote while only 53.59% of users gave Southern an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
SouthernOutperform Votes
507
53.59%
Underperform Votes
439
46.41%
Duke EnergyOutperform Votes
575
56.43%
Underperform Votes
444
43.57%

Summary

Southern beats Duke Energy on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding DUK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) vs. Its Competitors

TypeDuke EnergyElectric & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$75.13B$18.90B$12.19B$15.21B
Dividend Yield4.03%3.60%3.74%3.18%
P/E Ratio25.7416.1712.7622.96
Price / Sales3.223.602,041.7731.24
Price / Cash7.678.6921.1888.67
Price / Book1.561.952.247.60
Net Income$1.38B$545.28M$642.65M$374.73M
7 Day Performance0.60%-1.07%-0.72%-3.08%
1 Month Performance-1.13%-3.70%-2.67%-6.93%
1 Year Performance9.58%-1.00%15.44%21.42%

Duke Energy Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NEE
NextEra Energy
2.6917 of 5 stars
$88.03
+0.7%
$86.29
+2.0%
+20.0%$172.73B$18.00B73.362,018Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
SO
Southern
2.2569 of 5 stars
$62.83
+1.3%
$68.91
+9.7%
+1.5%$66.59B$20.38B22.202,018Insider Selling
ES
Eversource Energy
2.1973 of 5 stars
$85.30
+2.6%
$89.29
+4.7%
-1.7%$29.33B$8.90B24.809,299
EIX
Edison International
2.6148 of 5 stars
$66.61
+1.7%
$66.00
+0.9%
+8.2%$25.29B$13.58B33.1413,351Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
PPL
PPL
2.8615 of 5 stars
$28.66
+1.5%
$36.40
+27.0%
+0.7%$22.06B$7.61B-16.7612,318Short Interest ↑
FE
FirstEnergy
1.8565 of 5 stars
$38.84
+0.6%
$41.17
+6.0%
+39.2%$21.03B$10.79B19.1312,153
ETR
Entergy
2.614 of 5 stars
$103.26
+1.2%
$114.86
+11.2%
-3.2%$20.75B$10.11B16.6813,400
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
2.6715 of 5 stars
$66.17
+0.9%
$75.25
+13.7%
-18.7%$7.46B$3.59B13.086,026Short Interest ↑
OGE
OGE Energy
2.7881 of 5 stars
$35.94
+2.1%
$37.00
+2.9%
+10.2%$7.19B$2.12B15.292,360Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
IDA
IDACORP
2.2715 of 5 stars
$106.89
+0.3%
$106.00
+0.8%
+16.9%$5.40B$1.35B21.641,950
POR
Portland General Electric
2.1315 of 5 stars
$50.48
+0.6%
$49.80
+1.3%
+21.5%$4.51B$2.15B19.722,870Short Interest ↓
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.6348 of 5 stars
$39.15
+0.1%
$37.75
+3.6%
+9.6%$4.28B$2.58B17.713,702Short Interest ↓
PNM
PNM Resources
2.0265 of 5 stars
$45.27
+0.2%
$47.00
+3.8%
-7.9%$3.89B$1.52B20.121,708Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
ALE
ALLETE
2.7398 of 5 stars
$61.21
+0.4%
$67.33
+10.0%
+6.6%$3.22B$1.17B20.751,342
OTTR
Otter Tail
2.3265 of 5 stars
$67.02
+0.5%
$75.00
+11.9%
+65.8%$2.78B$890.11M19.432,074News Coverage
MGEE
MGE Energy
2.3848 of 5 stars
$75.69
+1.7%
$69.00
+8.8%
+8.1%$2.69B$538.63M25.15723Ex-Dividend
Positive News
ARRY
Array Technologies
2.1999 of 5 stars
$16.87
+4.7%
$30.16
+78.8%
-52.9%$2.28B$872.66M-56.23389Analyst Report
UTL
Unitil
2.5698 of 5 stars
$41.95
+0.7%
$49.00
+16.8%
-1.6%$670.07M$418.60M17.93512
This page was last updated on 12/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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