A Sweet Surprise From Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), General Motors Company (GM) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 15.18% and is now up by 4.9% since start of this year. The equity price rose 0.59% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 1.06% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 6.04% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 14.32%.

The shares of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) dropped by -1.24% or -$1.14 from its last recorded high of $91.67 which it attained on March 26 to close at $90.53 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Duke Energy Corporation has been trading as low as $71.96 before witnessing a massive surge by 25.81% or $18.57. This price movement has led to the DUK stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 1.32% on Sunday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.05 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, DUK price stands 7.17% above and 1.55% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.39% which is more than the 1.26% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Duke Energy Corporation with most of them predicting a $90.91 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 0.42% rise in the stock and would lead to DUK’s market cap to surge to $65.29B. The stock has been rated an average 2.8, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 18 analysts that track Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) and find out that 13 of them rated it as a Hold. 4 of the 5 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at DUK technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 55.58 point. Its trading volume has added 1511536 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 5061536 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 3550000 shares, and this is 1.43 times the normal volume.

The price of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) currently stands at $38.94 after it went up by $0.15 or 0.39% and has found a strong support at $38.68 a share. If the GM price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $38.41 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.36% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $39.11, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $39.27 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.66%. The stock has plunged by 0.92% from its 52-weeks high of $38.58 which it reached on Jun. 15, 2018. In general, it is 21.52% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $30.56 and this setback was observed on Oct. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for General Motors Company (GM) for 1 year and it stands at an average $47.33/share. This means that it would likely increase by 21.55% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $38.58 and $39.01. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $33. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $67.

The GM stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 91.22%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.37 which compares to the 1.04 recorded by the industry or the 131.67 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 6.18, which is lower than the 6.81 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 19.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) as a Hold, with 2.1 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 21 analysts that follow GM and found that 5 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 16 were divided, with 15 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying General Motors Company (GM) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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