Catawba Capital Management Has Trimmed By $583,905 Its Duke Energy (DUK) Holding; Truepoint Has Decreased Cintas (CTAS) Stake

Truepoint Inc decreased Cintas Corp (CTAS) stake by 83.95% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Truepoint Inc sold 2,301 shares as Cintas Corp (CTAS)’s stock rose 2.03%. The Truepoint Inc holds 440 shares with $63,000 value, down from 2,741 last quarter. Cintas Corp now has $17.08 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.98% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $160.46. About 449,058 shares traded. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has risen 32.38% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.68% the S&P500.

Catawba Capital Management decreased Duke Energy Corp (DUK) stake by 9.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Catawba Capital Management sold 7,035 shares as Duke Energy Corp (DUK)’s stock rose 6.39%. The Catawba Capital Management holds 64,017 shares with $5.37M value, down from 71,052 last quarter. Duke Energy Corp now has $55.23B valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $78.9. About 3.21M shares traded or 21.37% up from the average. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, up 13.58% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.81 per share. DUK’s profit will be $643.98 million for 21.44 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Duke Energy has $96 highest and $71 lowest target. $83.32’s average target is 5.60% above currents $78.9 stock price. Duke Energy had 65 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 12 to “Neutral”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Argus Research. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Monday, October 19 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 15 by Argus Research. The company was maintained on Monday, August 29 by Suntrust Robinson. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of DUK in report on Tuesday, February 2 to “Market Perform” rating. As per Monday, November 6, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. SunTrust maintained the shares of DUK in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Pennsylvania-based Fulton Financial Bank Na has invested 0.26% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Cleararc Inc has 17,968 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Amica Retiree Med Tru stated it has 4,070 shares. Of Vermont accumulated 15,143 shares. The Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc has invested 0.01% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Wasatch Advisors Incorporated owns 78,438 shares. Utd Serv Automobile Association accumulated 1.14 million shares. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership has 5,529 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 383 were accumulated by Tci Wealth Advsrs. Wealthfront invested 0.03% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fiduciary Fincl Services Of The Southwest Tx has invested 1.71% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Greenleaf Tru has 0.01% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Cap Invsts has invested 0.22% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Benin Management Corp invested in 0.15% or 4,446 shares. Retirement Of Alabama owns 339,550 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cintas has $185.0 highest and $80 lowest target. $146.45’s average target is -8.73% below currents $160.46 stock price. Cintas had 40 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. Macquarie Research initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $130 target in Friday, August 26 report.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $371,980 activity. Another trade for 800 shares valued at $104,600 was made by Hansen J. Michael on Friday, August 11. Adolph Gerald S sold 2,000 shares worth $267,380.