Catawba Capital Management Decreased By $583,905 Its Duke Energy (DUK) Holding; Shorts at Sachem Capital (NYSEAMERICAN:SACH) Lowered By 39.66%

Sachem Capital Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:SACH) had a decrease of 39.66% in short interest. SACH’s SI was 10,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 39.66% from 17,900 shares previously. With 18,300 avg volume, 1 days are for Sachem Capital Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:SACH)’s short sellers to cover SACH’s short positions. The SI to Sachem Capital Corporation’s float is 0.14%. The stock decreased 2.62% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $3.71. About 36,272 shares traded or 66.39% up from the average. Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:SACH) has 0.00% since February 4, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% 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 $5.37 million value, down from 71,052 last quarter. Duke Energy Corp now has $53.57 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $76.53. About 4.25 million shares traded or 36.96% up from the average. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 4, 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 EPS, up 13.58% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.81 per share. DUK’s profit will be $643.98M for 20.80 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.14% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Exxonmobil Mgmt Tx reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). E&G Advsrs Lp holds 3,900 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. First Allied Advisory Svcs Inc holds 0.12% or 33,424 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.09% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Cap Guardian Trust, a California-based fund reported 105 shares. Fayez Sarofim And reported 0.01% stake. National Bank & Trust Of Hawaii reported 43,218 shares stake. Brave Asset Management accumulated 21,978 shares or 0.97% of the stock. Guardian Investment Management stated it has 19,886 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Aus reported 90,283 shares stake. Windsor Cap Mgmt Limited holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 4,419 shares. Columbia Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.31% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Ntv Asset Mngmt Limited Liability, West Virginia-based fund reported 14,959 shares. Winfield Associates has invested 0.06% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Moreover, M Hldg has 0.21% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy has $96 highest and $71 lowest target. $84.05’s average target is 9.83% above currents $76.53 stock price. Duke Energy had 70 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse upgraded Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Tuesday, January 23 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, May 11 with “Hold”. SunTrust maintained the shares of DUK in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Guggenheim. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $96 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Wolfe Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 26 by SunTrust. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, November 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $95 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 26 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

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