Duke Energy (DUK) Analyzed By UBS with $91.0 Target; Unilever PLC (UL) Had 4 Bullish Analysts

Among 12 analysts covering Unilever (NYSE:UL), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unilever had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 17 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Bernstein. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 12. The rating was reinitiated by Liberum Capital with “Hold” on Monday, March 27. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, March 17. On Monday, January 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, December 13. The stock of Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, February 27. See Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) latest ratings:

17/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Hold Initiate
10/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Sell Downgrade

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. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 19 by SunTrust. Suntrust Robinson maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, October 19. Suntrust Robinson has “Neutral” rating and $76 target. As per Sunday, January 28, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Sunday, November 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $87.0 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 17 with “Sell”. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Tuesday, December 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, October 23. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Tuesday, November 17. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 26 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Friday, August 7.

The stock decreased 1.20% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $56.75. About 1.59M shares traded or 21.48% up from the average. Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has risen 20.68% since February 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods market. The company has market cap of $144.43 billion. The firm operates through Personal Care, Foods, Home Care, and Refreshment divisions. It has a 22.56 P/E ratio. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products.

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 20.80 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Duke Energy Corporation 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. Swiss Natl Bank holds 0.31% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 3.24 million shares. Meridian Invest Counsel invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Alexandria Cap Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Moreover, Zimmer Prtnrs Limited Partnership has 1.22% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 655,800 shares. Chemung Canal Tru Com accumulated 45,549 shares or 0.87% of the stock. Biondo Invest Advsrs stated it has 0.9% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). The Wisconsin-based Sva Plumb Wealth Mgmt Limited Company has invested 0.08% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Koshinski Asset Management owns 11,231 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. North Carolina-based First Personal Financial has invested 0.31% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 18,538 are held by Sigma Planning Corporation. The France-based Natixis Asset has invested 0.11% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Amalgamated Natl Bank reported 0.21% stake. Atria Invs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.16% or 34,606 shares. Steinberg Glob Asset Mgmt invested in 1.07% or 86,845 shares. Shayne & Company Ltd Company holds 0.16% or 2,500 shares in its portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $76.53. About 4.25M 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.