Duke Energy (DUK) EPS Estimated At $0.92; Falcon Point Capital Has Lowered Its On Assignment (ASGN) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Analysts expect Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report $0.92 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 13.58% from last quarter’s $0.81 EPS. DUK’s profit would be $643.98 million giving it 21.44 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. After having $1.59 EPS previously, Duke Energy Corporation’s analysts see -42.14% EPS growth. 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 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Falcon Point Capital Llc decreased On Assignment Inc. (ASGN) stake by 40.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Falcon Point Capital Llc sold 111,956 shares as On Assignment Inc. (ASGN)’s stock rose 6.65%. The Falcon Point Capital Llc holds 162,916 shares with $9.97M value, down from 274,872 last quarter. On Assignment Inc. now has $3.46 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $66.59. About 130,501 shares traded. On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) has risen 41.91% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.76 EPS, up 18.75% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.64 per share. ASGN’s profit will be $39.54M for 21.90 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by On Assignment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.43% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering On Assignment Inc (NYSE:ASGN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. On Assignment Inc had 26 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, September 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating by Avondale given on Thursday, April 28. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 18 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 10 with “Outperform”. The stock of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 9 report. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Avondale. The stock has “Mkt Outperform” rating by Avondale on Wednesday, February 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, October 26.

Falcon Point Capital Llc increased Supernus Phamaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) stake by 102,995 shares to 335,659 valued at $13.96 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Fortress Transportation & Infr stake by 372,337 shares and now owns 627,725 shares. Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) was raised too.

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $16.35 million activity. Veatch Jeffrey E. had sold 129,066 shares worth $7.56 million on Tuesday, October 24. BLAZER RANDOLPH C sold 10,000 shares worth $596,727. On Thursday, October 26 the insider Callaghan Brian J. sold $1.20 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold ASGN shares while 71 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 45.80 million shares or 1.59% less from 46.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurion Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Kennedy Cap Management invested in 0.15% or 151,582 shares. Natl Bank Of America De reported 0.01% of its portfolio in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Bbva Compass Bank & Trust holds 21,080 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Manufacturers Life Insurance Comm The reported 38,431 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 36,237 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Pitcairn has invested 0.02% in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Alphaone Inv Ser Ltd Liability Corp reported 98,663 shares or 1.41% of all its holdings. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise has invested 0.01% in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Ameritas Prtn accumulated 4,393 shares. Opus Capital Grp Inc Limited Liability, Ohio-based fund reported 62,916 shares. Farmers And Merchants Investments accumulated 0% or 145 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.01% of its portfolio in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) for 95,774 shares. Stifel Financial stated it has 0.05% in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN).

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. Parametric Port Limited Liability reported 1.86M shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Fdx Advsrs invested in 121,981 shares. X Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 116,490 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. The Ohio-based Cincinnati Casualty Com has invested 4.78% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 20,395 were accumulated by Boston Advsr Ltd. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.06% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Aviva Pcl stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Advisory Rech reported 5,406 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 0.24% or 1.04 million shares. Benjamin F Edwards & stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Hourglass Capital Limited stated it has 3,022 shares. South State Corporation has invested 1.02% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Dorsey & Whitney Tru Comm Ltd Llc holds 0.06% or 3,523 shares in its portfolio. Bruce Company has invested 6.52% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $55.23 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. It has a 25.95 P/E ratio. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Duke Energy had 65 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, November 6. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $90.0 target. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Howard Weil. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 29 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 11. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, October 12. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”.

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