Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

An energy company with an integrated network of energy assets. The company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses.

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Player Avatar TMFJLo (94.36) Submitted: 2/21/2013 6:13:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $63.07 DUK Score: -4.01

Duke recognizes that spending today will mean saving (and earning) tomorrow. During the Q&A portion of the earnings call, Rogers went so far as to make a direct jab at one of his company's competitors: "Our modernization plan is ahead of most utilities in the country. If you look at Southern (NYSE: SO ) today, they are just now starting down the road of modernization of their generation fleet." I fact-checked Rogers, and he's right. In the past three years, Southern has spent 26% of its sales on capital expenditures, while Duke has doled out 32%. With legal battles behind it and a solid fourth quarter, I'm ready to make an "outperform" call on Duke. Read my full bullish take here:

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/16/duke-energy-earnings-is-its-dividend-worth-it.aspx

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Member Avatar MightyMinnow (25.56) Submitted: 12/5/2014 9:12:21 AM
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Mark Chedlak from Bloomberg reports that electric companies are worried that Elon Musk's new battery will put them out? People can charge their batteries way "cheaper", from the electric company, than investing in and installing solar equipment. Your property tax and insurance don't go up either.

Member Avatar MightyMinnow (25.56) Submitted: 12/5/2014 11:25:06 AM
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The day these solar powered battery swap stations come close to making a profit (never) someone will move next door and use cheaper utility power anyway. People will charge up every night and use the other car for long vacations. The electric car would be an energy company booster, if gas wasn't so cheap that nobody is going to buy them.

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