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Analyzing Duke Energy’s Dividend Profile

Vincent Kruger
Analyzing Duke Energy’s Dividend Profile

The second largest utility by market cap, Duke Energy (DUK), is currently trading at a dividend yield of 4.3%, close to its five-year historical average yield. It also has a long dividend payment history and it has paid cash dividends for 369 consecutive quarters. Duke Energy is expected to pay total dividends of $3.64 per share in 2018, implying an increase of more than 4% compared to its dividends last year. Duke Energy managed to increase its per-share dividend by 3.3% compounded annually in the last five years.