Concerns Wondering Stocks At New Rating: La Quinta Holdings (NYSE:LQ), Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK)

Several matter pinch shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LQ) [Trend Analysis], as shares surging 3.04% to $14.89 with a share volume of 311951. Hotel chain La Quinta Holdings is pursing the possibility of separating into two stand-alone publicly-traded companies. In a brief statement reported Wednesday, Irving-based La Quinta (LQ) said the separation would involve separating its company-owned and franchise properties into different businesses “to execute on our key strategic initiatives and create value for our stakeholders.”

“This separation of our businesses could enable greater strategic clarity and allow us to take advantage of growth opportunities that naturally flow from each business model,” La Quinta CEO Keith Cline said in the statement. “This could also enable shareholders to own and value each business independently, allowing each company to attract the investor base most appropriate for its distinct investment profile.”La Quinta added that a separation is not set in stone, but that the company will consider a split and disclose developments as it makes decisions about the transaction. The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 57.96% and moving down from its 52-week high price with 0.20%. To have technical analysis views, liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 1.40 as evaluated with its debt to equity ratio of 2.63. The float short ratio was 2.22%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 2.11.

Shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) [Trend Analysis] runs in leading trade, it moving down -0.36% to traded at $77.22. The firm has price volatility of 0.96% for a week and 1.09% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.15 times. Duke Energy and the U.S. government reached a settlement to resolve a government lawsuit that alleged Duke Energy committed a technical violation of federal antitrust law related to its recently completed acquisition of a Florida power plant. Duke Energy admits no wrongdoing or liability as part of the settlement, but agrees to pay a $600,000 civil penalty to settle the case and avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation.

The case involves Duke Energy’s $166-million acquisition of the Osprey Energy Center a natural gas-fired power plant in Auburndale, Fla., previously owned by Calpine Construction Finance Co. Duke Energy completed the acquisition on Jan. 3, 2017. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Florida Public Service Commission authorized the acquisition, as did the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 1.31% and monthly performance was 1.93%. The stock price of DUK is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -0.20% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.63%.

 

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