North Carolina's utility regulator gives full approval to the settlement with Duke Energy (DUK...

|About: Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)|By:, SA News Editor

North Carolina's utility regulator gives full approval to the settlement with Duke Energy (DUK +0.7%) over the company's leadership plans. Barclays upgrades shares to Overweight, seeing a material reduction in political and regulatory risk after the settlement. The firm raises its estimates, reflecting its view of management's ability to post earnings growth next year.