Stocks in the News: Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK), Hutchinson Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTCH), Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC)

On Tuesday, Shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK), subtract -2.06% and closed at $77.46 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $77.11 and $79.49. Duke Energy meteorologists continue to monitor the movement of Hurricane Matthew and are developing up-to-the minute forecasts to assist the company plan and prepare for potential impacts.

“The most recent models show a shift to the west, which puts the storm on a direct path with the North Carolina coast late Friday into early Saturday,” said Nick Keener, Duke Energy’s lead meteorologist. “It’s still too early to determine the exact path of the storm, but based on recently’s information, we are asking our power restoration employees to prepare to travel later this week.”

Duke Energy has a detailed storm response plan. As part of our preparation for Hurricane Matthew, we are checking equipment, supplies and inventories to ensure we have adequate materials to make repairs and restore power outages.

Hutchinson Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTCH), remained flat and closed at $3.98 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $3.93 and $4.00. The company’s Market capitalization is $135.01 million with the total Outstanding Shares of 33.92 million. Hutchinson Technology Incorporated researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies suspension assemblies for hard disk drives in Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, the United States, and internationally. Its suspension assemblies are components in computers, and various consumer electronics and enterprise storage products. The company also offers disk drive industry-related engineering services and specific disk drive program capacity, and biomeasurement products.

Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC), lost -1.60% and closed at $62.30 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $61.79 and $66.04. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $47.36 and reached to max level of $75.57. Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, counting Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, in addition to aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits administration services; health, triage, wellness, and disease administration services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, in addition to care administration software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care administration programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations.


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