Shares of Duke Energy Corp. DUK, -0.84% rose 0.5% in premarket trading Friday, after the electricity generating company reported a third-quarter profit that beat expectations but revenue that came up shy. Net income rose to $1.33 billion, or $1.82 a share, from $1.08 billion, or $1.51 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share increased to $1.79 from $1.65, above the FactSet consensus of $1.68, citing investments at electric and gas utilities, favorable weather and lower expenses. Revenue rose to $6.94 billion from $6.63 billion, but missed the FactSet consensus of $7.17 billion. The company revised its 2019 adjusted EPS guidance range, which raised the midpoint of the guidance, to $4.95 to $5.15 from $4.80 to $5.20. Duke’s stock has gained 7.3% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Utility Average DJU, -1.41% has rallied 17.6% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.66% has climbed 18.6%.