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TransAlta Company Profile (TSE:TA)

Consensus Ratings for TransAlta (TSE:TA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 4 Hold Rating(s), 2 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.14)
Consensus Price Target: C$7.64

Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
5/4/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket PerformC$5.00 -> C$6.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/4/2016RBC CapitalDowngradeSector Perform -> UnderperformC$5.00 -> C$5.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/3/2016TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuyC$7.00 -> C$7.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/19/2016National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$4.50 -> C$5.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/1/2016CIBCLower Price TargetC$9.00 -> C$7.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/18/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHoldC$8.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/1/2015ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector OutperformC$13.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 6/29/2014 forward)
Earnings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/27/2016        
7/31/2014($0.01)($0.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2014$0.10$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
Earnings Estimates for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.05$0.05$0.05
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
Dividend History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/28/2015QuarterlyC$0.186.58%5/28/20157/1/20157/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2015QuarterlyC$0.186.46%2/26/20154/1/20154/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/26/2014QuarterlyC$0.186.29%11/26/20141/1/20151/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014quarterlyC$0.185.67%8/27/20148/29/201410/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/28/2014quarterlyC$0.185/30/20147/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/28/2014QuarterlyC$0.185.59%2/28/20144/1/20144/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013quarterlyC$0.298/30/201310/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2013quarterlyC$0.295/31/20137/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/28/2013quarterlyC$0.293/1/20134/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Insider Trading History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
3/29/2016P. Thomas JenkinsDirectorBuy237,000C$5.83C$1,381,615.20Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/3/2016Donald TremblayInsiderBuy16,000C$6.02C$96,312.00Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/22/2016John Harry KousiniorisInsiderBuy12,500C$5.98C$74,782.50Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/9/2015Nipa ChakravartiInsiderBuy1,100C$4.32C$4,752.00Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/21/2015P. Thomas JenkinsDirectorSell23,400C$11.02C$257,968.62Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Latest Headlines for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateHeadline
06/28/16 09:38 AMVarcoe: Alberta should explore importing hydro from other provinces - Calgary Herald
06/21/16 10:39 AMTransAlta Corp. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:TA) : June 21, 2016 -
06/20/16 07:45 AMTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : June 20, 2016 -
06/17/16 06:24 PMDividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $47724000 - EIN News (press release)
06/17/16 06:24 PMBack in Time - Clearwater Times
06/17/16 06:24 PMKeep Ghost Public Lands clean - Cochrane Eagle
06/15/16 06:37 PMBMO Capital Believes BEP Still Has Room to Grow - Markets.co
06/15/16 09:06 AMBurns & McDonnell's 10 Top-Valued Projects Show Strong Partnerships with Phillips 66, Others
06/10/16 09:45 AMTom Jenkins Receives Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University - Exchange Morning Post (press release)
06/10/16 09:45 AMEECA Chief Executive to retire - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
06/07/16 09:33 AMAre Investors Mispricing TransAlta Corporation?
06/04/16 09:44 AMDividend 15 Split Corp. Announces Successful Overnight Offering - EIN News (press release)
06/02/16 09:54 AMDividend 15 Split Corp. Announces Successful Overnight Offering - SYS-CON Media (press release) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. Announces Successful Overnight OfferingSYS-CON Media (press release)Thomson-Reuters Scotia Corporation BCE Inc. National Bank of Canada The Toronto-Dominion Bank Canadian Imperial Bank Royal Bank of Canada TransAlta Corporation of Commerce CI Financial Corp. Sun Life Financial Inc. TransCanada Corporation.and more »
06/02/16 09:54 AMMLA wants to clarify the facts - Cochrane Eagle - MLA wants to clarify the factsCochrane Eagle... agreement with TransAlta includes a provision to repair damage to roads in Ghost Lake Village, again contrary to Mr. Vryheid's assertion. The Village Council is asking residents to report difficulties with water wells directly to them to co ...
06/01/16 07:23 PMDividend 15 Split Corp. Announces Overnight Offering - SYS-CON Media (press release) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. Announces Overnight OfferingSYS-CON Media (press release)Thomson-Reuters Corporation BCE Inc. National Bank of Canada The Toronto-Dominion Bank Canadian Imperial Bank of Royal Bank of Canada TransAlta Corporation Commerce CI Financial Corp. Sun Life Financial Inc. TransCanada Corporation.and more »
06/01/16 07:23 PMTransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages - Let Me Know About This - TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by BrokeragesLet Me Know About ThisTransAlta logo Shares of TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating ...
06/01/16 07:42 AMTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : June 1, 2016 -
05/17/16 01:08 PMAlberta Wildfire Shifts North, Forces Oil Sands Producers to Re-evacuate - Within this article: Details how the fire and the mandatory evacuation has affected companies such as Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) and TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC).
05/07/16 06:16 AMIs TransAlta Corporation Too Cheap to Ignore? - It hasn’t been a good year for TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA)(NYSE:TAC). Power prices in Alberta, its biggest market, have been weak. Approximately 80% of its production is locked into power price agreements, but 20% is subject to the whims of the market.
05/04/16 05:33 AMTransAlta Corporation: TransAlta Reports First Quarter 2016 Results - CALGARY, Alberta (May 3, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta' or the 'Company') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today reported first quarter 2016 comparable EBITDA of $279 million and comparable FFO of $196 million, in line with expectations and tracking to the ...
05/03/16 04:00 PMEdited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-16 3:00pm GMT -
05/03/16 07:50 AMTransAlta Reports First Quarter 2016 Results - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (May 3, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta' or the 'Company') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today reported first quarter 2016 comparable EBITDA of $279 million and comparable FFO of $196 ...
05/03/16 07:38 AMTransAlta posts 1Q profit -
05/03/16 06:07 AMQ1 2016 TransAlta Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open -
04/29/16 06:55 AMTransAlta Renewables Reports First Quarter 2016 Results - Comparable EBITDA and Comparable CAFD increased $59 million and $50 million, respectively in the quarter compared to the same period last year, primarily due to the acquisition of the economic interests in TransAlta Corporation's Australian portfolio and ...
04/28/16 06:33 AMTransAlta : to Lower Ghost Reservoir - TransAlta Corporation 04/26 TRANSALTA: shareholders approve all resolutions at the Annual and Special Meeti.. 04/22 TRANSALTA: shareholders approve all resolutions at the Annual and Special Meeti.. 04/22 TRANSALTA: shareholders approve all resolutions at ...
04/27/16 03:40 PMTransAlta to Lower Ghost Reservoir: TransAlta and Alberta Government Sign 5-year Agreement To Manage Water through Ghost Reservoir and the Kananaskis Lakes System - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (April 27, 2016) - TransAlta is pleased to advise that it has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Alberta to manage water on the Bow River at its Ghost reservoir facility ...
04/27/16 07:26 AMTransAlta : shareholders approve all resolutions at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders - Release date- 25042016 - CALGARY, Alberta - TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. A total of 125,730,698 common shares, representing 43.67% of the shares ...
04/24/16 06:31 AMMedia Advisory: TransAlta Corporation Announces Revised Dial-In Number for 2016 Annual and Special Meeting of ... - SYS-CON Media (press release) - Media Advisory: TransAlta Corporation Announces Revised Dial-In Number for 2016 Annual and Special Meeting of ...SYS-CON Media (press release)CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/16 -- TransAlta Corporation ("TransAlta") (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on Friday April 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MT (12:00 p.m. ET) in the Spectrum Ballroom at ...and more »
04/23/16 06:42 AMTransAlta looks at more hydro, not worried about Alberta buying B.C. power - Calgary Herald - Calgary HeraldTransAlta looks at more hydro, not worried about Alberta buying B.C. powerCalgary HeraldTransAlta Corp. CEO Dawn Farrell says her company is examining its hydroelectric options as Alberta moves to shift away from coal-fired power toward more renewable energy sources. The head of the Calgary-based power company also said she isn't ...
04/22/16 04:48 PMTransAlta shareholders approve all resolutions at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (April 22, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. A total of 125,730,698 ...
04/22/16 10:30 AMMedia Advisory: TransAlta Corporation Announces Revised Dial-In Number for 2016 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (April 22, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on Friday April 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MT (12:00 p.m. ...
04/22/16 07:13 AMWhy TransAlta Corporation Remains an Unattractive Investment - The last year has been challenging for TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA)(NYSE:TAC) as it has faced a range of headwinds. Among them were the penalties levied by the regulator in Alberta for price manipulation and the introduction of tough new greenhouse ...
04/21/16 05:23 PMTransAlta Declares Dividends - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (April 21, 2016) - The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per common share payable on July 1, 2016 to shareholders ...
04/21/16 07:08 AMHorizon Petroleum Announces Recapitalization Transaction to Create a New International Oil & Gas Company - Marketwired (press release) - Horizon Petroleum Announces Recapitalization Transaction to Create a New International Oil & Gas CompanyMarketwired (press release)Luis was formerly a director of TransAlta Corporation, and is an adviser to several national and international companies, all of them connected with the energy industry. He holds a BSc in chemical engineering from the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in ...and more »
04/20/16 07:50 AMWestmoreland Coal Company: Excellent Short Candidate And Bankruptcy Protection Is Likely - Seeking Alpha - Seeking AlphaWestmoreland Coal Company: Excellent Short Candidate And Bankruptcy Protection Is LikelySeeking AlphaWestmoreland Coal Company has an extremely weak balance sheet primarily due to its excessive leverage in a dying sector. Several factors will prevent the company from generating sufficient free CF to serve its debt effective 2017. As such, Westmoreland ...and more »
04/19/16 07:26 AMTransAlta Renewables Inc: A Renewable Energy Option for Your Portfolio - The company is a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation, which owns a 64% stake in the renewables company. In the most recent quarter, the company posted comparable EBITDA of $94.6 million for the quarter, and $260.8 million for the entire year. The yearly ...
04/14/16 11:43 AMTransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts - Washington News Wire - TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by AnalystsWashington News WireTransAlta logo Shares of TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating ...TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsWeb Breaking Newsall 10 news articles »
04/07/16 10:53 AMDenbury Resources Names John Dielwart Chairman - Dielwart is also a member of the board of directors of Tesco Corporation ( TESO), a publicly traded oilfield services company, and TransAlta Corporation, a publicly traded electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company. Prior to joining ARC ...
04/05/16 04:48 PMMedia Advisory: TransAlta Corporation Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders, First Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (April 5, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on Friday April 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MT (12:00 p.m. ...
04/01/16 12:13 PMForm 6-K TRANSALTA CORP For: Mar 31 - This news release is being furnished, not filed, and will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by TransAlta Corporation under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 99.1 Press release dated March 31, 2016 announcing ...
03/31/16 07:09 AMTransAlta Announces Listing of Series B Preferred Shares - [at noodls] - CALGARY, Alberta (March 31, 2016) - TransAlta Corporation ('TransAlta' or the 'Company') (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) announced today that 1,824,620 of its 12,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset Preferred ...
03/30/16 11:45 AMFarm co-op partnering with Comet Biorefining - The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, group made up of Ontario farmers, said Monday it has reached a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining, a London-based company planning to build a plant at the TransAlta Energy Park in Sarnia to ...
03/30/16 11:45 AMTransAlta Shutters Canada's Oldest Windfarm - SUGAR LAND--March 29, 2016--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The oldest windfarm in Canada is being decommissioned by TransAlta Corporation (Calgary, Alberta) after 22 years of service. After the decommissioning, which is ...
03/29/16 02:02 PMTransalta : Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties Awarded Funds for Weatherization - March 29--Last year, TransAlta announced it would provide $55 million over 10 years to help ease the impacts of its smaller operations and shifts away from coal. On Tuesday, one of three boards tasked with allocating that money announced the first ...
03/20/16 12:19 PMCompany in Focus: Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) - Sell-side Wall Street analysts have a short-term target price of $4.93 on shares of TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC). Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 21,751 shares in the company, valued at approximately $ ...
03/20/16 12:19 PMWill Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) Meet Analyst Targets? - The stock of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) registered an increase of 5.36% in short interest. Sell-side Wall Street analysts have a short-term target price of $4.93 on shares of TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC). Deutsche Bank reissued a "hold ...
03/18/16 11:26 AMForm 6-K TRANSALTA CORP For: Mar 17 - This news release is being furnished, not filed, and will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by TransAlta Corporation under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 99.1 Press release dated March 17, 2016 announcing ...
03/17/16 11:22 AMAlberta appoints U.S. power executive to guide coal phaseout - The organization co-ordinates power grids in 13 U.S. Midwest ... Six of the 10 units in which TransAlta owns fully or has a stake are likely up for early shutdown. In January, TransAlta took significant action to deal with the impending closings, including ...
03/17/16 11:22 AMBioAmber eyes TransAlta for second site - TransAlta operates a natural gas-powered electricity plant ... It was announced earlier this year that BioAmber's partner in the Sarnia plant, Mitsui and Co., has invested an additional $25 million in the venture, increasing its stake from 30 per cent ...
About TransAlta

TransAlta logoTransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) is engaged in the production and sale of electric energy. The Company is organized into three business segments: Generation, Energy Marketing and Corporate. The Generation segment is responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the Company's electricity generation, as well as the operation and maintenance of its related mining operations in Canada. The Energy Marketing segment is responsible for marketing its production through short-term and long-term contracts. The Energy Marketing segment also encompasses the management of available generating capacity, as well as the fuel and transmission needs of the Generation business. The Corporate segment provides finance, tax, treasury, legal, regulatory, environmental, health and safety, sustainable development, corporate communications, government and investor relations, procurement, information technology, risk management, human resources, internal audit and other administrative services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: N/A
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Symbol: TA
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $6.56
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $6.66
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $5.76
  • P/E Ratio: 23.77
  • P/E Growth: -2.60
  • Market Cap: $1.89B
  • Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.17 EPS
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