NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.55 -0.02 (-0.07 %)
(As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.57
Today's Range$30.27 - $30.74
52-Week Range$25.30 - $38.17
Volume5.58 million shs
Average Volume6.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$21.84 billion
P/E Ratio13.58
Dividend Yield5.25%
PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in three segments: U.K. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves 411,000 electric and 326,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 525,000 customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and approximately 28,000 customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia, and 3 customers in Tennessee. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and operates electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom, as well as delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky; generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 10 municipalities in Kentucky. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
Current SymbolNYSE:PPL
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.80
Current Ratio0.58
Quick Ratio0.52


Trailing P/E Ratio13.58
Forward P/E Ratio13.06
P/E Growth2.67

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.87
Cash Flow$3.7763 per share
Price / Cash8.09
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.95


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25
Net Income$1.13 billion
Net Margins18.08%
Return on Equity15.30%
Return on Assets4.01%


Outstanding Shares699,570,000
Market Cap$21.84 billion

PPL (NYSE:PPL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is PPL's stock symbol?

PPL trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PPL."

How often does PPL pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for PPL?

PPL declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 24th. Investors of record on Monday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 7th. View PPL's Dividend History.

How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $1.85 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.75 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.30% and a net margin of 18.08%. View PPL's Earnings History.

When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for PPL.

How can I listen to PPL's earnings call?

PPL will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 1st at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8883468683.

What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings?

PPL updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.34.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for PPL's stock. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect PPL's share price to reach $34.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for PPL.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for PPL?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PPL in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for PPL.

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 40,956,084 shares, a drop of 13.8% from the September 14th total of 47,499,388 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,649,131 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.8 days. Currently, 5.9% of the company's stock are short sold. View PPL's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of PPL's key competitors?

Who are PPL's key executives?

PPL's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William H. Spence, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Vincent Sorgi, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Gregory N. Dudkin, Pres of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. (Age 60)
  • Mr. Robert Arthur Symons, Chief Exec. of Western Power Distribution (Age 64)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr., VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Devel. & Planning (Age 47)

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.38%), Strs Ohio (0.26%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.14%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.12%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.09%) and Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA (0.08%). Company insiders that own PPL stock include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Joseph P Bergstein, Jr, Paul W Thompson, Robert A Symons, Victor A Staffieri, Vincent Sorgi and William H Spence. View Institutional Ownership Trends for PPL.

Which institutional investors are selling PPL stock?

PPL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Andra AP fonden, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Atria Investments LLC, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Texas Permanent School Fund and Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Victor A Staffieri and Vincent Sorgi. View Insider Buying and Selling for PPL.

Which institutional investors are buying PPL stock?

PPL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Centre Asset Management LLC, Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA, Bank of Montreal Can, Strs Ohio, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Foundry Partners LLC and Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for PPL.

How do I buy shares of PPL?

Shares of PPL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is PPL's stock price today?

One share of PPL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.55.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $21.84 billion and generates $7.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.25 on an earnings per share basis. PPL employs 12,512 workers across the globe.

What is PPL's official website?

The official website for PPL is http://www.pplweb.com.

How can I contact PPL?

PPL's mailing address is TWO N NINTH ST, ALLENTOWN PA, 18101. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 610-774-5151 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for PPL (NYSE PPL)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  413 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  462 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  875
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about PPL and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PPL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PPL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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