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

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$27.97 -1.99 (-6.64 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.96
Today's Range$27.83 - $30.09
52-Week Range$25.30 - $33.70
Volume19.60 million shs
Average Volume6.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.03 billion
P/E Ratio12.43
Dividend Yield5.36%
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 Ratio1.69
Current Ratio0.58
Quick Ratio0.51


Trailing P/E Ratio12.43
Forward P/E Ratio11.90
P/E Growth2.6

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.70
Cash Flow$3.5316 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.92
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25
Net Income$1.13 billion
Net Margins19.17%
Return on Equity15.23%
Return on Assets4.03%


Outstanding Shares720,200,000
Market Cap$22.03 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, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 7th. View PPL's Dividend History.

How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.98 billion. PPL had a net margin of 19.17% and a return on equity of 15.23%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.56 EPS. View PPL's Earnings History.

When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for PPL.

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

PPL updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.30 to $2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.36.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for PPL's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect PPL's share price to reach $32.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for PPL.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for PPL?

10 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 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for PPL.

Has PPL been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about PPL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. PPL earned a coverage optimism score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a decline in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 44,904,930 shares, a decline of 5.4% from the November 15th total of 47,445,769 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,456,892 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.2 days. Currently, 6.2% of the shares of the company 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. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr., VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Devel. & Planning (Age 47)
  • Ms. Joanne H. Raphael, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 58)

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.16%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.48%), FMR LLC (6.77%), Zimmer Partners LP (3.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.40%) and Federated Investors Inc. PA (2.06%). 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 Luminus Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Deutsche Bank AG, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Reaves W H & Co. Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Legal & General Group Plc, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. and Affinity Investment Advisors 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 $27.97.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $22.03 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:  421 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  471 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  892
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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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