NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $30.36 +0.31 (+1.03 %) (As of 05/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$30.05Today's Range$30.02 - $30.3852-Week Range$25.30 - $32.88Volume3.79 million shsAverage Volume4.88 million shsMarket Capitalization$21.91 billionP/E Ratio12.65Dividend Yield5.46%Beta0.52 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: U.K. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves approximately 414,000 electric and 328,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 527,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in 5 counties in southwestern Virginia. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; operates electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom; generates electricity from coal, gas, hydro, and solar sources in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to 10 municipalities in Kentucky. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Receive PPL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PPL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric services Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:PPL Previous Symbol CUSIP69351T10 CIK922224 Webhttp://www.pplweb.com/ Phone610-774-5151Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.73 Current Ratio0.60 Quick Ratio0.53Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.65 Forward P/E Ratio12.55 P/E Growth2.5 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.79 billion Price / Sales2.81 Cash Flow$4.0106 per share Price / Cash Flow7.57 Book Value$16.86 per share Price / Book1.80Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.40 Net Income$1.83 billion Net Margins23.79% Return on Equity14.52% Return on Assets3.91%Miscellaneous Employees12,444 Outstanding Shares721,740,000Market Cap$21.91 billion Next Earnings Date8/6/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 10th will be given a dividend of $0.4125 per share on Monday, July 1st. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 7th. View PPL's Dividend History. How were PPL's earnings last quarter? PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.19 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 14.52% and a net margin of 23.79%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.74 earnings per share. View PPL's Earnings History. When is PPL's next earnings date? PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for PPL. What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings? PPL issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.50-2.80 for the period. PPL also updated its FY19 guidance to $2.30-2.50 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PPL? 11 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's share price to reach $34.6250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.0% 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, 8 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for PPL. Has PPL been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about PPL stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. PPL earned a daily sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting PPL? PPL saw a decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 34,188,251 shares, a decrease of 6.8% from the April 15th total of 36,699,482 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,614,098 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.4 days. Currently, 4.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. View PPL's Current Options Chain. Who are some of PPL's key competitors? Some companies that are related to PPL include Enel S.p.A. ADS (ENLAY), Dominion Energy (D), Southern (SO), American Electric Power (AEP), Eversource Energy (ES), DTE Energy (DTE), FirstEnergy (FE), Edison International (EIX), Entergy (ETR), Fortis (FTS), Avangrid (AGR), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Korea Electric Power (KEP) and SSE PLC/S (SSEZY). What other stocks do shareholders of PPL own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other PPL investors own include AT&T (T), Conatus Pharmaceuticals (CNAT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), General Electric (GE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Duke Energy (DUK), Ford Motor (F) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). Who are PPL's key executives? PPL's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. William H. Spence, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)Mr. Vincent Sorgi, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. Gregory N. Dudkin, Pres of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. (Age 61)Mr. Mark W. Brooks, VP & chief information security officerMr. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr., VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Devel. & Planning (Age 48) Who are PPL's major shareholders? PPL's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.19%), FMR LLC (5.74%), Zimmer Partners LP (2.93%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.71%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (1.78%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.51%). Company insiders that own PPL stock include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Joseph P Bergstein, Jr, Paul W Thompson, Victor A Staffieri, Vincent Sorgi and William H Spence. View Institutional Ownership Trends for PPL. Which major investors are selling PPL stock? PPL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, FIL Ltd, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec and Reaves W H & Co. Inc.. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Paul W Thompson and William H Spence. View Insider Buying and Selling for PPL. Which major investors are buying PPL stock? PPL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Geode Capital Management LLC and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. 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 $30.36. How big of a company is PPL? PPL has a market capitalization of $21.91 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.83 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.40 on an earnings per share basis. PPL employs 12,444 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 455 (Thanks for Voting!)Underperform Votes: 500 (Thanks for Voting!)Total Votes: 955MarketBeat'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. 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