NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $30.23 +0.35 (+1.17 %) (As of 01/23/2019 03:07 PM ET)Previous Close$29.88Today's Range$29.73 - $30.2852-Week Range$25.30 - $32.46Volume170,192 shsAverage Volume4.11 million shsMarket Capitalization$21.77 billionP/E Ratio13.44Dividend Yield5.45%Beta0.46 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 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. 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 Webwww.pplweb.com Phone610-774-5151Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.69 Current Ratio0.58 Quick Ratio0.51Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.44 Forward P/E Ratio12.81 P/E Growth2.46 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.45 billion Price / Sales2.92 Cash Flow$3.8806 per share Price / Cash Flow7.79 Book Value$15.63 per share Price / Book1.93Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25 Net Income$1.13 billion Net Margins19.17% Return on Equity15.23% Return on Assets4.03%Miscellaneous Employees12,512 Outstanding Shares720,200,000Market Cap$21.77 billion 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 Friday, November 16th. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.44%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 7th. View PPL's Dividend History. How were PPL's earnings last quarter? PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.03. The utilities provider earned $1.87 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.98 billion. PPL had a net margin of 19.17% and a return on equity of 15.23%. The firm's revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period 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 issued an update on 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 earnings per share estimate of $2.36. What price target have analysts set for PPL? 10 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect PPL's stock price to reach $34.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% 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? News stories about PPL stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. PPL earned a daily sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting PPL? PPL saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 46,984,860 shares, an increase of 11.1% from the December 14th total of 42,283,366 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,248,272 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.7 days. Currently, 6.5% of the shares of the stock 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 NextEra Energy (NEE), Enel S.p.A. ADS (ENLAY), Southern (SO), Dominion Energy (D), American Electric Power (AEP), CLP (CLPHY), Eversource Energy (ES), DTE Energy (DTE), FirstEnergy (FE), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Edison International (EIX), Entergy (ETR), Avangrid (AGR) and SSE PLC/S (SSEZY). 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, Sr. 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.36%), Strs Ohio (0.27%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.15%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.04%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.04%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). 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 major investors are selling PPL stock? PPL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Bank of Montreal Can, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Gradient Investments LLC, BB&T Corp, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, Centre Asset Management LLC and BLB&B Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Paul W Thompson, Victor A Staffieri and Vincent Sorgi. View Insider Buying and Selling for PPL. Which major investors are buying PPL stock? PPL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Strs Ohio, Weather Gauge Advisory LLC, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, DNB Asset Management AS, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. 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 $30.17. How big of a company is PPL? PPL has a market capitalization of $21.73 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 431 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 479 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 910MarketBeat'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 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies issue stock splits?