NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$28.01 -0.30 (-1.06 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$28.01
Today's Range$27.77 - $28.29
52-Week Range$25.30 - $39.90
Volume4.08 million shs
Average Volume5.34 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.79 billion
P/E Ratio12.45
Dividend Yield5.79%
Beta0.53
PPL logoPPL 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
SectorUtilities
SymbolNYSE:PPL
CUSIP69351T10
Phone610-774-5151

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.81
Current Ratio0.59
Quick Ratio0.52

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio12.45
Forward P/E Ratio12.13
P/E Growth2.04

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.63
Cash Flow$3.8213 per share
Price / Cash7.33
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.79

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25
Net Income$1.13 billion
Net Margins15.44%
Return on Equity15.24%
Return on Assets3.99%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,512
Outstanding Shares699,040,000
Market Cap$19,789.90

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 Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. View PPL's Dividend History.

How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.08. The utilities provider earned $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.09 billion. PPL had a net margin of 15.44% and a return on equity of 15.24%. The business's revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 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, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for PPL.

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

PPL updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.20-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.31.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

11 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for PPL's shares. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect PPL's stock price to reach $35.7222 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 55,984,871 shares, an increase of 4.3% from the June 15th total of 53,699,948 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,366,822 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.6 days. Approximately 7.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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)

Has PPL been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about PPL stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PPL earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 48.36 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.14%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.07%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.07%), Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA (0.06%) and Howard Capital Management Inc. (0.05%). 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 Hexavest Inc., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Creative Planning, Hartford Investment Management Co., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Atria Investments LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Exane Derivatives. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Joseph P Bergstein, Jr, Victor A Staffieri and Vincent Sorgi. 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 Foundry Partners LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Howard Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Denali Advisors LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA. 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 $28.01.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $19.79 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.

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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  369 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  417 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  786
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This page was last updated on 7/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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