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

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$27.31 +0.23 (+0.85 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 02:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$27.31
Today's Range$26.97 - $27.38
52-Week Range$25.30 - $39.90
Volume7.94 million shs
Average Volume7.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.93 billion
P/E Ratio12.14
Dividend Yield6.06%
Beta0.52
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

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 Ratio12.14
Forward P/E Ratio11.87
P/E Growth1.97

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.56
Cash Flow$3.8959 per share
Price / Cash7.01
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.75

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

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 Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given 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 6.01%. 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.08. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.09 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.24% and a net margin of 15.44%. The company's revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 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, August, 2nd 2018. 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 Thursday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.20-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.31.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect PPL's share price to reach $35.85 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for PPL.

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 57,157,211 shares, an increase of 13.9% from the May 15th total of 50,189,351 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,791,316 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.3 days. Approximately 8.2% of the company's shares are sold short.

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?

Headlines about PPL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PPL earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 43.76 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.72%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.12%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (2.08%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.63%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.07%). 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 Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Royal Bank of Canada, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Highbridge Capital Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc. and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Kempen Capital Management N.V. and Alps Advisors Inc.. 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 $27.31.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $18.93 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 (PPL)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  347 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  401 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  748
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This page was last updated on 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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