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

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$29.88 +0.32 (+1.08 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 06:58 AM ET)
Previous Close$29.56
Today's Range$29.4350 - $29.9250
52-Week Range$25.30 - $39.90
Volume5.07 million shs
Average Volume6.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$20.18 billion
P/E Ratio13.28
Dividend Yield5.62%
Beta0.51
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 Ratio1.80
Current Ratio0.58
Quick Ratio0.52

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio13.28
Forward P/E Ratio12.77
P/E Growth2.46

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.81
Cash Flow$4.00 per share
Price / Cash7.47
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.91

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25
Net Income$1.13 billion
Net Margins18.08%
Return on Equity15.30%
Return on Assets4.01%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,512
Outstanding Shares699,570,000
Market Cap$20.18 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.49%. The ex-dividend date 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 Tuesday, August, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.75 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.30% and a net margin of 18.08%. View PPL's Earnings History.

When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 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 Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.34.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's share price to reach $34.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.3% 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, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for PPL.

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 52,911,197 shares, an increase of 0.1% from the July 13th total of 52,967,824 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,324,731 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 12.2 days. Approximately 6.9% 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. 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 stories about PPL stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PPL earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.49 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for PPL.

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.48%), FMR LLC (6.76%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.61%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (2.10%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.56%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.55%). 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 Hexavest Inc., BlackRock Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Morgan Stanley, TD Asset Management Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc. and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Luminus Management LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Millennium Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, PointState Capital LP and Renaissance Technologies 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 $29.88.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $20.18 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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  434 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  821
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This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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