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PPL Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.40 (+1.53 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $26.47
50-Day Range
MA: $27.77
52-Week Range
Now: $26.47
Volume4.28 million shs
Average Volume5.80 million shs
Market Capitalization$20.35 billion
P/E Ratio11.51
Dividend Yield6.37%
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.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.2Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.42 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.77 billion
Cash Flow$4.10 per share
Book Value$17.97 per share


Net Income$1.75 billion


Market Cap$20.35 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
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PPL (NYSE:PPL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has PPL's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

PPL's stock was trading at $29.25 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, PPL stock has decreased by 9.5% and is now trading at $26.47.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of PPL?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PPL in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August, 10th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.55. The utilities provider earned $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.89 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 14.20% and a net margin of 24.52%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS.
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How often does PPL pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for PPL?

PPL declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 10th will be given a dividend of $0.415 per share on Thursday, October 1st. This represents a $1.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 9th.
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What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings?

PPL updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.40-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

16 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.50 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's share price to reach $35.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.2% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 15,040,000 shares, a decrease of 11.8% from the August 15th total of 17,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,340,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 days.
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Who are some of PPL's key competitors?

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), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Chevron (CVX) and IBM (IBM).

Who are PPL's key executives?

PPL's management team includes the following 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 officer
  • Mr. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr., VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Devel. & Planning (Age 48)

What is PPL's stock symbol?

PPL trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PPL."

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.74%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.58%), FMR LLC (2.41%), Federated Hermes Inc. (1.39%), Bank of America Corp DE (0.93%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.70%). Company insiders that own PPL stock include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Paul W Thompson, Philip Swift, Vincent Sorgi and William H Spence.
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Which institutional investors are selling PPL stock?

PPL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Federated Hermes Inc., FMR LLC, Strs Ohio, Raymond James & Associates, First Trust Advisors LP, and SG Americas Securities LLC. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Vincent Sorgi, and William H Spence.
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Which institutional investors are buying PPL stock?

PPL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Assetmark Inc., Prudential PLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Electron Capital Partners LLC, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, and Macquarie Group Ltd..
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is PPL's stock price today?

One share of PPL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.47.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $20.35 billion and generates $7.77 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.45 on an earnings per share basis. PPL employs 12,280 workers across the globe.

What is PPL's official website?

The official website for PPL is 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]

This page was last updated on 9/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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