PPL Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.41 (+1.42 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume5.03 million shs
Average Volume5.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.51 billion
P/E Ratio14.48
Dividend Yield5.76%
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
Year Founded1920

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.77 billion
Cash Flow$4.45 per share
Book Value$17.97 per share


Net Income$1.75 billion




Market Cap$22.51 billion
Next Earnings Date8/9/2021 (Estimated)

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About PPL

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 425,000 electric and 332,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 536,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in five 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 two municipalities in Kentucky. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Overall MarketRank

2.15 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

16th out of 277 stocks

Electric Services Industry

5th out of 78 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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PPL (NYSE:PPL) Frequently Asked Questions

Is PPL a buy right now?

16 Wall Street research 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. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" PPL stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PPL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than PPL?

Wall Street analysts have given PPL a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but PPL wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August 9th 2021.
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How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.43. The utilities provider earned $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.21 billion. PPL had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.76% and a net margin of 21.93%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share.
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How has PPL's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

PPL's stock was trading at $29.25 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PPL shares have increased by 0.0% and is now trading at $29.25.
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How often does PPL pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for PPL?

PPL declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.415 per share on Thursday, April 1st. This represents a $1.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.68%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 9th.
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Is PPL a good dividend stock?

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.76%. PPL has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. PPL has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of PPL is 67.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on EPS estimates, PPL will have a dividend payout ratio of 75.80% in the coming year. This indicates that PPL may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for PPL?

16 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.50 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's share price to reach $34.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are PPL's key executives?

PPL's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Vincent Sorgi, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49, Pay $1.8M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr., Sr. VP & CFO (Age 50, Pay $944.04k)
  • Ms. Joanne H. Raphael, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 61, Pay $1.46M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Paul W. Thompson, Pres, CEO & Director of LG&E and KU Energy LLC (Age 63, Pay $1.7M)
  • Mr. Gregory N. Dudkin, Pres of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. (Age 63, Pay $1.32M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Mark W. Brooks, VP & Chief Information Security Officer
  • Mr. Andy Ludwig, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Steven D. Phillips, VP & Global Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Ryan Hill, Sr. Director of Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Thomas J. Lynch, VP & Chief HR Officer of PPL Services (Age 65)

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), Intel (INTC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Chevron (CVX) and International Business Machines (IBM).

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.01%), Swiss National Bank (0.38%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.32%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (0.28%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.19%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.17%). Company insiders that own PPL stock include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, 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 LSV Asset Management, Bank of Nova Scotia, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Galvin Gaustad & Stein LLC, Swiss National Bank, Rhumbline Advisers, and ARGI Investment Services LLC. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, and Vincent Sorgi.
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Which institutional investors are buying PPL stock?

PPL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Great Lakes Advisors LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Victory Capital Management Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, TCW Group Inc., and Meritage Portfolio Management.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is PPL's stock price today?

One share of PPL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.25.

How much money does PPL make?

PPL has a market capitalization of $22.51 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.

How many employees does PPL have?

PPL employs 12,318 workers across the globe.

When was PPL founded?

PPL was founded in 1920.

What is PPL's official website?

The official website for PPL is www.pplweb.com.

Where are PPL's headquarters?

PPL is headquartered at TWO N NINTH ST, ALLENTOWN PA, 18101.

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 5/9/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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