About PPL (NYSE:PPL)
PPL 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry UTIL-ELEC PWR
Trailing P/E Ratio12.14
Forward P/E Ratio11.69
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$7.45 billion
Price / Sales2.53
Cash Flow$3.83 per share
Price / Cash7.08
Book Value$15.63 per share
Price / Book1.74
Net Income$1.13 billion
Return on Equity14.75%
Return on Assets3.85%
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 Thursday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is an increase from PPL's previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. View PPL's Dividend History.
How were PPL's earnings last quarter?
PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 22nd. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.07. The utilities provider earned $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.03 billion. PPL had a net margin of 15.15% and a return on equity of 14.75%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. View PPL's Earnings History.
When will PPL make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings?
PPL updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 20th. 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.
Where is PPL's stock going? Where will PPL's stock price be in 2018?
10 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for PPL's stock. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's stock price to reach $37.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for PPL.
Are investors shorting PPL?
PPL saw a drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,142,979 shares, a drop of 15.5% from the January 31st total of 20,275,842 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,094,010 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 days. Approximately 2.5% of the company's stock are short sold.
Who are some of PPL's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to PPL include Exelon (EXC), National Grid (NGG), American Electric Power (AEP), CLP (CLPHY), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Consolidated Edison (ED), Pacific Gas and Electric (PCG), E.On (EONGY), Edison International (EIX), WEC Energy Group (WEC), Korea Electric Power (KEP), DTE Energy (DTE), Eversource Energy (ES), FirstEnergy (FE), Avangrid (AGR), RWE (RWEOY), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) and Entergy (ETR).
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. Stephen K. Breininger, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 44)
Has PPL been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about PPL stock have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PPL earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.62 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.
Who are PPL's major shareholders?
PPL's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (2.01%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.24%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.21%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.98%), Raymond James & Associates (0.50%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.46%). 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 Franklin Resources Inc., Millennium Management LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., First Trust Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY, Zimmer Partners LP and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Boston Partners, Bank of Montreal Can, Virtus Fund Advisers LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. and Jefferies Group 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 $27.13.
How big of a company is PPL?
PPL has a market capitalization of $18.96 billion and generates $7.45 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.64 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]
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PPL (NYSE:PPL) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.40||2.30||2.22||2.29|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$37.50||$37.61||$39.81||$38.36|
|Price Target Upside: ||38.22% upside||25.12% upside||17.20% upside||1.22% downside|
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Consensus Price Target History
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/24/2016 forward)
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
PPL (NYSE PPL) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/22/2018||Q4 2017||$0.48||$0.55||$2.03 billion||$1.93 billion||View||Listen|
|11/1/2017||Q3 2017||$0.53||$0.56||$2.03 billion||$1.85 billion||View||N/A|
|8/3/2017||Q2 2017||$0.50||$0.52||$1.79 billion||$1.73 billion||View||Listen|
|5/4/2017||3/31/2017||$0.62||$0.62||$2.03 billion||$1.95 billion||View||Listen|
|2/1/2017||Q416||$0.52||$0.60||$2.06 billion||$1.83 billion||View||Listen|
|11/1/2016||Q316||$0.58||$0.63||$2.04 billion||$1.89 billion||View||N/A|
|8/9/2016||Q216||$0.53||$0.56||$1.80 billion||$1.79 billion||View||N/A|
|4/28/2016||Q116||$0.74||$0.67||$2.38 billion||$2.01 billion||View||Listen|
|2/4/2016||Q415||$0.44||$0.43||$1.60 billion||$1.78 billion||View||N/A|
|10/29/2015||Q315||$0.50||$0.51||$2.03 billion||$1.88 billion||View||Listen|
|8/3/2015||Q215||$0.47||$0.49||$1.94 billion||$1.78 billion||View||N/A|
|5/7/2015||Q115||$0.68||$0.77||$2.21 billion||$3.17 billion||View||N/A|
|2/5/2015||Q414||$0.51||$0.58||$3.48 billion||$4.02 billion||View||N/A|
|11/4/2014||Q314||$0.53||$0.54||$2.83 billion||$3.45 billion||View||N/A|
|7/31/2014||Q2||$0.44||$0.53||$2.78 billion||$2.87 billion||View||N/A|
|5/1/2014||Q114||$0.71||$0.80||$3.33 billion||$1.22 billion||View||N/A|
|2/6/2014||Q413||$0.50||$0.60||$2.44 million||$2.85 million||View||N/A|
|10/31/2013||Q313||$0.68||$0.66||$3.31 billion||$3.11 billion||View||N/A|
|8/1/2013||Q2 2013||$0.46||$0.49||$2.63 billion||$3.45 billion||View||N/A|
|5/2/2013||Q1 2013||$0.70||$0.71||$3.46 billion||$2.46 billion||View||N/A|
|2/14/2013||Q4 2012||$0.47||$0.49||$2.47 billion||$3.22 billion||View||N/A|
|11/8/2012||Q312||$0.67||$0.72||$3.05 billion||$2.40 billion||View||N/A|
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.30
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.44
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Dividend Information
|Dividend Growth:||1.80% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||100.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
70.69% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
67.21% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
PPL (NYSE PPL) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.44%
PPL (NYSE PPL) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/28/2018||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||2,378||$29.19||$69,413.82||23,562|| |
|2/28/2018||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||2,205||$29.19||$64,363.95||16,799|| |
|2/28/2018||Victor A. Staffieri||Chairman||Sell||4,232||$29.20||$123,574.40|| |
|2/1/2018||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||9,320||$31.67||$295,164.40||25,940|| |
|1/30/2018||Vincent Sorgi||Insider||Sell||10,274||$31.54||$324,041.96||3,406|| |
|1/23/2018||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||5,045||$31.60||$159,422.00||24,080|| |
|1/23/2018||Victor A Staffieri||Chairman||Sell||19,524||$31.60||$616,958.40||29,084|| |
|8/23/2017||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||35,651||$39.50||$1,408,214.50||52,450|| |
|8/3/2017||Joseph P. Bergstein, Jr.||VP||Sell||2,983||$39.00||$116,337.00|| |
|8/3/2017||Vincent Sorgi||Insider||Sell||5,600||$39.00||$218,400.00||97|| |
|7/24/2017||Joseph P. Bergstein, Jr.||VP||Sell||2,929||$38.55||$112,912.95|| |
|6/19/2017||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||8,228||$39.55||$325,417.40||39,693|| |
|3/23/2017||Robert A Symons||Insider||Sell||12,703||$37.60||$477,632.80||1|| |
|2/28/2017||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||4,035||$36.57||$147,559.95||16,799|| |
|2/28/2017||Vincent Sorgi||Insider||Sell||10,708||$37.00||$396,196.00||11,181|| |
|2/28/2017||William H. Spence||Chairman||Sell||40,123||$36.94||$1,482,143.62|| |
|2/21/2017||Paul W Thompson||Insider||Sell||6,454||$36.00||$232,344.00||5,073|| |
|1/24/2017||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||10,231||$34.57||$353,685.67||33,065|| |
|1/24/2017||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||5,734||$34.36||$197,020.24||25,424|| |
|1/24/2017||William H. Spence||Chairman||Sell||67,533||$34.57||$2,334,615.81|| |
|7/11/2016||Robert A. Symons||Insider||Sell||13,901||$37.40||$519,897.40|| |
|7/8/2016||Joseph P. Bergstein, Jr.||VP||Sell||1,581||$37.06||$58,591.86|| |
|6/16/2016||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||34,102||$38.84||$1,324,521.68||51,405|| |
|6/16/2016||Vincent Sorgi||CFO||Sell||10,400||$38.94||$404,976.00||18,534|| |
|6/16/2016||William H. Spence||CEO||Sell||156,224||$38.79||$6,059,928.96|| |
|1/26/2016||Joanne H Raphael||SVP||Sell||6,068||$33.91||$205,765.88||17,474|| |
|1/26/2016||Victor A Staffieri||Insider||Sell||16,907||$34.08||$576,190.56||1|| |
|1/25/2016||Gregory N. Dudkin||insider||Sell||8,007||$33.98||$272,077.86||17,303|| |
|1/25/2016||Joanne H. Raphael||SVP||Sell||5,825||$33.98||$197,933.50||23,542|| |
|12/23/2015||Gregory N. Dudkin||insider||Sell||121,557||$34.00||$4,132,938.00||10,058|| |
|9/21/2015||Robert A. Symons||insider||Sell||9,686||$31.13||$301,525.18|| |
|8/20/2015||Mark F. Wilten||VP||Sell||21,855||$33.75||$737,606.25||19|| |
|6/22/2015||Mark F Wilten||VP||Sell||1,526||$30.87||$47,107.62|| |
|2/3/2015||Robert D Gabbard||Insider||Sell||184,460||$36.00||$6,640,560.00|| |
|1/28/2015||Paul A Farr||Insider||Sell||7,178||$35.56||$255,249.68|| |
|1/28/2015||Robert J Grey||EVP||Sell||4,814||$35.56||$171,185.84|| |
|1/27/2015||Paul A Farr||Insider||Sell||22,914||$35.72||$818,488.08|| |
|1/27/2015||Robert J Grey||EVP||Sell||12,683||$35.56||$451,007.48|| |
|1/26/2015||Victor A Staffieri||Insider||Sell||118,710||$35.51||$4,215,392.10|| |
|1/21/2015||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||55,630||$35.99||$2,002,123.70|| |
|1/5/2015||Gregory N Dudkin||Insider||Sell||28,840||$35.81||$1,032,760.40|| |
|11/5/2014||Mark F Wilten||VP||Sell||13,746||$35.44||$487,158.24|| |
|11/5/2014||Robert D Gabbard||Insider||Sell||11,704||$36.01||$421,461.04|| |
|11/5/2014||Robert J Grey||EVP||Sell||65,430||$36.00||$2,355,480.00|| |
|9/15/2014||Robert A Symons||Insider||Sell||7,287||$32.63||$237,774.81|| |
|8/25/2014||Mark F Wilten||VP||Sell||6,674||$34.44||$229,852.56|| |
|8/21/2014||Mark F Wilten||VP||Sell||3,472||$34.44||$119,575.68|| |
|5/30/2014||David G Decampli||Insider||Sell||39,793||$34.99||$1,392,357.07|| |
|5/7/2014||Rick Klingensmith||Insider||Sell||16,040||$34.50||$553,380.00||23,039|| |
|5/1/2014||Rick Klingensmith||Insider||Sell||50,350||$34.08||$1,715,928.00||23,039|| |
|5/1/2014||Vincent Sorgi||VP||Sell||1,500||$34.00||$51,000.00||6,081|| |
|5/1/2014||William Spence||CEO||Sell||21,857||$33.61||$734,613.77||5,918|| |
|4/17/2014||David Decampli||Insider||Sell||20,474||$33.49||$685,674.26||47,102|| |
|4/14/2014||David Decampli||Insider||Sell||20,813||$32.63||$679,128.19||47,102|| |
|3/31/2014||David Decampli||Insider||Sell||20,473||$33.02||$676,018.46||47,097|| |
|3/31/2014||Vincent Sorgi||VP||Sell||1,500||$33.00||$49,500.00||7,581|| |
|2/24/2014||Robert Grey||EVP||Sell||66,100||$32.06||$2,119,166.00||515|| |
|2/11/2014||Victor Staffieri||Insider||Sell||45,350||$31.06||$1,408,571.00|| |
|1/29/2014||Victor Staffieri||Insider||Sell||56,105||$30.05||$1,685,955.25|| |
|1/28/2014||David Decampli||Insider||Sell||8,765||$29.84||$261,547.60||47,097|| |
|1/28/2014||Paul Farr||CFO||Sell||25,424||$29.84||$758,652.16||56,117|| |
|1/28/2014||Robert Grey||EVP||Sell||14,631||$29.84||$436,589.04||515|| |
|1/28/2014||William Spence||CEO||Sell||12,039||$29.84||$359,243.76||27,753|| |
|10/7/2013||Paul Farr||CFO||Sell||3,568||$30.02||$107,111.36||56,117|| |
|8/6/2013||Paul Farr||CFO||Sell||3,097||$31.96||$98,980.12||59,685|| |
|3/25/2013||Paul A Farr||CFO||Sell||6,200||$30.15||$186,930.00|| |
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