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NYSE:PPL

PPL - PPL Stock Forecast, Price & News

$30.91
+0.08 (+0.26%)
(As of 08/18/2022 05:17 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$30.69
$30.92
50-Day Range
$25.36
$30.91
52-Week Range
$24.98
$30.99
Volume
3.13 million shs
Average Volume
6.03 million shs
Market Capitalization
$22.76 billion
P/E Ratio
31.54
Dividend Yield
2.92%
Price Target
$31.00

PPL MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.55 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.3% Upside
$31.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.62% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-8.27
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.25mentions of PPL in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.74 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.22%
From $1.38 to $1.59 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.26 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

32nd out of 87 stocks

Electric Services Industry

16th out of 42 stocks

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About PPL (NYSE:PPL) Stock

PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments: Kentucky Regulated and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves approximately 429,000 electric and 333,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 538,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in five counties in southwestern Virginia. The company also provides electric services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and 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.

PPL Trading Up 0.3 %

PPL Stock traded up $0.08 during trading on Thursday, reaching $30.91. The company had a trading volume of 3,130,283 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,028,761. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.54 and a beta of 0.75. PPL has a 12-month low of $24.98 and a 12-month high of $30.99. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $27.75 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $28.19.

PPL Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 21st were given a $0.225 dividend. This is a positive change from PPL's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 17th. PPL's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 91.84%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

PPL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. The Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on PPL in a research note on Monday, May 30th. They issued a "buy" rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on PPL from $33.00 to $29.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Bank of America raised shares of PPL from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their price objective for the company from $29.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Monday. Evercore ISI upped their target price on PPL to $32.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Finally, Mizuho dropped their price target on PPL from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. According to MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $31.00.

Insider Buying and Selling at PPL

In other news, CEO Vincent Sorgi sold 27,553 shares of PPL stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.00, for a total value of $799,037.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 111,462 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,232,398. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In related news, insider Stephanie R. Raymond sold 3,374 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.45, for a total value of $102,738.30. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,182 shares in the company, valued at approximately $705,891.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Vincent Sorgi sold 27,553 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.00, for a total value of $799,037.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 111,462 shares in the company, valued at $3,232,398. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 59,004 shares of company stock valued at $1,742,702. Company insiders own 0.17% of the company's stock.

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PPL Stock News Headlines

PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) CEO Sells $828,000.00 in Stock
Analysts Set PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) Target Price at $30.78
PPL (NYSE:PPL) Price Target Raised to $32.00 at Evercore ISI
StockNews.com Lowers PPL (NYSE:PPL) to Hold
PPL (PPL) Q2 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) CEO Vincent Sorgi Sells 27,553 Shares
PPL Corporation Reports Second-Quarter 2022 Earnings
PPL August 19th Options Begin Trading
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PPL Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/04/2021
Ex-Dividend for 7/1 Dividend
6/17/2022
Dividend Payable
7/01/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric services
Sub-Industry
Electric Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
69351T10
Employees
5,607
Year Founded
1920

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$31.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$34.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$28.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+0.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.55
Research Coverage
11 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$-1,480,000,000.00
Pretax Margin
14.64%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$5.78 billion
Cash Flow
$2.50 per share
Book Value
$18.84 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
734,933,000
Market Cap
$22.76 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.75

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Vincent  SorgiMr. Vincent Sorgi (Age 50)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.88M
  • Mr. Joseph P. Bergstein Jr. (Age 51)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Mr. Gregory N. DudkinMr. Gregory N. Dudkin (Age 64)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $1.79M
  • Ms. Wendy E. Stark (Age 50)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. & Chief Legal Officer
    Comp: $1.66M
  • Mr. Mark W. Brooks
    VP & Chief Information Security Officer
  • Mr. Andrew Ludwig
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Steven D. Phillips
    VP & Global Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Ryan Hill
    Sr. Director of Corp. Communications
  • Ms. Angela K. Gosman (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Ms. Christine W. Martin
    VP of Public Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer













PPL Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell PPL stock right now?

11 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PPL in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" PPL shares.
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What is PPL's stock price forecast for 2022?

11 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for PPL's shares. Their PPL share price forecasts range from $28.00 to $34.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $31.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have PPL shares performed in 2022?

PPL's stock was trading at $30.06 at the beginning of the year. Since then, PPL stock has increased by 2.6% and is now trading at $30.83.
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Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 11,280,000 shares, an increase of 30.4% from the June 30th total of 8,650,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,630,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is PPL's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.02. The utilities provider earned $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.59 billion. PPL had a net margin of 11.32% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.90%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share.
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How often does PPL pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for PPL?

PPL announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 21st will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, July 1st. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 17th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.
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Is PPL a good dividend stock?

PPL (NYSE:PPL) pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.91%. The dividend payout ratio is 91.84%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, PPL will have a dividend payout ratio of 56.60% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for PPL.

What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings?

PPL issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.40-$1.55 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.42. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.97%), FMR LLC (2.33%), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (1.27%), Northern Trust Corp (0.97%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.86%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.82%). Insiders that own company stock include David J Bonenberger, Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Stephanie R Raymond, Vincent Sorgi and William H Spence.
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How do I buy shares of PPL?

Shares of PPL stock 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 $30.83.

How much money does PPL make?

PPL (NYSE:PPL) has a market capitalization of $22.70 billion and generates $5.78 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $-1,480,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.98 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does PPL have?

The company employs 5,607 workers across the globe.

Does PPL have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of PPL: AES Ironwood, AES Prescott, CEP Reserves Inc., Kentucky Utilities Company, LG&E and KU Energy LLC, Louisville Gas and Electric Company, PMDC International Holdings Inc., PPL (Barbados) SRL, PPL Atlantic Holdings LLC, PPL Capital Funding Inc., PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, PPL Energy Funding Corporation, PPL Global LLC, PPL UK Holdings LLC, PPL UK Resources Limited, PPL WPD Limited, Safari Energy, Western Power Distribution (East Midlands) plc, Western Power Distribution (South West) plc, and Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) plc.
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When was PPL founded?

PPL was founded in 1920.

How can I contact PPL?

PPL's mailing address is TWO N NINTH ST, ALLENTOWN PA, 18101. The official website for the company is www.pplweb.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (610) 774-5151, via email at invrel@pplweb.com, or via fax at 610-774-5106.

This page (NYSE:PPL) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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