NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.52 +0.02 (+0.07 %) (As of 07/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$28.64Today's Range$28.38 - $28.7552-Week Range$25.30 - $39.90Volume5.49 million shsAverage Volume7.09 million shsMarket Capitalization$19.94 billionP/E Ratio12.68Dividend Yield5.72%Beta0.53 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive PPL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PPL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric services Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities SectorUtilities SymbolNYSE:PPL CUSIP69351T10 Webwww.pplweb.com Phone610-774-5151 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.81 Current Ratio0.59 Quick Ratio0.52 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.68 Forward P/E Ratio12.40 P/E Growth2.07 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.45 billion Price / Sales2.68 Cash Flow$3.8593 per share Price / Cash7.39 Book Value$15.63 per share Price / Book1.82 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.25 Net Income$1.13 billion Net Margins15.44% Return on Equity15.24% Return on Assets3.99% Miscellaneous Employees12,512 Outstanding Shares699,040,000Market Cap$19,936.71 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 declared 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 5.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. View PPL's Dividend History. How were PPL's earnings last quarter? PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.08. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.09 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.24% and a net margin of 15.44%. PPL's revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.62 EPS. View PPL's Earnings History. When is PPL's next earnings date? PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for PPL. What guidance has PPL issued on next quarter's earnings? PPL updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.20-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.31. What price target have analysts set for PPL? 11 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for PPL's stock. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect PPL's stock price to reach $35.7222 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for PPL. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for PPL? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PPL in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." Are investors shorting PPL? PPL saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 55,984,871 shares, an increase of 4.3% from the June 15th total of 53,699,948 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,366,822 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.6 days. Approximately 7.3% of the company's shares are sold short. View PPL's Current Options Chain. Who are some of PPL's key competitors? Some companies that are related to PPL include Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock (ENLAY), Southern (SO), Dominion Energy (D), American Electric Power (AEP), CLP (CLPHY), Edison International (EIX), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), DTE Energy (DTE), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY), Eversource Energy (ES), Korea Electric Power (KEP), FirstEnergy (FE), Avangrid (AGR), Entergy (ETR) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY). 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 headlines about PPL stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PPL earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.05 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are PPL's major shareholders? PPL's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.36%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.07%), Howard Capital Management Inc. (0.05%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.03%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). 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 Hexavest Inc., Atria Investments LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Howard Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Denali Advisors LLC, Nwam LLC, Triangle Securities Wealth Management, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd and Regent Investment Management 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 $28.52. How big of a company is PPL? PPL has a market capitalization of $19.94 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 365 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 413 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 778MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about PPL and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PPL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PPL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I follow buy, hold and sell recommendations?