NYSE:PPL - PPL Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$31.42 +0.24 (+0.77 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 01:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$31.18
Today's Range$30.97 - $31.50
52-Week Range$25.30 - $32.46
Volume3.35 million shs
Average Volume4.93 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.65 billion
P/E Ratio13.09
Dividend Yield5.26%
Beta0.55
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP69351T10
Phone610-774-5151

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.79 billion
Cash Flow$4.0911 per share
Book Value$16.17 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.83 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees12,512
Market Cap$22.65 billion
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 Friday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.4125 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. This is a boost from PPL's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. View PPL's Dividend History.

How were PPL's earnings last quarter?

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.88 billion. PPL had a net margin of 23.47% and a return on equity of 14.91%. The business's revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. View PPL's Earnings History.

When is PPL's next earnings date?

PPL is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for PPL.

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

PPL updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 14th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.50-2.80 for the period. PPL also updated its FY19 guidance to $2.30-2.50 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for PPL?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for PPL's shares. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate PPL's stock price to reach $34.3750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for PPL.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for PPL?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PPL in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for PPL.

Has PPL been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about PPL stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. PPL earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting PPL?

PPL saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 42,703,513 shares, a decrease of 9.1% from the January 15th total of 46,971,876 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,520,732 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 9.4 days. Currently, 5.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View PPL's Current Options Chain.

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), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Ford Motor (F), Pfizer (PFE), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD).

Who are PPL's key executives?

PPL's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William H. Spence, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Vincent Sorgi, Sr. 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)

Who are PPL's major shareholders?

PPL's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.64%), Zimmer Partners LP (2.88%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.80%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.14%) and Legal & General Group Plc (1.04%). 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Zimmer Partners LP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Raymond James & Associates and Brookstone Capital Management. Company insiders that have sold PPL company stock in the last year include Gregory N Dudkin, Joanne H Raphael, Paul W Thompson and Victor A Staffieri. 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 BlackRock Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Reaves W H & Co. Inc. and B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension Fund. 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 $31.42.

How big of a company is PPL?

PPL has a market capitalization of $22.65 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.83 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.40 on an earnings per share basis. PPL employs 12,512 workers across the globe.

What is PPL's official website?

The official website for PPL is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for PPL (NYSE PPL)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  436 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  483 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  919
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This page was last updated on 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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