NYSE:PPL

PPL Competitors

$29.14
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Today's Range
$28.96
Now: $29.14
$29.30
50-Day Range
$26.19
MA: $28.34
$29.69
52-Week Range
$23.71
Now: $29.14
$30.94
Volume7.48 million shs
Average Volume5.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.42 billion
P/E Ratio14.43
Dividend Yield5.78%
Beta0.72

Competitors

PPL (NYSE:PPL) Vs. NEE, DUK, SO, ES, EIX, and ETR

Should you be buying PPL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "electric utilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to PPL, including NextEra Energy (NEE), Duke Energy (DUK), The Southern (SO), Eversource Energy (ES), Edison International (EIX), and Entergy (ETR).

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NextEra Energy pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPL has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and NextEra Energy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PPL and NextEra Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
NextEra Energy031102.79

PPL currently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. NextEra Energy has a consensus price target of $78.4333, indicating a potential downside of 3.10%. Given PPL's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PPL is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and NextEra Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
NextEra Energy21.44%10.79%3.68%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.2% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PPL and NextEra Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion8.27$3.77 billion$2.0938.73

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than PPL. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NextEra Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats NextEra Energy on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PPL has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Duke Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PPL and Duke Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
Duke Energy08202.20

PPL currently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. Duke Energy has a consensus price target of $100.60, indicating a potential downside of 0.07%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PPL is more favorable than Duke Energy.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and Duke Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
Duke Energy8.68%8.28%2.35%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of Duke Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PPL and Duke Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
Duke Energy$25.08 billion3.09$3.75 billion$5.0619.90

Duke Energy has higher revenue and earnings than PPL. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Duke Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats Duke Energy on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and The Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Southern pays out 82.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PPL has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and The Southern has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of The Southern shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of The Southern shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Southern has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PPL and The Southern, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
The Southern32802.38

PPL currently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. The Southern has a consensus price target of $65.1538, indicating a potential upside of 0.22%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PPL is more favorable than The Southern.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and The Southern's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
The Southern15.80%10.08%2.69%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PPL and The Southern's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
The Southern$21.42 billion3.21$4.75 billion$3.1120.90

The Southern has higher revenue and earnings than PPL. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Southern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats The Southern on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy pays out 69.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPL has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Eversource Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.8% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PPL and Eversource Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
Eversource Energy26402.17

PPL presently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. Eversource Energy has a consensus price target of $90.1667, indicating a potential upside of 0.53%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PPL is more favorable than Eversource Energy.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and Eversource Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
Eversource Energy13.57%8.88%2.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PPL and Eversource Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
Eversource Energy$8.53 billion3.61$909.05 million$3.4526.00

PPL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eversource Energy. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eversource Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats Eversource Energy on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Edison International (NYSE:EIX) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Edison International pays an annual dividend of $2.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Edison International pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPL has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Edison International has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Edison International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Edison International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edison International has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PPL and Edison International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
Edison International03702.70

PPL presently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. Edison International has a consensus price target of $68.40, indicating a potential upside of 11.47%. Given PPL's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PPL is more favorable than Edison International.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and Edison International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
Edison International3.23%10.57%2.51%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PPL and Edison International's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
Edison International$12.35 billion1.89$1.41 billion$4.7013.06

PPL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Edison International. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Edison International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats Edison International on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Entergy (NYSE:ETR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Entergy pays an annual dividend of $3.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Entergy pays out 70.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPL has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Entergy has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.6% of Entergy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Entergy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PPL has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entergy has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PPL and Entergy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
Entergy031002.77

PPL presently has a consensus price target of $34.1786, indicating a potential upside of 17.29%. Entergy has a consensus price target of $114.3636, indicating a potential upside of 7.24%. Given PPL's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PPL is more favorable than Entergy.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and Entergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
Entergy13.75%11.01%2.15%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PPL and Entergy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.89$1.75 billion$2.4511.89
Entergy$10.88 billion1.97$1.26 billion$5.4019.75

PPL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Entergy. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entergy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats Entergy on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


PPL Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
NextEra Energy logo
NEE
NextEra Energy
1.8$80.94+0.9%$158.76 billion$19.20 billion40.78Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
1.8$100.67+0.9%$77.44 billion$25.08 billion36.88Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
The Southern logo
SO
The Southern
2.0$65.01+0.8%$68.69 billion$21.42 billion21.67Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Eversource Energy logo
ES
Eversource Energy
1.8$89.69+1.0%$30.79 billion$8.53 billion25.41Analyst Report
Edison International logo
EIX
Edison International
2.0$61.36+0.1%$23.28 billion$12.35 billion61.98News Coverage
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
2.0$106.64+1.0%$21.44 billion$10.88 billion15.48Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
FirstEnergy logo
FE
FirstEnergy
2.1$35.69+0.5%$19.42 billion$11.04 billion26.44Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
1.9$84.90+0.5%$9.57 billion$3.47 billion15.11
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
1.7$33.47+0.2%$6.70 billion$2.23 billion-34.86News Coverage
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.0$101.04+0.5%$5.10 billion$1.35 billion20.70Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.5$42.66+0.0%$4.66 billion$2.87 billion21.77Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
1.9$50.52+0.8%$4.53 billion$2.12 billion27.61Decrease in Short Interest
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.9$49.57+0.1%$4.25 billion$1.46 billion20.23News Coverage
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
1.8$70.62+0.9%$3.69 billion$1.24 billion20.71
Array Technologies logo
ARRY
Array Technologies
1.6$27.72+3.8%$3.52 billionN/A0.00Analyst Upgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Lockup Expiration
Gap Down
MGE Energy logo
MGEE
MGE Energy
1.8$74.02+0.3%$2.68 billion$568.85 million28.04News Coverage
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
1.8$47.48+0.5%$1.97 billion$919.50 million19.78Analyst Downgrade
Unitil logo
UTL
Unitil
2.0$50.27+1.7%$755.91 million$438.20 million24.89
This page was last updated on 4/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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