TransAlta Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:TAC)

About TransAlta Corp.

TransAlta Corp. logoTransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) is a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company with an aggregate net ownership interest of approximately 8,730 megawatts of generating capacity. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of electric energy. TransAlta is organized into seven segments: Canadian Coal, U.S. Coal, Gas, Wind and Solar, Hydro, Energy Marketing and Corporate. The Canadian Coal, U.S. Coal, Gas, Wind and Solar, and Hydro segments are responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining its electrical generation. The Canadian Coal segment is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Company's related mining operations in Canada. The Energy Marketing segment is responsible for marketing its production through short-term and long-term contracts. The Company operates facilities having approximately 10,208 megawatts of aggregate generating capacity.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: TAC
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $4.45
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $4.73
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $4.78
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.54
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 40.45
  • P/E Growth: -6.45
  • Market Cap: $1.28B
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,899,000
  • Beta: 0.45
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.60)
Consensus Price Target: $6.50 (46.07% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/4/2016TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
5/4/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeSector Perform -> Underperform$5.00 -> $5.50View Rating Details
4/22/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
1/15/2016BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$8.00 -> $5.00View Rating Details
11/2/2015National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$10.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
8/25/2015CIBCUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
3/24/2015ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector OutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2015Q3$0.06$0.34ViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215($0.02)($0.16)$491.00 million$438.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.03$0.09$775.00 million$593.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q414$0.11$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014$0.10($0.05)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.04($0.04)$518.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014$0.10$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013$0.13$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013$0.15$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q412$0.28$0.21$608.00 million$661.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.06 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.11 EPS


Current Dividend Information for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
Annual Dividend:$0.13
Dividend Yield:2.92%
Payout Ratio:22.03% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
216.67% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
118.18% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:-25.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC)
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TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC) Chart for Friday, August, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 8/26/2016 by Staff