TransAlta Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:TAC)

About TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)

TransAlta Corporation logoTransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) is a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company with an aggregate net ownership interest of approximately 8,720 megawatts of generating capacity. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of electric energy. It focuses on generating and marketing electricity in Canada, the United States and Western Australia through its diversified portfolio of facilities fuelled by coal, natural gas, diesel, hydro, wind and solar. TransAlta is organized into eight business segments: Canadian Coal, U.S. Coal, Canadian Gas, Australian Gas, Wind and Solar, Hydro, Energy Marketing and Corporate. The Canadian Coal, U.S. Coal, Canadian Gas, Australian Gas, Wind and Solar, and Hydro segments are responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining its electrical generation. All the segments are supported by a Corporate segment, which includes the Corporation's central financial, legal, administrative, and investing functions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Renewable Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:TAC
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.81 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,899,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $6.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $5.91
  • 52 Week Range: $3.75 - $6.60
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 71.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 70.00
  • P/E Growth: -2.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.99 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.91
  • Book Value: $7.24 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.87
  • Annual Dividend: $0.13
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBITDA: $756.88 million
  • Net Margins: 1.67%
  • Return on Equity: 1.00%
  • Return on Assets: 0.34%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.78%
  • Current Ratio: 0.83%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
  • Average Volume: 23,143 shs.
  • Beta: 0.71
  • Short Ratio: 16.85

Frequently Asked Questions for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)

What is TransAlta Corporation's stock symbol?

TransAlta Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "TAC."

How often does TransAlta Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for TransAlta Corporation?

TransAlta Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.0314 per share on Sunday, October 1st. This represents a $0.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This is a boost from TransAlta Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. View TransAlta Corporation's Dividend History.

How were TransAlta Corporation's earnings last quarter?

TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October, 30th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.28. The company earned $490.62 million during the quarter. TransAlta Corporation had a net margin of 1.67% and a return on equity of 1.00%. View TransAlta Corporation's Earnings History.

When will TransAlta Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

TransAlta Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 3rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for TransAlta Corporation.

Where is TransAlta Corporation's stock going? Where will TransAlta Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for TransAlta Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $8.00. On average, they anticipate TransAlta Corporation's share price to reach $7.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for TransAlta Corporation.

Who are some of TransAlta Corporation's key competitors?

Who are TransAlta Corporation's key executives?

TransAlta Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gordon D. Giffin J.D., Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Dawn Lorraine Farrell, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director
  • Donald Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer
  • Wayne A. Collins, Executive Vice President - Coal and Mining Operations
  • Jennifer M. Pierce, Senior Vice President - Trading and Marketing
  • Aron J. Willis, Senior Vice President - Gas and Renewables
  • Dawn E. de Lima, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Brett M. Gellner, Chief Investment Officer
  • John Harry Kousinioris, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary
  • Todd John Stack, Managing Director, Corporate Controller

How do I buy TransAlta Corporation stock?

Shares of TransAlta Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is TransAlta Corporation's stock price today?

One share of TransAlta Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.30.

MarketBeat Community Rating for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE TAC)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  98 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  209 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  307
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about TransAlta Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $7.00 (11.11% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Price Target History for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/13/2017National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
11/25/2016BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$8.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector Perform$6.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016ScotiabankUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Earnings by Quarter for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Earnings History by Quarter for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE TAC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2015Q3$0.06$0.34$490.62 millionViewListenView 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$0.13$578.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014$0.10($0.05)$572.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.04($0.04)$518.00 million$453.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014$0.10$0.17$703.67 millionViewN/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 Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.01$0.01$0.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Most Recent Dividend:10/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.13
Dividend Yield:2.06%
Dividend Growth:-40.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:144.46% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-130.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
144.44% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)

Dividend History by Quarter for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE TAC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
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Headline Trends for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
Latest Headlines for TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC)
DateHeadline logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 19 at 2:36 PM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TAC-US : October 19, 2017 - October 19 at 9:32 AM logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for TransAlta Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (TAC) - October 18 at 7:28 AM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.03 Per Share - October 10 at 10:18 PM logoContrarian Investors: 2 Attractive Canadian Stocks Trading Below $10 - October 6 at 11:01 AM logoTransAlta: Undervalued Long-Term Investment - Seeking Alpha - September 30 at 1:22 PM logoThe Oldest Newest Natural Gas Play - Part 2 - September 27 at 3:52 PM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 24 at 2:48 PM logoShares of TAC Now Oversold - September 23 at 9:50 AM logoTransAlta Corp. : TAC-US: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 22, 2017 - September 23 at 9:50 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate TransAlta Corporation (TAC) Will Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share - September 19 at 2:28 PM logoTransAlta Announces Conversion Results for Series E Preferred Shares - September 18 at 7:04 AM logoShould You Buy TransAlta Corporation Today? - September 16 at 9:20 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TAC-US : September 12, 2017 - September 13 at 9:50 AM logoTransAlta Reaches Analyst Target Price - September 9 at 9:09 AM logoBargains or Busts: 2 Companies Trading at Big Discounts - September 1 at 9:29 AM logoTransAlta Corporation Provides Notice of Series E Preferred Shares Conversion Right and Announces Reset Dividend Rates - September 1 at 9:29 AM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 30, 2017 - Nasdaq - August 30 at 9:54 AM logoTransAlta: Q2 Inline, Guidance Lowered - August 27 at 7:22 AM logoTransAlta Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:TAC) : August 24, 2017 - August 24 at 6:43 PM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) and Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) Head to Head Comparison - August 16 at 9:42 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TAC-US : August 15, 2017 - August 16 at 7:57 AM logoTransAlta (TAC) Q2 Loss in Line with Estimates, Revises View - August 12 at 8:17 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about TransAlta Corp. - August 11 at 2:26 AM logoTransAlta Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Revised 2017 Outlook - August 10 at 8:28 AM logoTransAlta reports 2Q loss - August 10 at 8:28 AM logoTransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - August 5 at 2:38 PM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday - August 2 at 8:40 AM logoTransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) Declares Dividend Increase - $0.03 Per Share - July 19 at 4:57 PM logoTransAlta Appoints the Honourable Rona Ambrose to its Board of Directors - July 14 at 8:58 AM logoTransAlta Corporation (TAC) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 11 at 2:12 PM logoTransAlta Comments on the Balancing Pools Announcement Regarding the Consultation Process Initiation - July 6 at 11:54 AM logoCritical Review: 8point3 Energy Partners (CAFD) & TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) - July 5 at 12:22 AM logoTransAlta Is Undervalued And Getting Paid For Coal Shutdowns - June 17 at 9:57 PM logoTransAlta's (TAC) CEO Dawn Farrell on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - March 3 at 8:07 PM logoTransAlta Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results - March 3 at 8:07 PM logoEarnings Scheduled For March 3, 2017 - March 3 at 6:57 AM logoTAC Crosses Critical Technical Indicator - February 28 at 7:43 PM logoTRANSALTA CORPORATION - January 17 at 10:49 AM logoShould TransAlta (TAC) Be On Your Radar Now? - December 28 at 8:55 AM logoTransAlta Signs New Agreement for Mississauga Cogeneration Facility - December 23 at 1:14 AM logoTransalta Corp. (TAC) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 2.9% Yield - - December 20 at 7:58 PM logoTransalta Corp. (TAC) Issues 2017 Outlook - - December 20 at 7:58 PM logoContrarian Investors: Is TransAlta Corporation a Top Turnaround Pick? - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoTransAlta vs. TransAlta Renewables: Which Utility Provides The Better Dividend? - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoTransAlta Declares Dividends - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoTransalta Corp. (TAC) to Exchange Preferred Shares - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoTransAlta Corporation Announces Preferred Share Exchange - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoTransAlta Corporation: Is it Finally Time to Own This Stock? - December 9 at 10:28 AM logoWhere Will TransAlta Corporation Go From Here? - December 2 at 11:18 AM



TransAlta Corporation (TAC) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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