TransAlta Company Profile (TSE:TA)

About TransAlta

TransAlta 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:
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  • Exchange: TSE
  • Symbol: TA
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $5.70
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $6.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $6.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.56
  • P/E Growth: -7.72
  • Market Cap: $1.64B
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,899,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for TransAlta (TSE:TA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.71)
Consensus Price Target: C$6.92

Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/25/2016CIBCLower Price TargetC$11.00 -> C$10.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetC$5.50 -> C$6.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetHoldC$7.50 -> C$7.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingUnderperformC$6.50View Rating Details
8/10/2016RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetC$5.50 -> C$6.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016FirstEnergy CapitalBoost Price TargetC$5.25 -> C$5.75View Rating Details
7/18/2016National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetC$6.00 -> C$6.50View Rating Details
5/4/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket PerformC$5.00 -> C$6.50View Rating Details
1/18/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHoldC$8.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/31/2014($0.01)($0.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014$0.10$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.05 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q2 20161$0.02$0.02$0.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/29/2016P. Thomas JenkinsDirectorBuy237,000C$5.83C$1,381,615.20
3/3/2016Donald TremblayInsiderBuy16,000C$6.02C$96,312.00
2/22/2016John Harry KousiniorisInsiderBuy12,500C$5.98C$74,782.50
12/9/2015Nipa ChakravartiInsiderBuy1,100C$4.32C$4,752.00
5/21/2015P. Thomas JenkinsDirectorSell23,400C$11.02C$257,968.62
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
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News IconNorthwest Could Eye New Power after Coal Phase-out - Electric Co-op Today (TSE:TA) - August 22 at 10:53 AM logoUtilities Show 13 Of 50 'Safe' Top Dividend Dogs In August (TSE:TA) - August 20 at 7:12 PM logoTwo dividend stocks to avoid, Rosenberg's TSX views, and why the oil bull market is irrelevant - The Globe and Mail (TSE:TA) - August 19 at 7:34 PM logoETF’s with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : August 19, 2016 (TSE:TA) - August 19 at 7:34 PM
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News IconSean M. Durfy Appointed New Ascendant CEO (TSE:TA) - August 18 at 7:55 PM logoTransAlta Corp. :TA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 18, 2016 (TSE:TA) - August 18 at 7:55 PM logoEdited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-16 6:30pm GMT (TSE:TA) - August 18 at 10:45 AM logoPRESS DIGEST- Canada - Aug 10 (TSE:TA) - August 18 at 10:45 AM logoDividend 15 Split Corp. Declares 149th Consecutive Monthly Distribution (TSE:TA) - August 17 at 8:01 PM
News IconAlberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking (TSE:TA) - August 17 at 10:40 AM
News IconHydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams (TSE:TA) - August 16 at 11:00 AM
News IconInternational Frontier Resources – Day One Breakout Notes (TSE:TA) - August 15 at 8:02 PM logoCanopy Hits 52-Week High on Bought-Deal Financing (TSE:TA) - August 8 at 10:42 AM
News IconClosure of coal plants an expensive mistake - Lethbridge Herald (TSE:TA) - August 7 at 11:38 AM
News IconZoo probes mystery fish deaths - Pet Business World News (TSE:TA) - August 6 at 7:42 PM
News IconZoo probes mystery fish deaths (TSE:TA) - August 5 at 7:54 PM
News IconAlberta’s Most Innovative Organizations of 2016 (TSE:TA) - August 4 at 10:53 AM logoSNC at 52-Week High After Q2 Results (TSE:TA) - August 4 at 10:53 AM
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News IconMT Newswires Stocks To Watch: Valeant Up Near 5% in US Pre-Mkt. Also: TransAlta and Lundin Mining (TSE:VRX) - Consumer Eagle (TSE:TA) - July 20 at 8:42 PM logoTransAlta Corp’s path forward ‘is uncertain at best’ (TSE:TA) - July 19 at 7:52 PM
News IconInvestigation after 200 fish die in zoo aquarium (TSE:TA) - July 15 at 12:57 PM logoNew Broker Ratings For TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) - FTSE News (TSE:TA) - July 14 at 11:20 AM
News IconFish found dead in Calgary Zoo pools (TSE:TA) - July 13 at 8:04 PM
News IconAlberta Securities Commission Announces Appointments Of New Commission Member, Lead Independent Member (TSE:TA) - July 12 at 7:57 PM logoContrarian Investors: Are 2 Former Dividend Champs Now Value Plays? (TSE:TA) - July 12 at 12:01 PM logoFormer Director General of TransAlta Mexico Joins IFR Board (TSE:TA) - July 12 at 12:01 PM logoASC announces appointments of new commission member, lead independent member (TSE:TA) - July 11 at 7:36 PM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : July 11, 2016 (TSE:TA) - July 11 at 10:14 AM
News IconCalgary Stampede: This year's Grandstand Show lives up to Grand Spectacular title - Calgary Herald (TSE:TA) - July 10 at 6:51 PM
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News IconCalgary Stampede eyes expansion to become year-round draw - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News (TSE:TA) - July 5 at 10:34 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TA-CA : July 1, 2016 (TSE:TA) - July 1 at 8:41 AM logoTransAlta Corporation: Media Advisory: TransAlta Second Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call (TSE:TA) - June 30 at 7:53 PM
News IconVarcoe: Alberta should explore importing hydro from other provinces - Calgary Herald (TSE:TA) - June 28 at 10:38 AM logoTransAlta Corp. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:TA) : June 21, 2016 (TSE:TA) - June 21 at 11:39 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : June 20, 2016 (TSE:TA) - June 20 at 8:45 AM logoDividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $47724000 - EIN News (press release) (TSE:TA) - June 17 at 7:24 PM
News IconBack in Time - Clearwater Times (TSE:TA) - June 17 at 7:24 PM
News IconKeep Ghost Public Lands clean - Cochrane Eagle (TSE:TA) - June 17 at 7:24 PM
News IconBMO Capital Believes BEP Still Has Room to Grow - (TSE:TA) - June 15 at 7:37 PM


TransAlta (TSE:TA) Chart for Saturday, August, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 8/27/2016 by Staff