TransAlta Company Profile (TSE:TA)

About TransAlta (TSE:TA)

TransAlta 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: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: TSE:TA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: C$2.26 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,899,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$7.49
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$7.64
  • 52 Week Range: C$5.11 - C$8.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 72.59
  • P/E Growth: -1.67
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$2.42 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.93
  • Book Value: C$8.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.89
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBITDA: C$920 million
  • Net Margins: 0.80%
  • Return on Equity: -2.82%
  • Return on Assets: 0.15%
  • Average Volume: 360,630 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 7.86

Frequently Asked Questions for TransAlta (TSE:TA)

What is TransAlta's stock symbol?

TransAlta trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "TA."

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

TransAlta declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of 0.04 per share on Sunday, October 1st. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. View TransAlta's Dividend History.

How were TransAlta's earnings last quarter?

TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $578 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $571.03 million. TransAlta had a negative return on equity of 2.82% and a net margin of 0.80%. View TransAlta's Earnings History.

When will TransAlta make its next earnings announcement?

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

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

5 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for TransAlta's stock. Their predictions range from C$7.00 to C$9.00. On average, they anticipate TransAlta's share price to reach C$8.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for TransAlta.

Who are some of TransAlta's key competitors?

Who are TransAlta's key executives?

TransAlta'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 stock?

Shares of TransAlta and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

What is TransAlta's stock price today?

One share of TransAlta stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$7.84.

MarketBeat Community Rating for TransAlta (TSE TA)
Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  287 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  370
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about TransAlta 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 (TSE:TA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: C$8.00
Consensus Price Target History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Price Target History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/11/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetSector PerformC$8.00View Rating Details
8/2/2017National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$8.50 -> C$9.00View Rating Details
5/23/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$8.00View Rating Details
4/21/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$8.00View Rating Details
12/30/2016CSFBSet Price TargetC$7.00View Rating Details
12/1/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$6.00 -> C$8.00View Rating Details
8/25/2016CIBCLower Price TargetC$11.00 -> C$10.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016FirstEnergy CapitalBoost Price TargetC$5.25 -> C$5.75View Rating Details
1/18/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHoldC$8.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Earnings by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Earnings History by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE TA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/5/2017Q1 2017C$0.07C$0.05C$571.03 millionC$578.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014C($0.01)C($0.04)C$491.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014C$0.10C$0.17C$775.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.01$0.01$0.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/24/2017David Lawrence MowatDirectorBuy1,250C$44.75C$55,937.50
8/14/2017David Lawrence MowatDirectorBuy475C$45.17C$21,455.75
6/16/2017Francois GrattonInsiderSell555C$45.69C$25,357.95
6/6/2017David Lawrence MowatDirectorBuy225C$45.92C$10,332.00
3/6/2017David Lawrence MowatDirectorBuy235C$43.10C$10,128.50
2/16/2017Sandy McintoshInsiderBuy195C$42.84C$8,353.80
2/10/2017David Lawrence MowatDirectorBuy480C$43.04C$20,659.20
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)


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This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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