TA - TransAlta Stock Price, News & Analysis

C$7.51 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 11/24/2017 09:59 AM ET)
Previous CloseC$7.51
Today's RangeC$7.48 - C$7.57
52-Week RangeC$5.85 - C$8.50
Volume87,980 shs
Average Volume539,807 shs
Market CapitalizationC$2.16 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.17%
Beta0.42

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

Industry Diversified Utilities
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorUtilities
SymbolTSE:TA
CUSIPN/A

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Dividend

Annual DividendC$0.16
Dividend Yield2.2%

Profitability

Trailing EPSC$0.06
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins-6.46%
Return on Equity-4.34%
Return on Assets-1.47%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares287,900,000

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 Monday, October 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.04 per share on Monday, January 1st. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. View TransAlta's Dividend History.

How were TransAlta's earnings last quarter?

TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. The company earned $578 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $571.03 million. TransAlta had a negative net margin of 6.46% and a negative return on equity of 4.34%. 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, March, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for TransAlta.

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

5 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for TransAlta's shares. 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 twelve months. 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 (Age 67)
  • Dawn Lorraine Farrell, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director (Age 57)
  • 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 (Age 42)
  • Dawn E. de Lima, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Brett M. Gellner, Chief Investment Officer (Age 53)
  • John Harry Kousinioris, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary (Age 53)
  • 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$7.51.

How big of a company is TransAlta?

TransAlta has a market capitalization of C$2.16 billion.

How can I contact TransAlta?

TransAlta's mailing address is Calgary Alberta T2p 2mi 110 12th Ave SW Station, Stn M PO Box 1900, CALGARY, AB T2P 2M1, Canada. The company can be reached via phone at +1-403-2674724.


MarketBeat Community Rating for TransAlta (TA)

Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  88 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  299 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  387
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

Analysts' Consensus Rating for TransAlta (TSE:TA)

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy 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)

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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 11/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History and Estimates Chart 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
3/2/2018        
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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for TransAlta (TSE:TA)

Next Dividend:1/1/2018
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:2.13%
Payout Ratio:266.67% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE:TA)

Dividend History by Quarter for TransAlta (TSE TA)

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
10/30/2017Quarterly$0.0411/30/201712/1/20171/1/2018
7/19/2017Quarterly$0.042.09%8/30/20179/1/201710/1/2017
5/28/2015Quarterly$0.186.58%5/28/20157/1/20157/1/2015
2/26/2015Quarterly$0.186.46%2/26/20154/1/20154/1/2015
11/26/2014Quarterly$0.186.29%11/26/20141/1/20151/1/2015
7/22/2014quarterly$0.185.67%8/27/20148/29/201410/1/2014
4/28/2014quarterly$0.185/30/20147/1/2014
2/28/2014Quarterly$0.185.59%2/28/20144/1/20144/1/2014
7/23/2013quarterly$0.298/30/201310/1/2013
4/22/2013quarterly$0.295/31/20137/1/2013
1/28/2013quarterly$0.293/1/20134/1/2013
(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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for TransAlta (TSE TA)

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TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : November 14, 2017TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : November 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 15 at 1:41 PM
BRIEF-Transalta and Transalta respond to notice of termination for south hedland power purchase agreementBRIEF-Transalta and Transalta respond to notice of termination for south hedland power purchase agreement
www.reuters.com - November 14 at 8:30 AM
TransAlta Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of ($0.22) Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts (TA)TransAlta Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of ($0.22) Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts (TA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 6 at 2:12 AM
ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : November 3, 2017ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : November 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 5 at 5:59 AM
TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : November 2, 2017TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : November 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 9:34 AM
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www.theglobeandmail.com - October 31 at 10:17 AM
TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TA-CA : October 19, 2017TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TA-CA : October 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 19 at 9:32 AM
TransAlta Co. (TA) Forecasted to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.01 Per ShareTransAlta Co. (TA) Forecasted to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.01 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 18 at 7:28 AM
TransAlta Co. (TA) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from BrokeragesTransAlta Co. (TA) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 4 at 5:20 PM
Media Advisory: TransAlta Third Quarter 2017 Results and Conference CallMedia Advisory: TransAlta Third Quarter 2017 Results and Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 6:18 PM
The Oldest Newest Natural Gas Play: Part 2The Oldest Newest Natural Gas Play: Part 2
finance.yahoo.com - September 28 at 1:54 AM
BRIEF-Transalta Renewables announces pricing of $260 mln project financing of new Brunswick Wind assetsBRIEF-Transalta Renewables announces pricing of $260 mln project financing of new Brunswick Wind assets
www.reuters.com - September 28 at 1:54 AM
TransAlta Renewables (TRSWF) Presents At Peters & Co. Limited 21st Annual Energy Conference - SlideshowTransAlta Renewables (TRSWF) Presents At Peters & Co. Limited 21st Annual Energy Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - September 16 at 9:23 AM
TransAlta Renewables (TRSWF) Presents At Peters & Co. Limited 21st Annual Energy Conference - SlideshowTransAlta Renewables (TRSWF) Presents At Peters & Co. Limited 21st Annual Energy Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - September 16 at 9:23 AM
TransAlta Co. (TA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by BrokeragesTransAlta Co. (TA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:04 AM
Research Initiated on Utilities Stocks, Algonquin Power and Utilities, TransAlta Alterra Power, and Atlantic PowerResearch Initiated on Utilities Stocks, Algonquin Power and Utilities, TransAlta Alterra Power, and Atlantic Power
finance.yahoo.com - September 5 at 8:58 AM
TransAlta Corp. : TA-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 30, 2017TransAlta Corp. : TA-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 10:46 AM
ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : August 28, 2017ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 8:28 AM
Insider Buying: TransAlta Co. (TA) Director Acquires 1,250 Shares of StockInsider Buying: TransAlta Co. (TA) Director Acquires 1,250 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 10:22 PM
Dividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $87,403,800 / A high quality portfolio consisting of 15 dividend yielding Canadian CompaniesDividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $87,403,800 / A high quality portfolio consisting of 15 dividend yielding Canadian Companies
www.finanznachrichten.de - August 24 at 1:42 PM
Dividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $87,403,800Dividend 15 Split Corp. Completes Overnight Offering of $87,403,800
www.marketwatch.com - August 24 at 1:42 PM
TransAlta Corp. :TA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017TransAlta Corp. :TA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 8:02 AM
ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : August 18, 2017ETFs with exposure to TransAlta Corp. : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 8:02 AM
TransAlta Co. (TA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsTransAlta Co. (TA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:58 PM
TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : August 14, 2017TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : August 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 7:30 AM
TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Director David Lawrence Mowat Purchases 475 SharesTransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Director David Lawrence Mowat Purchases 475 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 12:16 AM
Edited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 10-Aug-17 3:00pm GMTEdited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 10-Aug-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 13 at 6:42 AM
TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given a C$8.00 Price Target at ScotiabankTransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Given a C$8.00 Price Target at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 3:08 PM
TransAlta Corp. :TA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017TransAlta Corp. :TA-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 7:34 AM
TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : August 2, 2017TransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : August 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 7:43 AM
TransAlta Co. (TA) to Release Quarterly Earnings on WednesdayTransAlta Co. (TA) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 7:22 AM
BRIEF-Fortescue Metals updates on status of South Hedland power stationBRIEF-Fortescue Metals updates on status of South Hedland power station
www.reuters.com - August 1 at 6:46 AM
Contrarian Investors: Should You Own Cameco Corp. or TransAlta Corporation?Contrarian Investors: Should You Own Cameco Corp. or TransAlta Corporation?
www.fool.ca - July 22 at 9:23 AM
TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Announces $0.04 Quarterly DividendTransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Announces $0.04 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 20 at 11:22 AM
Contrarian Investors: Should You Buy This Unloved Canadian Stock?Contrarian Investors: Should You Buy This Unloved Canadian Stock?
www.fool.ca - July 11 at 4:03 PM
Media Advisory: TransAlta Second Quarter 2017 Results and Conference CallMedia Advisory: TransAlta Second Quarter 2017 Results and Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 4:03 PM
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www.reuters.com - July 6 at 11:55 AM
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www.theglobeandmail.com - March 3 at 8:07 PM
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www.baystreet.ca - March 3 at 8:07 PM
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www.theglobeandmail.com - February 27 at 8:58 AM
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www.bloomberg.com - February 13 at 3:31 PM
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www.fool.ca - January 30 at 11:45 AM
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