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: N/A
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  • Symbol: TSE:TA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: C$2.31 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,899,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$7.44
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$7.45
  • 52 Week Range: C$5.11 - C$8.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 41.94
  • P/E Growth: 23.16
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$2.41 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.96
  • Book Value: C$9.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.89
  • Dividend Yield: 2.0%
  • EBIDTA: C$905 million
  • Net Margins: 5.54%
  • Return on Assets: 1.16%
  • Average Volume: 604,270 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 14.4

Frequently Asked Questions for TransAlta (TSE:TA)

What is TransAlta's stock symbol?

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

How were TransAlta's earnings last quarter?

TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) posted its quarterly earnings results 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 company earned $578 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $571.03 million. View TransAlta's Earnings History.

When will TransAlta make its next earnings announcement?

TransAlta is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 8th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for TransAlta.

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

5 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for TransAlta's stock. Their predictions range from C$5.75 to C$10.00. On average, they anticipate TransAlta's stock price to reach C$7.91 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
  • Dawn Lorraine Farrell, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director
  • Donald Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer
  • Wayne Collins, Executive Vice President - Coal and Mining Operations
  • Jennifer 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 and 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$8.01.

MarketBeat Community Rating for TransAlta (TSE TA)
Community Ranking:  0.9 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  53 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  241 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  294
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$7.91

Analysts' Ratings History for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/23/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$8.00View Rating Details
4/21/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$8.00View Rating Details
3/6/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$7.75 -> C$8.00View Rating Details
2/13/2017National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformC$9.00 -> C$8.50View 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 6/25/2015 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 2017$0.07$0.05$571.03 million$578.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014($0.01)($0.04)$491.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014$0.10$0.17$775.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.01 EPS


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
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)


Headline Trends for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
Latest Headlines for TransAlta (TSE:TA)
DateHeadline logoFrancois Gratton Sells 555 Shares of TransAlta Co. (TA) Stock - June 19 at 7:56 PM logoDavid Lawrence Mowat Purchases 225 Shares of TransAlta Co. (TA) Stock - June 8 at 4:56 PM logoTransAlta Corp. : TA-CA: Dividend Analysis : June 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 31, 2017 - May 31 at 12:09 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Analysts Give TransAlta Co. (TA) a C$8.00 Price Target - May 23 at 2:30 PM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TA-CA : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 7:06 PM logoTransAlta Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.03 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts (TA) - May 11 at 10:44 AM logoEdited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 9 at 10:13 AM logoPRESS DIGEST- Canada- May 9 - May 9 at 10:13 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TA-CA : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 10:13 AM logoTransAlta Co. (TA) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - May 8 at 2:08 PM logoRevealed: 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks Under $10 - May 3 at 6:20 PM logoTransAlta Co. (TA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Friday - May 3 at 11:20 AM logoTrump's NAFTA threat far worse than it looks (and it looks ghastly) - May 1 at 11:17 AM logoNatural Gas Moves to the Naughty List - April 21 at 7:53 PM logoTransAlta Co. (TA) Given a C$8.00 Price Target by TD Securities Analysts - April 21 at 7:06 PM logoTransAlta Corp. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:TA) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 8:48 PM logoTransAlta Corporation Announces Results of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Election of all Directors - April 20 at 8:48 PM logoTransAlta Board Approves Plan for Accelerating Transition to Clean Power in Alberta - April 20 at 1:09 AM logoTransAlta Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TA-CA : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 8:56 AM logoResearch Reports Initiated on Utilities Stocks TransAlta, Alterra Power, Atlantic Power, and Innergex Renewable Energy - April 11 at 9:20 AM logoValue Investors: Are These 2 Unloved Stocks Oversold? - March 21 at 10:01 AM logoEdited Transcript of TA.TO earnings conference call or presentation 3-Mar-17 4:00pm GMT - March 4 at 1:08 AM logoAt midday: TSX barely higher as oil price gain helps energy stocks - March 3 at 8:07 PM logoTSX Still Positive by Noon - March 3 at 8:07 PM logoSpeculators in ‘biggest bull bet’ on Canadian dollar since last spring - February 27 at 8:58 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Valvoline, Grace & Co and TransAlta Corp ... - Nasdaq - February 23 at 9:22 PM logoVertex One Asset Management Inc. Buys Adient PLC, Independence Realty Trust, NXP Semiconductors ... - Nasdaq - February 17 at 7:14 PM logoTrump Joins Trudeau in Vowing Boost to Women in Workplace - Bloomberg - February 13 at 3:31 PM logoTransAlta Corporation Determines Not to Proceed with Preferred Share Exchange - February 11 at 4:36 AM logoIs There Free Money to Be Had at TransAlta Corporation? - January 30 at 11:45 AM logoTransAlta Corporation Files Management Information Circular Relating to the Proposed Preferred Share Exchange and Announces Adjustment to Series A Offer Premium - January 17 at 10:48 AM logoTransAlta Corporation: Is a Dividend Increase in the Works? - January 16 at 12:58 PM logoTop CEOs List Seems to Shut out Women - January 5 at 6:56 AM logoBRIEF-TransAlta sees 2017 comparable FFO $765 mln-$855 mln - December 20 at 2:57 PM logoWhere Will TransAlta Corporation Go From Here? - The Motley Fool Canada - December 2 at 11:17 AM logoClean Energy, Strong Dividend: TransAlta Renewables Inc. Is a Lasting Legacy - December 1 at 10:39 AM logoTransAlta Corporation: A Turnaround Story Trading at a Bargain Price - November 30 at 10:28 AM



TransAlta (TA) Chart for Sunday, June, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 6/25/2017 by Staff