PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $36.07. The stock traded with the volume of 6.76 Million in the last trading session. PPL Corporation opened at $33.75 and closed by showing a decrease of -2.14%. The Bid price in the last session was $33.47 x 17700 and the Ask price was $33.52 x 100. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).
PPL Corporation has the Market Capitalization of 22.74 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $39.92 and 52-Week Low of $32.08 and it touched its 52-week high on Jun 21, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Oct 7, 2016.
PPL Corporation reported its last Earnings on Nov 01 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.63/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.58/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.05/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 8.6%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 2 – Feb 6 (Est.).
Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; PPL Corporation has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 9.3%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be -6%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of -2.44% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 2.4% per annum.
15 number of analysts also provided their insight on PPL Corporation, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $36.07. They also projected Low Price Target as $32 while High Price Target is set at $40.
A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 4 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 2 reported it as Buy.13 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.
PPL Corporation annual Divided is 1.52 while it’s Dividend Yield is 4.54%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.32 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 15.45. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 3.05 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.27, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 0 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 0.
The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 4.7 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 18.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 7.9%.
The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -0.26% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -0.72 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.37 percent.
A look at performance overview of PPL Corporation depicts that Performance (Week) is 0.42 percent while Performance Month is -2.56%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -2.75% and Half Year Performance value stands at -11.45%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 2.08 percent. PPL Corporation has its YTD performance of 1.14 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).
Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 10 Jul 2016 where Officer Symons Robert A did a transaction type “Sell” in which 13901 shares were traded at a price of $37.4. Another insider trade includes Officer and Treasurer Bergstein (Joseph P Jr) who also initiated a transaction in which 1581 shares were traded on 7 Jul 2016 as “Sell”. On 21 Jun 2016 Chief Financial Officer Sorgi Vincent traded 3050 shares as “Gift” at $0. Chief Financial Officer Sorgi Vincent Sell 5000 shares on 15 Jun 2016 at the price of $39.
The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm BofA/Merrill on 22-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Buy to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 14-Jul-16, Jefferies took an action “Downgrade” from Buy to Hold. On 5-Feb-16, the stock was Downgrade to Hold by Deutsche Bank.