PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) Insider Trading Report


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).

Insider Trades:

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.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

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.