Trending Stocks Alert: Apache Corp. (APA), PPL Corporation (PPL)

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Apache Corp. (APA)

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In North America, Apache’s exploration and production interests are focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast and the Western Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Outside of North America, Apache has exploration and production interests offshore Western Australia and in Egypt, and exploration interests in Poland and offshore The People’s Republic of China.

Apache Corp. (APA)’s Financial Overview

Apache Corp. (APA) declined -0.35% yesterday to close its trading session at $37.35. The company has 1 year Price Target of $45.21. Apache Corp. has 52-Week high of $54.64 and 52-Week Low of $33.6. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 7.18 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $14.35 Billion.

Apache Corp. (APA) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.33/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.22/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.11 a share with a surprise factor of 50%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 4.37 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -12.32 percent. Apache Corp. has P/S value of 2.48 while its P/B value stands at 1.92. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 5.9 percent, Return on Equity of 18.8 percent and Return on Investment of 10.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 75.8 percent and 15.8 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Apache Corp have a median target of 51.50, with a high estimate of 66.00 and a low estimate of 34.00. The median estimate represents a +37.88% increase from the last price of 37.35.

PPL Corporation (PPL)

Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. PPL’s seven high-performing, award-winning utilities serve 10 million customers in the U.S. and United Kingdom. The company and its 13,000 employees are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and reliability and delivering superior value for shareowners.

PPL Corporation (PPL)‘s Financial Outlook

The 13 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for PPL Corp have a median target of 36.00, with a high estimate of 42.00 and a low estimate of 30.00. The median estimate represents a +27.80% increase from the last price of 28.17.

According to Zacks Investment Research, PPL Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged0.97% and closed its last trading session at $28.17. The company has the market capitalization of $19.69 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $40.2 and 52-Week low of $27.08. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 7.17 Million shares. The company has a total of 698.91 Million shares outstanding.

PPL Corporation (PPL) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.55/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.48/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.07. This shows a surprise factor of 14.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -8.98 percent. Beta for PPL Corporation stands at 0.59 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.66. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.20%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.29%.

PPL Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.55%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -20.04%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 10.7 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.1% with Gross margin of 90.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 41.2% and 15.2% respectively.

 

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