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How to buy PPL Corporation stock | $29.13

Learn how to easily invest in PPL Corporation stock.

PPL Corporation is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. PPL Corporation shares (PPL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PPL Corporation employs 12,318 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PPL Corporation stock price (NYSE: PPL)

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PPL Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Latest market close$29.13
52-week range$25.05 - $30.30
50-day moving average $28.86
200-day moving average $28.84
Wall St. target price$31.41
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $1.66 (5.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.64

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Is it a good time to buy PPL Corporation stock?

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PPL Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.13 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 0.97%
1 month (2021-09-24) 2.50%
3 months (2021-07-23) 3.08%
6 months (2021-04-23) -0.10%
1 year (2020-10-23) 1.60%
2 years (2019-10-23) -12.21%
3 years (2018-10-23) 30.55
5 years (2016-10-21) 33.32

Is PPL Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing PPL Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PPL Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PPL Corporation's PEG ratio

PPL Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.5533. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PPL Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PPL Corporation's EBITDA

PPL Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PPL Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PPL Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $7.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.15%
Gross profit TTM $4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.52%
Return on equity TTM 5.57%
Profit margin -16.25%
Book value $19.43
Market capitalisation $22.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PPL Corporation shares

There are currently 9.7 million PPL Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as PPL Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 8.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PPL Corporation shares can be evaluated.

PPL Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PPL Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PPL Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PPL Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 5.2 million). PPL Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 PPL Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However PPL Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PPL Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable PPL Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PPL Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PPL Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0142% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PPL Corporation shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PPL Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short PPL Corporation stock.

PPL Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PPL Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PPL Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PPL Corporation's overall score of 31.67 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PPL Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PPL Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.72/100

PPL Corporation's social score

Social score: 6.49/100

PPL Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 1.97/100

PPL Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PPL Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PPL Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PPL Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.67
Total ESG percentile 71.96
Environmental score 17.72
Social score 6.49
Governance score 1.97
Level of controversy 2

PPL Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.01% of net profits

Recently PPL Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PPL Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PPL Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.66 per share.

While PPL Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that PPL Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

PPL Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PPL Corporation's shares ever split?

PPL Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9314 basis on 1 June 2015. So if you had owned 9314 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PPL Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PPL Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted PPL Corporation's share price.

PPL Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PPL Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.0506 up to $30.3015. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPL.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PPL Corporation's is 0.7698. This would suggest that PPL Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PPL Corporation overview

PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: U. K. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves approximately 425,000 electric and 332,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 536,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in five counties in southwestern Virginia. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1. 4 million customers in Pennsylvania; operates electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom; generates electricity from coal, gas, hydro, and solar sources in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to two municipalities in Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PPL Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.104% of PPL Corporation shares are held by insiders and 65.838% by institutions.
How many people work for PPL Corporation?
Latest data suggests 12,318 work at PPL Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for PPL Corporation?
PPL Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PPL Corporation based?
PPL Corporation's address is: Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA, United States, 18101-1179
What is PPL Corporation's ISIN number?
PPL Corporation's international securities identification number is: US69351T1060
What is PPL Corporation's CUSIP number?
PPL Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 693499105

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