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How to buy PPL Corporation stock
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 5,607 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.5 billion.
How to buy shares in PPL Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PPL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- PPL shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is PPL stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is PPL suitable for ethical investing?
- Are PPL shares over-valued?
- PPL Corporation's financials
- How volatile are PPL shares?
- Does PPL Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have PPL shares ever split?
- Other common questions
PPL Corporation stock price (NYSE: PPL)Use our graph to track the performance of PPL stocks over time.
PPL Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$26.66|
|52-week range||$24.66 - $30.75|
|50-day moving average||$28.97|
|200-day moving average||$28.55|
|Wall St. target price||$31.56|
|Dividend yield||$1.255 (3.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.99|
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PPL Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-29)||2.74%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-06)||-1.44%|
|6 months (2022-04-02)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-10-06)||-6.62%|
|2 years (2020-10-06)||-7.11%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||30.93|
|5 years (2017-10-06)||37.32|
Is PPL Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 P/E ratio
PPL Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, PPL Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
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 0.2408. 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 $2.6 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||$6.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.16%|
|Market capitalisation||$19.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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
|Total ESG score||31.67|
|Total ESG percentile||71.96|
|Level of controversy||2|
PPL Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 82.56% of net profits
Recently PPL Corporation has paid out, on average, around 82.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.45% 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 3.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PPL Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.255 per share.
PPL Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
PPL Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 3 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have PPL Corporation's shares ever split?
PPL Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9314 basis on 2 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 $24.6646 up to $30.7544. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.7619. 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 two segments: Kentucky Regulated and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves approximately 429,000 electric and 333,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 538,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in five counties in southwestern Virginia. The company also provides electric services to approximately 1. 4 million customers in Pennsylvania; and generates electricity from coal, gas, hydro, and solar sources in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to two municipalities in Kentucky. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. .
PPL Corporation in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of PPL Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.107% of PPL Corporation shares are held by insiders and 71.988% by institutions. How many people work for PPL Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,607 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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