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PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) went up by 2.40% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $36.83. The company’s stock price has collected 6.57% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/01/20 that PPL Corporation adds former Southern Company CFO to its Board of Directors

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Is It Worth Investing in PPL Corporation (NYSE :PPL) Right Now?

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 12.26 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for PPL is at 0.80. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for PPL Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $30.54, which is $2.84 above the current price. PPL currently public float of 767.93M and currently shorts hold a 1.92% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PPL was 4.94M shares.

PPL’s Market Performance

PPL stocks went up by 6.57% for the week, with a monthly drop of -0.95% and a quarterly performance of 9.00%, while its annual performance rate touched -7.72%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.38% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.44% for PPL Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.60% for PPL stocks with a simple moving average of -1.83% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PPL

Seaport Global Securities gave a rating of “Sell” to PPL, setting the target price at $26.50 in the report published on June 09th of the current year.

PPL Trading at 3.04% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PPL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -23.40% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.38%, as shares sank -0.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.88% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PPL rose by +6.57%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -21.57% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.23. In addition, PPL Corporation saw -21.38% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PPL starting from Dudkin Gregory N, who sale 10,872 shares at the price of $35.64 back on Feb 18. After this action, Dudkin Gregory N now owns 36,626 shares of PPL Corporation, valued at $387,478 using the latest closing price.

SPENCE WILLIAM H, the Chairman and CEO of PPL Corporation, sale 388,968 shares at $34.50 during a trade that took place back on Dec 04, which means that SPENCE WILLIAM H is holding 169,728 shares at $13,419,396 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PPL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +36.56 for the present operating margin
  • +40.58 for the gross margin

The net margin for PPL Corporation stands at +22.46. The total capital return value is set at 8.13, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.33. Equity return is now at value 13.60, with 3.80 for asset returns.

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Based on PPL Corporation (PPL), the company’s capital structure generated 178.18 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 64.05. Total debt to assets is 50.67, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 160.10. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 57.55.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 950.00M with total debt to EBITDA at 5.57. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.26, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.06 and the total asset turnover is 0.17. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.56.

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