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Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for PPL Corporation (PPL)?

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) went up by 0.58% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $31.74. The company’s stock price has collected -3.60% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

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 30.75 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 10 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for PPL Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $32.91, which is $2.23 above the current price. PPL currently public float of 735.50M and currently shorts hold a 1.15% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PPL was 4.57M shares.

PPL’s Market Performance

PPL stocks went down by -3.60% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.31% and a quarterly performance of 14.79%, while its annual performance rate touched -0.57%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 8.86% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.66% for PPL Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.98% for PPL stocks with a simple moving average of 3.90% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PPL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PPL stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for PPL by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for PPL in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $32 based on the research report published on December 15th of the previous year 2022.

Seaport Research Partners, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PPL reach a price target of $28.50. The rating they have provided for PPL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 06th, 2022.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to PPL, setting the target price at $33 in the report published on August 15th of the previous year.

PPL Trading at 1.21% 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 -7.09% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.66%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.86%, as shares surge +1.06% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.53% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PPL fell by -3.60%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.34% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $29.80. In addition, PPL Corporation saw 0.92% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PPL starting from Bonenberger David J, who sale 29,080 shares at the price of $30.00 back on Jan 04. After this action, Bonenberger David J now owns 34,606 shares of PPL Corporation, valued at $872,400 using the latest closing price.

Raymond Stephanie R, the President of a PPL Subsidiary of PPL Corporation, sale 18,580 shares at $29.31 during a trade that took place back on Jan 03, which means that Raymond Stephanie R is holding 23,182 shares at $544,580 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PPL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +24.62 for the present operating margin
  • +28.20 for the gross margin

The net margin for PPL Corporation stands at +0.31. Equity return is now at value 5.10, with 2.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.16.

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