Analyst Ratings for PPL Corp. (PPL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering PPL Corp. (NYSE:PPL) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, PPL was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PPL. The maximum price target given was 42, which equates to a potential upside of 10.01 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 37, implying potential capital losses of -3.09 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.04 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.04 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PPL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -19.3 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PPL has a PEG ratio of -0.74.

In the last 52-weeks, PPL has achieved a high of 40.20 and a low of 32.08. Today's price is 19.01 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.02 percent. PPL has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PPL value stock report compares PPL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.04 billion. PPL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.