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.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PPL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential upside of 10.01 percent. The minimum price target given was 37, which equates to a potential downside of -3.09 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.04 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0.04 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
PPL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -19.3 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PPL is -0.74.
In the trailing 52-weeks, PPL hit 40.20 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.