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.

Several price targets were given for PPL by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 42, implying potential capital gains of 10.01 percent. The lowest price target was 37, which equates to a potential downside of -3.09 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.04 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PPL has a PEG ratio of -0.74.

PPL has a 52-week high of 40.20 and a 52-week 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 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.