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 maximum price target given was 42, which equates to a potential upside of 10.01 percent. The lowest price target was 37, implying a possible loss of -3.09 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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. 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.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PPL has a PEG ratio of -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 5.02 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.