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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: PPL Corporation, PPL

PPL Corporation, PPL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, PPL Corporation, PPLĀ  has a market cap of 24033.33. Since its IPO date on the 4/8/1985, PPL Corporation, PPL performance year to date is 4.00%. Today PPL Corporation, PPL has gained 0.78%, with a current price of 34.78.

Ownership of the company is 0.03% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 58.20%. Return of assets are at 4.50%, with return on investment at 7.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, PPL Corporation, PPL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.84. While Total debt/equity is 1.94. With a profit margin of 23.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 90.10%, and operating margin of 38.20%. PPL Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year PPL Corporation, PPL has seen a EPS growth of 10.50%. A performance for the year of 21.21%. The 52-week high is -12.88%, and the 52-week low is 23.02%. The average volume for PPL Corporation, PPL is 6444800.

With a target price of 38.3, can PPL Corporation, PPL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of PPL Corporation, PPL. PPL Corporation has a P/E of 13.36 and a forward P/E of 15.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.12. PPL Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.22 and 2.28 respectively. For P/cash, PPL Corporation has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 34.78, PPL Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.37%. We see a return on equity of 17.50%.

Looking more long-term PPL Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -7.40% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.50% for this year and for the last five years a 1.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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