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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, PPL  has a market cap of 22495.88. Since its IPO date on the 4/8/1985, PPL Corporation, PPL performance year to date is -0.49%. Today PPL Corporation, PPL has gained -0.24%, with a current price of 32.92.

Ownership of the company is 0.03% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.10%. 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 0.46%. The 52-week high is -16.64%, and the 52-week low is 5.54%. The average volume for PPL Corporation, PPL is 5691635.

With a target price of 37.83, can PPL Corporation, PPL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of PPL Corporation, PPL. PPL Corporation has a P/E of 12.64 and a forward P/E of 15.13. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.11. PPL Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.02 and 2.16 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 32.92, PPL Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.62%. 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 2.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -7.33% 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.

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