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How has PPL Corporation:(NYSE:PPL) performed recently?

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23950.41. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 13.31, a forward P/E of 15.92 and EPS of 2.6. At a stock price of 34.66 (-1.87%) it has a dividend yield of 4.39%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 1.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 10.50%. The next year growth is going to be about -7.40% and more long-term 3.24% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -54.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -2.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -69.20%.

For performance, PPL Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -1.39%. For the last month performance for PPL Corporation is -6.93%. While the last quarter is -9.52% and half year, 1.09%. Finally for the year, performance is 14.13%.

The 52-week high for PPL Corporation, is at -13.18%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 22.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.48% and -3.23% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.45%, and for the month it is 1.45%. PPL Corporation, has a target price of 38.3.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.84, and for total debt/equity PPL Corporation has 1.94. The gross margin is 90.10%, while operating margin is 38.20%, the profit margin is 23.50%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 70.90%. PPL Corporation has a payout ratio of 58.20%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 691.01. The shares float is 677.07, with the float short at 0.98%, with short ratio coming to 1.37.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see PPL Corporation, get 4.50%, with its returns on investment at 7.90%. Return on equity is 17.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 38.3, reached soon?

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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