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Is PPL Corporation(NYSE: PPL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/8/1985. PPL Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for PPL Corporation, is 4839.07, and so far today it has a volume of 175028. Performance year to date since the 4/8/1985 is 4.57%.

To help you determine whether PPL Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.43 and forward P/E is 15.34. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PPL Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.15. P/S ratio is 3.19 and the P/B ratio is 2.29. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price PPL Corporation is trading at, 34.75 (-0.63% today), PPL Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.35%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 58.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.6, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -2.69% after growing 10.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -54.80%, and -69.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 680.71, and the number of shares float is 675.92. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.03%, and institutional ownership is at 70.90%. The float short is 0.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.28. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.50%, and also a return on investment of 7.90%.

The ability for PPL Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.84 and total debt/equity is 1.94. In terms of margins, PPL Corporation has a gross margin of 90.10%, with its operating margin at 38.20%, and PPL Corporation has a profit margin of 23.50%.

The 52 week high is -12.95%, with 22.92% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is -2.75%.

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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