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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) ?

The company in question is, PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) currently with a stock price of 37.8 (0.08% today). The market cap for PPL Corporation is 25733.86, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for PPL Corporation is 37.33. Currently PPL Corporation is trading with a P/E of 13.51, and a forward P/E of 16.3. Average volume for PPL Corporation is 3168.44 and so far today it is 2644900.

Performance in the last year for PPL Corporation has been 6.50%. For EPS growth, PPL Corporation has seen a growth of 17.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.26%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.70% over the last five years and could be 2.44% for the next five years. PPL Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 13.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.71%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.21%.

Since the IPO date for PPL Corporation on the 04/08/1985, PPL Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 12.22%. With PPL Corporation trading at 37.8, the dividend yield is 4.18%, and the EPS is 2.8.

So could PPL Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.51. The PEG is 5.55, P/S is 3.42 and the P/B is at 2.6. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

PPL Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.8, and total debt/equity at 1.94.

In terms of margins, PPL Corporation has a gross margin of 90.60%, an operating margin of 40.50% and a profit margin of 25.30%.Payout ratio for PPL Corporation is 54.10%. Return on assets come to 4.90% with return on investment coming to 8.20%.

Insider ownership for PPL Corporation, is at 0.03% and institutional ownership comes to 72.10%. Outstanding shares are at 680.79. While shares float is 679.7. The float short is currently 1.69%, and short ratio is 3.62.

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