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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 34 (-0.61% today). The market cap for PPL Corporation is 24101.29, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for PPL Corporation is 38.1. Currently PPL Corporation is trading with a P/E of 13.14, and a forward P/E of 15.72. Average volume for PPL Corporation is 4958.08 and so far today it is 317000.

Performance in the last year for PPL Corporation has been 20.30%. For EPS growth, PPL Corporation has seen a growth of 10.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -7.48%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.60% over the last five years and could be 3.24% for the next five years. PPL Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -55.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -40.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.28%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.35%.

Since the IPO date for PPL Corporation on the 4/8/1985, PPL Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 3.41%. With PPL Corporation trading at 34, the dividend yield is 4.44%, and the EPS is 2.6.

So could PPL Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.14. The PEG is 4.06, P/S is 3.23 and the P/B is at 2.24. 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 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.84, and total debt/equity at 1.94.

In terms of margins, PPL Corporation has a gross margin of 90.10%, an operating margin of 38.20% and a profit margin of 23.50%.Payout ratio for PPL Corporation is 58.20%. Return on assets come to 4.50% with return on investment coming to 7.90%.

Insider ownership for PPL Corporation, is at 0.03% and institutional ownership comes to 70.80%. Outstanding shares are at 704.51. While shares float is 677.07. The float short is currently 0.98%, and short ratio is 1.34.

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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