Wolfe Research lifts PPL Corporation [PPL] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

PPL Corporation [NYSE: PPL] surged by $0.46 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $29.54 during the day while it closed the day at $29.46. The company report on April 20, 2021 that LG&E and KU reach settlement agreement in rate review.

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Credit lowers initial impact; at least four years before next review; basic service charge remains flat.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and more than a dozen parties to the utilities’ current rate review, have reached an agreement that helps the utilities continue to provide safe and reliable energy at some of the lowest costs in the nation. The agreement was filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission for their consideration in resolving the review.

PPL Corporation stock has also gained 2.51% of its value over the past 7 days. However, PPL stock has inclined by 5.33% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 6.09% and gained 4.47% year-on date.

The market cap for PPL stock reached $22.55 billion, with 768.85 million shares outstanding and 767.88 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.45M shares, PPL reached a trading volume of 5793211 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about PPL Corporation [PPL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PPL shares is $31.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PPL stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for PPL Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Peer Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 09, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on November 30, 2020, representing the official price target for PPL Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PPL Corporation is set at 0.47, with the Price to Sales ratio for PPL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.69, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.92.

PPL stock trade performance evaluation

PPL Corporation [PPL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.51. With this latest performance, PPL shares gained by 1.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 19.90% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PPL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.81, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.14 for PPL Corporation [PPL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.28, while it was recorded at 29.09 for the last single week of trading, and 27.88 for the last 200 days.

PPL Corporation [PPL]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PPL Corporation [PPL] shares currently have an operating margin of +37.11 and a Gross Margin at +41.15. PPL Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.30.

Return on Total Capital for PPL is now 7.59, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.14, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PPL Corporation [PPL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 186.07. Additionally, PPL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.04, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 51.71. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 161.69, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 56.52.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PPL Corporation [PPL] managed to generate an average of $119,175 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.69 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.PPL Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for PPL Corporation [PPL] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PPL Corporation posted 0.67/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.71/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -5.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PPL.

PPL Corporation [PPL]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $15,092 million, or 69.50% of PPL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PPL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 88,782,805, which is approximately 13.427% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 66,558,952 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.96 billion in PPL stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.19 billion in PPL stock with ownership of nearly -2.869% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in PPL Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 356 institutional holders increased their position in PPL Corporation [NYSE:PPL] by around 29,186,062 shares. Additionally, 379 investors decreased positions by around 42,080,777 shares, while 124 investors held positions by with 441,030,071 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 512,296,910 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PPL stock had 109 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,085,643 shares, while 63 institutional investors sold positions of 7,382,768 shares during the same period.

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