Market cap of PPL Corp [PPL] reaches 19.74B – now what?

PPL Corp [NYSE: PPL] jumped around 0.02 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $26.76 at the close of the session, up 0.07%. The company report on February 21, 2024 at 5:15 PM that PPL Corporation names Greg Cornett president of Rhode Island Energy.

Cornett, a 25-year utility industry veteran, will succeed Dave Bonenberger March 4.

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PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) today announced 25-year utility industry veteran Greg Cornett has been named president of Rhode Island Energy (RIE). Effective March 4, Cornett will succeed Dave Bonenberger, who is moving into a new role as PPL Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Utilities.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.78M shares, PPL reached a trading volume of 6271347 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about PPL Corp [PPL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PPL shares is $29.18 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 1.85. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for PPL Corp shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 04, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Equal Weight. The new note on the price target was released on August 23, 2023, representing the official price target for PPL Corp stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Overweight rating on PPL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PPL Corp is set at 0.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for PPL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.37. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.42, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.52.

How has PPL stock performed recently?

PPL Corp [PPL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.25. With this latest performance, PPL shares gained by 2.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.30% 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 56.07, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.81, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.46 for PPL Corp [PPL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.52, while it was recorded at 26.45 for the last single week of trading, and 25.95 for the last 200 days.

PPL Corp [PPL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

PPL Corp’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.73 and a Current Ratio set at 0.88.

Earnings analysis for PPL Corp [PPL]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PPL Corp posted 0.48/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.46/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.30%. 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. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PPL Corp go to 17.21%.

Insider trade positions for PPL Corp [PPL]

The top three institutional holders of PPL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2815%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.03 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.59 billion in PPL stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $156.75 billion in PPL stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8325%.