|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||27.77 - 28.29|
|52-week range||25.30 - 32.45|
|PE ratio (TTM)||16.44|
|Earnings date||7 Aug 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.64 (5.84%)|
|1y target est||31.29|
Xcel Energy (XEL) stock returned 1.6% in the past year, significantly underperforming utilities at large. However, it should be noted that it has beaten its peers in the last five years. In that period, Xcel Energy, including dividends, returned 12% compounded annually. In the same period, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) returned ~10%.
According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of 10% per year with a mean target price of $31.40. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $28.65.
PPL Corporation (PPL) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 5.8%, which is much higher than utilities’ average yield of 3.4%. It’s trading at a yield more than double that of NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market capitalization. Duke Energy (DUK) and Southern Company (SO) stocks currently offer dividend yields of 4.6% and 5%, respectively.
PPL Corporation (PPL) stock is trading at a PE multiple of 13x compared to its five-year historical average of 14x. It recently traded at an enterprise-value-to-EBITDA multiple of 9.7x. Its five-year historical average is 11x. So PPL seems to be trading at a discounted valuation to its historical multiples.
PPL Corporation (PPL) stock has rallied more than 11% in the last month, outperforming utilities at large (XLU) (IDU). Its dividend yield has also recently peaked to 5.8%, which is higher than the broader utilities. We’ll see how PPL stock is placed in the short term and if it will continue to please investors going forward.
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Southern Company (SO), the third-largest US utility by market cap, has a mean target price of $46.02 compared to its current market price of $46.9, which implies a downside of ~2% over the next year. Among the 18 analysts currently covering Southern Company, ten have rated the stock as a “hold,” while one has rated it as a “strong buy” and two have rated it as a “buy.” Four analysts have rated the stock as a “sell,” and one has rated it as a “strong sell” as of July 3. UBS raised Southern Company’s price target from $46.0 to $48.0 on July 2.
PPL Corporation (PPL) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 5.7%, one of the highest in the sector. PPL stock has been very weak so far this year, which is one of the main reasons for its increased yield. Its peer Xcel Energy (XEL) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.3%.
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PPL Corporation (PPL) intends to invest nearly $15.41 billion during 2018-2022 time frame to fortify its existing operations and make strategic acquisitions to expand operations.
PPL Corporation (PPL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
According to analysts’ consensus estimate, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of more than 17% over the next year. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $27.40. Wall Street analysts have given it a mean price target of $81.90.
On May 23, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock had an implied volatility of 17%, which was close to its 15-day average. Increased implied volatility shows investor anxiety. Higher implied volatility is normally associated with a fall in the stock, and vice versa.
In this part of the series, we’ll see how institutional investors played out their holdings in PPL Corporation (PPL) in the first quarter. The largest institutional investor in PPL was the Vanguard Group, which held 7.4%, or 51.4 million, of PPL’s total outstanding shares at the end of the first quarter. It added net 1 million shares during the quarter.
PPL Corporation (PPL) is one of the top-yielding utilities in the S&P 500 Utilities Index. It’s currently trading at a dividend yield of 6%, while broader utilities’ (XLU) average yield is 4.2%. PPL has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.41 per share, which will be paid on July 2.
On May 23, PPL (PPL) was trading at a PE multiple of 13x compared to its five-year historical average of 14x. It recently traded at an enterprise-value-to-EBITDA multiple of 9.5x. Its five-year historical average is 11x. PPL is trading at a discounted valuation to its historical multiple.
PPL Corporation’s (PPL) better-than-expected first-quarter earnings weren’t able to boost its battered stock. It’s one of the lower performers among the S&P 500 utilities (XLU) so far this year. PPL stock has fallen 12%, while the broader utilities have fallen 5% year-to-date. PPL continues to look weak considering its moving averages.
Let’s take a look at how institutional investors played out their holdings in PPL Corporation (PPL) in the first quarter. According to a recent 13F filing, the Vanguard Group held 7.4%, or 51.4 million of PPL’s total outstanding shares, at the end of the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust added net 7.6 million shares of PPL in the first quarter, which took its total stake to 6.8%.
Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation (PPL) has a mean price target of $32.2 compared to its current market price of $27.7. Peer Xcel Energy (XEL) has an estimated upside potential of more than 6% for the next year. Analysts have given it a mean price target of $47.83 against its current market price of $45.0.
The utilities sector, one of the most sensitive sectors to interest rate hikes, has been subdued this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, has fallen more than 4% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 has risen 3%. Strength in Treasury yields and faster-than-expected interest rate hikes have weighed on utilities this year.
US utility stocks slipped 0.8% on May 15 after ten-year Treasury yields peaked at 3.1%—a seven-year high. Broader markets also corrected 0.7% during the day. A strong increase in US retail sales in April highlighted more economic growth in the country.
US utility stocks tumbled 2.5% on May 8 after Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, predicted that benchmark interest rates could reach 4% during an interview with Bloomberg. Utility stocks and Treasury yields generally trade inversely to each other. Utilities are already trading weak this year due to the strength in Treasury yields and a faster-than-expected interest rate hike pace from the Fed.
According to analysts’ consensus estimate, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of 13% over the next year, and its mean target price is $32.33. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $28.65.