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Technicals and Fundamentals: PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL)


PPL Corporation trades as part of the utilities sector and trades as part of the regulated utilities industry. PPL Corp is an energy and utility holding company operating through its subsidiaries. The company generates and markets electricity in the northeastern and western U.S. and in the delivery of electricity in Pennsylvania and the U.K.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The PPL stock showed a previous change of -0.54% with an open at 31.28 and a close of 31.12. It reached an intraday high of 31.48 and a low of 31.05.

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The stock has a market cap of $22.4b with 720.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 719.2m shares. Trading volume reached 3,746,862 shares compared to its average volume of 4,544,819 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PPL Corporation shares returned 0.19% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.77%. Over three months, it changed 0.01%. In one year it has changed 8.25% and within that year its 52-week high was 32.46 and its 52-week low was 25.30. PPL stock is 23.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 28.76 and a 50 day moving average of 29.93. Currently PPL stock is trading 8.22% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.64 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.98. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.49. The TTM EPS is 2.43, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.81. Historically, the PE high was 39.90 and the PE low was 10.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 24.29, which is a decrease of -21.94%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.59
06-30-2018:  0.55
03-31-2018:  0.74
12-31-2017:  0.55

The dividend per share is currently 1.64, which is a dividend yield of 5.27%. PPL stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.15, which means it may be overvalued by -335.04%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.10% of insider ownership and 127.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 46,971,876, which is 6.52% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.16. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.57

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.24%, return on assets is 3.55%, profit margin is 24.15%, price-to-sales is 3.85 and price-to-book is 1.91.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.