SPENCE WILLIAM H, Chairman, President and CEO, subtracted 225,365 shares of PPL Corporation (PPL) from its portfolio at the rate of $32.50 per share valuing $7,324,363 on Mar 05. The insider left behind 159,205 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of PPL Corporation (PPL) was $31.11. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $31.31, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $31.52. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $30.93 and a 2nd Support Level at $30.76. PPL Corporation (PPL) stock has lost -$0.41, or -1.30%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.24, or -0.77%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.39, or -4.28%. This year-to-date, PPL Corporation (PPL) shares have gained $2.78, or 9.81%.
Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For PPL Corporation (PPL) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”
With 721,742 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $22,489,480K. PPL Corporation (PPL) generates $7,785 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,827 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 19.10%, a 3-Year Total Return of -20.31%, and a 5-year Total Return of -10.14%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 11.56%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.412 per share on 06/07/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 5.39%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.65.
In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, PPL Corporation (PPL) reported earnings of $0.70 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.72 per share, representing a -0.02 difference and 3.41% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.52 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.49 per share, which was a 6.51% surprise.
For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.56 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.58 and the low estimate was $0.53. In the year-ago quarter, PPL Corporation (PPL) generated per-share earnings of $0.55. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +1.82% .
Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 8 insider buys amounting to 162,595 shares and 12 insider sales amounting to 85,811 shares. In the past full year, 9 insider purchases were made (involving 185,005 shares) and 15 insider sell-offs equivalent to 108,221 shares.
Moving onto liquidity, PPL Corporation (PPL) has a Current Ratio of 0.53, a Quick Ratio of 0.47 and a Cash Ratio of 0.16. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 188.98, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 65.40, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 50.76. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 172.16 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 59.58.