A Look At Insider Reactions To PPL Corporation (PPL)


As of Wednesday close, PPL Corporation’s (NYSE:PPL) stock was up $0.37, moving up 1.29 percent to $29.11. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,016,660 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.21 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,314,995, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,908,432.

Since last month, PPL stock rose 12.13%. Shares of the company fell to $25.31 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $30.99 was reached on 08/17/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $23.47. Since the beginning of this year, PPL’s stock price has dropped by -3.16% or -$0.95, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -6.07% since its 52-week high.

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PPL stock investors should be aware that PPL Corporation (PPL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 91 days ago on Aug 26. Bergstein Joseph P Jr, the EVP and CFO of the company, disposed of 20,645 shares for $30.41 on Aug 26. It resulted in a $627,814 divestment by the insider. Sorgi Vincent sold 27,600 shares at an average price of $30.00 on Aug 12. The insider now owns 111,462 shares following the transaction. On Jul 29, President and CEO Sorgi Vincent sold 27,553 shares at $29.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $799,037.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PPL Corporation (PPL) has a P/E ratio of about 30.35. The stock’s beta is 0.80. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.98, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.54.

The latest dividend of $0.2250 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.2250. On Friday June 10 2022, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, PPL Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.93, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.99. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 81.40% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 19.00%. Based on annual data, PPL earned $1.42 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.78 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.10%.

In PPL Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $12.98 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PPL’s revenue rose 29.15% to $1.7 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.13 billion. While analysts expected PPL Corporation to report $0.3 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.3 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $668.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of PPL Corporation were 23.49 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $13.71 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $736.32 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PPL Corporation’s (PPL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.60%, the RSI 9-day stood at 75.32% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PPL Corporation price is up by +4.34% percent or $1.21. At present, PPL shares trade +13.27% above its 20-day simple moving average and +8.50% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.72% below its SMA50 and -1.42% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 97.00% and Stochastic coefficient D was 95.00%, while ATR was 0.57. Given the Stochastic reading of 98.89% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.49%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.72, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.05.

Analyst Ratings

Seaport Research Partners upgraded its rating on PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) to a Buy in a note to investors on October 06, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.PPL Corporation (PPL) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, PPL is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate PPL Corporation stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $29.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $26.00 – $32.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict PPL Corporation (PPL) will achieve an average price target of $29.21.


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