Why PPL Corporation (PPL) Shares Are Crashing -2.58 Percent Today

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) is one of the worst performers on the stock market today. At current price of $35.35, the shares have already lost -0.93 points (-2.58% lower) from its previous close of $36.28. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 2869712 contracts so far this session. PPL shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 4.49 million shares, but with a 0.72 billion float and a 0.55% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PPL stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $36.79 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 4.07% from where the PPL share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.52 over a week and tumble down $-0.46 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $36.83, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/29/20. The recent low of $28.55 stood for a -4.03% since 06/08/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.57 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for PPL Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 36.46. This figure suggests that PPL stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PPL readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 35.1% at this stage. This figure means that PPL share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that PPL Corporation (PPL) would settle between $36.43/share to $36.58/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $36.12 mark, then the market for PPL Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $35.95 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.08. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Guggenheim raised their recommendation on shares of PPL from Neutral to Buy in their opinion released on January 08. Macquarie analysts bumped their rating on PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) stock from Underperform to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on October 23. Analysts at Mizuho, made their first call for the equity with a Neutral recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to June 03.

PPL equity has an average rating of 2.54, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 13 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 8 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 5 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 5 analysts rated PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, PPL stock price is currently trading at 14.39X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 14.7 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 32.8. PPL Corporation current P/B ratio of 2.2 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 1.9.

PPL Corporation (PPL)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 5.8% to hit $2.05 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 2.2% from $7.79 billion to a noteworthy $7.96 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, PPL Corporation is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 1.9% to hit $0.53 per share. For the fiscal year, PPL’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 0.8% to hit $2.42 per share.