PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) Big Money Q1 2018 Sentiment at 0.74

June 27, 2018 - By Joseph March

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“Big money” Positions

“Big money sentiment for PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.74, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That’s down -0.41, from 2017Q4’s 1.15. 243 active investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 328 cut down and sold stakes in PPL Corp so the sentiment worsened. Funds own 482.80 million shares, up from 479.50 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding PPL Corp in top 10 decreased from 3 to 1 for a decrease of 2. In total 73 funds closed positions, 255 reduced and 179 increased. Also 64 funds bought new PPL Corp stakes.

Largest PPL Corp Shareholders

As of Q1 2018 Stralem & Co Inc has 2.88% invested in PPL Corp. PPL Corp’s shareholder Symons Capital Management Inc owns 259,845 shares as of Q1 2018. Moreover, Denali Advisors Llc reported 431,296 shares in PPL Corp equivalent to 1.96% of its portfolio. The Virginia-based fund Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc have invested about 1.89% of the active investment manager’s stock portfolio in PPL Corp. The Florida-based fund Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc looks positive on PPL Corp, having 63,422 shares.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom.The company has $20.13 billion market cap. The firm operates in three divisions: U.K.The P/E ratio is 16.9. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated.

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.11 during the last trading session, touching $28.79.Currently PPL Corporation is downtrending after 31.20% change in last June 27, 2017. PPL has 1.69M shares volume. PPL underperformed the S&P 500 by 43.77%.

On August, 2 PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL)’s earnings release is anticipated by WallStreet, Faxor reports. Analysts predict $0.53 earnings per share. That’s $0.01 up or 1.92 % from 2017’s earnings of $0.52. If earnings per share of $0.53 is announced the profit of PPL could reach $370.48 million giving it 13.58 P/E. After $0.74 earnings per share was announced last quarter, analysts now see negative EPS growth of -28.38 % for PPL Corporation.

Zebra Cap Management Ltd Co invested in 34,212 shs. Tompkins Financial holds 0.01% or 1,400 shs in its capital. Highstreet Asset Mngmt Inc reported 0% stake. Kessler Invest Ltd Com holds 24,945 shs. Regent Invest Limited Liability Corp stated it has 7,700 shs or 0.07% of all its holdings. 32,600 were reported by Montag A & Assocs. Brookstone Cap Mngmt reported 212,933 shs. Westpac Banking reported 46,109 shs or 0% of all its holdings. Cibc World has 0.24% invested in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Howe And Rusling holds 404 shs or 0% of its capital. First Commonwealth Financial Pa stated it has 14,374 shs. Synovus Corporation holds 0% or 5,379 shs. Curbstone Corporation has 14,972 shs for 0.12% of their capital. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated, a California-based fund reported 72 shs. Oppenheimer & Company holds 91,238 shs.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 6 have positions in PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) as follows: 4 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 67%. The firm has $40 highest while $28 is the lowest price target. The average target $33.17 is 15.21% above the last ($28.79) price. Since January 2, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc PPL Corp has 11 analyst reports. On Thursday, January 18 the stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has “Buy” rating given by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, January 2 the company was maintained by Guggenheim. In Monday, January 8 report SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39.0 target. On Thursday, February 1 the firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given. On Wednesday, June 13 the firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Morgan Stanley. The stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, June 8. On Friday, February 23 the firm earned “Buy” rating by UBS. On Tuesday, March 6 RBC Capital Markets upgraded PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) to “Outperform” rating. On Monday, February 12 SunTrust maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) with “Buy” rating. On Friday, February 23 the firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given.

Another two news for PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com on June 03, 2018 with title “PPL – Equity Raise, More To Come?”. The other Investorplace.com‘s article was titled “3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Caterpillar, PPL Corp and Iron Mountain” and published on June 25, 2018.

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