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PPL Corporation (PPL)

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
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25.44-0.68 (-2.60%)
At close: 04:00PM EDT
25.55 +0.11 (+0.43%)
After hours: 07:58PM EDT
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  • M
    Markb
    PPL gets rid of it's UK holdings to national grid. I just don't know what national grid was thinking. They lost about 16 dollars a share since April.
  • M
    Markb
    I wonder what would have happened to PPL if they didn't divest their UK holdings. National grid is down about 23 dollars a share from April.
  • H
    Have faith
    Been in PPL long time, closed out Friday. GLTA but for me the ambiguous reporting and guidance for a utility has got me looking to put my conservative income producing dollars elsewhere. They may get acquired. Maybe raise the dividend couple percent this next year but I think you'll be able to pick this stock up for $27 before EOY, maybe lower. That's the target now for me.
  • l
    lechspring
    PPL Corp (PPL)
    Brokerage Firm: BofA Securities | Action: Upgrade | Ratings Change: Neutral » Buy | Price Tgt: $29 » $33
  • J
    John
    This board is basically dead now. PPL has made alot of bad decisions. This stock is stuck and the dividend drop of over 50% killed it. Many long term holders like me left for greener pastures.
  • T
    Troutman
    notification that ppl will be using drones to check the lines . sounds like a reduction in workers and expensive gas and trucks will only be done to fix them .probably a large reduction in cost and better for finances
  • J
    John
    This stock is sad
  • H
    HvR
    This one or 3M?
  • F
    Foster
    I came on this board to see if I could get a feel for what PPL might be able to get for their British assets. Will it be enough to justify the fact that they are giving up roughly half of their revenue base? All I have seen so far on this board is politics. Politics is important of course, but does anyone on here know anything about PPL? Is their plan to get out of England viable?
  • D
    Dave
    I guess investors aren't too happy about the 5.8 % dividend and the reaffirmed outlook. After all, the 10 year t note is paying a wopping 0.81 %.
  • D
    Dave
    Dividend = 5.91%
    "The company also maintained its commitment to dividends as a key component of total shareowner return, announcing a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.4150 per share, payable April 1, 2021, to shareowners of record as of March 10, 2021. The dividend will mark the company's 301st consecutive quarterly dividend paid since 1946."
  • D
    Dave
    The current 5. 9% dividend looks safe. In the midst of a pandemic, the earnings were quite decent:
    ---Adjusting for special items, third-quarter 2020 earnings from ongoing operations (non-GAAP) were $450 million, or $0.58 per share, compared to $445 million, or $0.61 per share, a year ago.
    ---PPL narrowed its 2020 earnings from ongoing operations forecast range to $2.40 to $2.50 per share from $2.40 to $2.60 per share.
    ---The future looks good.
  • l
    lechspring
    The stock market was right all along. They had the dividend cut priced into the stock. If anyone thought otherwise, they now understand that. That old adage: If it sounds too good to be true (dividend 2x's the utility average), it probably is. In the end its total return (dividend + capital appreciation, or depreciation) over a defined period of time that really matters.

    In the end earnings will dictate what happens to the stock price and dividend yield. An investor probably will do better holding the 500 Index or Total Stock Market fund. You would get less of a dividend yield, but greater long-term capital gains growth, providing a better overall total return. PPL has underperformed the 500 index for quite some time now.
  • C
    Callison
    PPL dividends safe? I say so. New has UK division up for sale which was purchased for $5+billion and will likely fetch 12billion plus according to reports. Debt on UK division about $6billion resulting in huge cash infusion to expand/development US markets. PPL has new CEO and last thing he wants to do is cut dividends.
  • W
    White
    I like this deal. They shed $14B in debt and bring in $10B in cash. Net debt after deal will $10B. Pay some of that down and refinance duration. Divvy isn’t being cut and they will probably do a buyback. They currently pay $0.33/share in interest per quarter.
    Bullish
  • K
    Kraut
    I will raise my number of shares in the next few days. People will panic and sell off great stocks like this. Not looking to get rich quick. Just looking for solid dividend stocks for my portfolio. Who stops using electric?
  • T
    Timothy
    Added to my PPL holdings today...it was on sale
  • N
    Not Too Swift
    Ok people. I agree that PPL is viewed as a divided stock for conservative investors, I get that....BUT, we need to try to have a little fun. So, let me try to get things going.
    I think the UK sale terms will be announced sometime in the next couple months. We got through Brexit (huge), and now we need to tame the covid threat. My simple and arguably flawed math thinks that the pps will jump close to $2 on that news. Then, the price will continue on a solid trajectory upward due to the favorable way the company is going to handle the proceeds. Now, I realize that was non technical but often, that sort of forecast is more accurate than crunching valid numbers. Ok, thanks for your support! :-)
  • W
    White
    Wonder if Wall Street will pick up on electric utilities becoming a growth story or if they will stick with overcapitalized exercise bike companies.
    Bullish
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