How to buy PPL Corporation (PPL) shares in Australia

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PPL Corporation (PPL) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$28.22 after a previous close of US$28.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD28.125 to a high of USD28.45. The latest price was USD28.44 (25 minute delay). PPL Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in PPL Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PPL Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PPL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until PPL Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$28.16, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of PPL Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PPL Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

PPL Corporation stock price (NYSE:PPL)

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PPL Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUS$28.22
HighUS$28.45
LowUS$28.125
CloseUS$28.44
Previous closeUS$28.16
Change US$0.28
Change % 0.9943%
Volume 3,634,599
Information last updated 2022-01-14.
52-week rangeUS$24.6942 - US$30.44
50-day moving average US$29.136
200-day moving average US$28.9209
Target priceUS$31.73
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$1.66 (5.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-1.724

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Is it a good time to buy PPL Corporation stock?

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PPL Corporation share growth calculator

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PPL Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $28.44

1 week (2022-01-10) -5.92%
1 month (2021-12-17) -3.79%
3 months (2021-10-15) -1.42%
6 months (2021-07-17) 0.67%
1 year (2021-01-15) -0.46%
2 years (2020-01-17) -21.20%
3 years (2019-01-17) -4.88%
5 years (2017-01-17) -18.02%

Is PPL Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing PPL Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PPL Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PPL Corporation's PEG ratio

PPL Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.5533. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PPL Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PPL Corporation's EBITDA

PPL Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.4 billion (£3.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a PPL Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PPL Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$7.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.03%
Gross profit TTM US$4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.64%
Return on equity TTM 6.16%
Profit margin -16.97%
Book value 19.176
Market capitalisation US$22.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PPL Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PPL Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PPL Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PPL Corporation's overall score of 31.67 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PPL Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PPL Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.72/100

PPL Corporation's social score

Social score: 6.49/100

PPL Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 1.97/100

PPL Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PPL Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PPL Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PPL Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.67
Total ESG percentile 71.96
Environmental score 17.72
Social score 6.49
Governance score 1.97
Level of controversy 2

PPL Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 116.9% of net profits

Recently PPL Corporation has paid out, on average, around 116.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PPL Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PPL Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.66 per share.

PPL Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

PPL Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 2 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PPL Corporation's shares ever split?

PPL Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9314 basis on 1 June 2015. So if you had owned 9314 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PPL Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PPL Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted PPL Corporation's share price.

PPL Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PPL Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$24.6942 up to US$30.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPL.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PPL Corporation's is 0.7947. This would suggest that PPL Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PPL Corporation overview

PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: U.K. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated. It serves approximately 425,000 electric and 332,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky; 536,000 electric customers in central, southeastern, and western Kentucky; and 28,000 electric customers in five counties in southwestern Virginia. The company also provides electric delivery services to approximately 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania; operates electricity distribution networks in the United Kingdom; generates electricity from coal, gas, hydro, and solar sources in Kentucky; and sells wholesale electricity to two municipalities in Kentucky. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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