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PPL

PPL Corp.

$38.60

-0.23 (-0.59%)

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PPL Corp. backs FY17 ongoing EPS view of $2.05-$2.25, consensus $2.16

Beginning August 10 and throughout the remainder of the month of August, members of PPL Corporation's senior management will meet with investors and financial analysts to discuss PPL's corporate strategy and general business outlook. During these meetings, PPL expects to reiterate its 2017 forecast of Reported Earnings of $1.92-$2.12 per share, reflecting special items recorded through the second quarter of 2017, and 2017 forecast of Ongoing Earnings of $2.05-$2.25 per share with a midpoint of $2.15 per share and compound annual earnings per share growth rate of 5% to 6% from 2017 through 2020.

PPL PPL Corp.
$38.60

-0.23 (-0.59%)

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PPL Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Karen Holthouse saying with the stock trading at the high end of its valuation range, comp and unit growth risks in the U.S. present downside risk. 2. Darden (DRI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG with analyst Peter Saleh saying he does not expect the acquisition to start meaningfully contributing to sales and restaurant profit growth until fiscal 2019/2020 and sees limited upside at current levels. 3. Cempra (CEMP) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Gabelli with analyst Kevin Kedra saying the company is exploring strategic options but expects valuation to diminish along with the company's balance sheet over time and sees little reason to own shares without a catalyst. 4. PPL Corp. (PPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS. 5. Panera Bread (PNRA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim with analyst Stephen Anderson saying he now sees the stock reflecting the positives of continued momentum from "Panera 2.0," opportunities for margin expansion, unit development, and share buybacks following its 25% year-to-date advance. He keeps a $260 price target on Panera shares. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/25/17
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PPL Corp. upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Michael Lapides upgraded PPL Corp to Neutral and raised its price target to $38 from $35 given improved visibility into long-term hedges and earnings growth, combined with a stronger than expected British Pound. The analyst also downgraded the Utilities sector to Cautious from Neutral saying valuations now appear stretched while earnings growth appears relatively normal.
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Target $42
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PPL Corp. upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Anthony Crowdell upgraded PPL Corp. to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $42 from $39.50. The analyst cites valuation for the rating change, saying the stock's 12% discount to peers is unwarranted given that currency risk is "translational, not transactional," and the company is largely hedged through 2020. He notes that a regulated story growing earnings at 5%-6% and paying a 4.2% yield is hard to find.

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