Inside PPL Corporation’s Dividend Yield
PPL: dividend yield
PPL Corporation (PPL) raised its quarterly dividend in fiscal 1Q17 to $0.395 per share. That implies an annual increase of ~4%, roughly in line with the industry average. PPL is currently trading at a dividend yield of 4.5% while utilities (XLU) are generally yield around 3.5%.
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By comparison, top utilities Duke Energy (DUK) and Southern Company (SO) are currently trading at respective dividend yields of ~4.5%. Due to their business models, regulated utilities generally obtain relatively stable earnings or pay stable dividends compared to competitive utilities.
For more on Duke’s dividends, check out Market Realist’s series Duke Energy’s Dividends: Your Outlook for 2017.
Continue to the next and final part of this series for a closer look at PPL Corporation’s price targets.