According to analyst estimates, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock is estimated to offer a potential gain of nearly 4% going forward. It has a price target of $39.54 compared with its current market price of $38.00.
Among 16 analysts tracking PPL, 14 recommend the stock as “hold,” and four recommend it as a “strong buy.”
Peers’ price targets
According to Wall Street analyst consensus, Southern Company (SO), the second-largest rate regulated utility, has a price target of $50.78 compared with its current price of $47.88. This indicates an estimated gain of more than 6% from its current levels.
Peer Xcel Energy (XEL) has a price target of $46.58 versus its current market price of $47.50. This implies an estimated downside of 2% going forward.
American Electric Power (AEP) has a price target of $71.15, indicating a possible rise of just 1% from its current price levels of $70.50.
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