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PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

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Jan. 7 2019, Updated 7:31 a.m. ET

Analysts’ recommendations

Wall Street analysts have given PPL (PPL) stock a median target price of $31.6, which implies an estimated upside of almost 13% for the next 12 months. Currently, PPL is trading at $28.0. Among the 15 analysts tracking PPL surveyed by Reuters, eight recommended a “hold,” two recommended a “strong buy,” four recommended a “buy,” and one recommended a “sell.” The following chart shows how analysts’ views on PPL stock have changed in the last six months.

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Peers’ target prices

Consolidated Edison (ED) stock has a median target price of $78.9—compared to its current market price of $75.3, which indicates an upside potential of ~5% going forward. Among the 17 analysts tracking Consolidated Edison, one recommended a “strong buy,” ten recommended a “hold,” five recommended a “sell,” and one recommended a “strong sell” as of January 4.

Among the 15 analysts tracking Xcel Energy (XEL), two recommended a “strong buy,” two recommended a “buy,” and 11 recommended a “hold.” The median target price of $51.5 implies an ~7% upside potential compared to its current price of $48.0.

PPL appears to be an attractive opportunity given the total return potential, handsome yield, and estimated upside.

Read Do You Own Analysts’ Favorite Utility Stocks? to learn more.

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