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How Analysts Rate SO, PPL, and D


Jun. 18 2019, Updated 2:40 p.m. ET

Analyst price targets

Southern Company (SO) stock presents a downside of ~4.0% from its current price level of $55.5. Analysts have given Southern Company stock a target price of $53.3. Of the 20 analysts tracking Southern Company, two analysts rated the stock as a “buy,” 13 analysts rated it as a “hold,” four analysts rated it a “sell,” and one analyst rated it as a “strong sell” as of June 18. Morgan Stanley raised SO’s target price from $51.0 to $54.0 last week. Mizuho also raised SO’s target from $48.5 to $55.0.

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Analysts have given PPL (PPL) stock a target price of $32.1 compared to its current market price of $30.9, which indicates an estimated upside of 3.7% for the next 12 months.

Of the total 15 analysts that track PPL, two recommend a “strong buy,” nine recommend a “hold,” two recommend a “buy,” and two recommend a “sell.” Morgan Stanley raised PPL’s target price from $30.0 to $31.0 on June 14.

Dominion Energy

According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Dominion Energy (D) stock has a potential upside of a mere 2.6% for the next 12 months. It has a median target price of $78.4 compared to its current market price of $76.4.

Among the 17 analysts covering Dominion Energy, two have rated it as a “strong buy,” and two have recommended a “buy.” 13 analysts have recommended a “hold,” and none of them have rated it a “sell” as of June 18.

Read about how utility stocks (XLU) played out last week and how they are placed going forward in Market Realist’s review Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week.


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