PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) managed to restrict loss -$0.22 to its price tag before the regular trading session ended on Wednesday, reaching $27.01. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has seen its stock hit a 1-year low price of $27.08 as well as a 1-year high price of $40.20. Turning to the topic of volume, 8.03 million shares of this company’s common stock changed hands. This organization, at the moment, has a beta score of 0.56, a market cap of $18.93B, and its PE ratio is 12.43. Currently, this public company’s quick ratio is 0.50, its debt-to-equity ratio is 1.96, and its current ratio is 0.60.
Evercore ISI Upgrade shares of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) to a Outperform rating from a In-line rating in a report posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. Several additional equities analysts have also published recent reports on PPL stock. RBC Capital Mkts, for example, Upgrade PPL Corporation from Sector Perform to Outperform in a report that was made public on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. Deutsche Bank Upgrade a $36 price target on PPL Corporation in a report from Thursday, January 18th, 2018, while giving the stock to a Buy rating from a Hold rating. In a report sent out on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, Macquarie Downgrade the stock rating on PPL Corporation from a Neutral to a Underperform. Lastly, from a Hold rating to Buy rating on shares of PPL Corporation was Upgrade by Jefferies on the company’s stock. In total, 5 Wall Street analysts have given this stock a hold rating, with 4 analysts rating it as a strong buy.
There is a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, and analysts use it to measure momentum within a range of 0 to 100. When a stock’s RSI falls under 30, it is considered to be oversold. For PPL Corporation, specifically, the RSI metric has reached 37.10. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has lost -10.77% in value over the last three months, and -26.26% over the last six-month period. Over the last full year, the stock price has lost -29.81% .
Moving on to another measurement, let’s talk about volatility: the measurement of a stock’s predictable daily price range. Volatility is essentially the price range where a day trader operates. When volatility is higher, that translates to more extreme losses or profits. After recently verifying the number, PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) stock has a volatility measurement of 1.85% for the week, with 1.92% volatility as observed from the past 30 days. The public company has 700.80M shares outstanding currently, as well as a market cap of $18.93B. This stock’s distance from its 20-day simple moving average is -4.63% , based on a recent bid, while its distance from the 50-day simple moving average is currently -3.55%. Meanwhile, it has a distance of -19.32% from the 200-day simple moving average. Today, this organization is sitting -32.81% away from its 52-week high price and -0.26% away from its 52-week low price.
When it comes to more detail-oriented stock traders, they will be keeping their eyes on another measurement – Williams Percent Range or Willams %R. This measurement is a widely-used technical indicator that has its beginnings with Larry Williams, its founder, and it helps us identify when stocks have become oversold or overbought. Highly experienced stock traders will normally use the Williams %R measurement in combination with other trend indicators to pinpoint potential turnaround spots in a stock’s price trajectory. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL)’s Williams Percent Range, or 14-day Williams %R, is sitting at 95.24 at the time of writing. Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. On the flip side, if the indicator goes below -80, it may mean that the stock has crossed over into oversold territory.
Investors usually keep their eyes focused on the most recent stock price resistance and support levels. When using the word “support,” we mean the bottom “floor” level where a stock might bounce back after slipping. If the share price can breach the first support level, then overall investor focus may move to the second level. Meanwhile, the resistance is the complete contrary of support levels. As shares grow in price, it may experience a fall as it breaches a particular resistance level. After a recent examination, this company’s shares’ first resistance level is sitting at 27.28. Meanwhile, investors are looking out for the first support level, which is 26.81.