PPL (NYSE: PPL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 37 cents per share. At a price of $31.17 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.8%. The average volume for PPL has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PPL has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to wholesale and retail customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.81. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PPL as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full PPL Ratings Report now.
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