PPL (PPL) Analysts See $0.54 EPS; Pimco Income Strategy Fund II (PFN) Sentiment Is 0.88

October 13, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) to report $0.54 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 14.29% from last quarter’s $0.63 EPS. PPL’s profit would be $368.19 million giving it 17.49 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, PPL Corp’s analysts see 3.85% EPS growth. About 4.77M shares traded or 47.22% up from the average. PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II is a closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $634.18 million. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income, consistent with the preservation of capital. It currently has negative earnings. The Fund allocates assets in varying proportions among floating- and fixed-rate debt instruments, as well as among investment grade and non-investment-grade securities.

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.04 on October 13, reaching $10.73. About 110,383 shares traded. Pimco Income Strategy Fund II (PFN) has risen 17.88% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.18% the S&P500.

Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd holds 2.22% of its portfolio in Pimco Income Strategy Fund II for 269,654 shares. Addison Capital Co owns 105,721 shares or 0.88% of their US portfolio. Moreover, First Foundation Advisors has 0.4% invested in the company for 647,088 shares. The New York-based National Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.24% in the stock. Horizon Kinetics Llc, a New York-based fund reported 634,766 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. PPL Corporation had 30 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 5. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock of PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 31 by Argus Research. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Monday, June 27 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained the shares of PPL in report on Wednesday, August 10 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 8 by Evercore. On Sunday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”.

PPL Corporation is a utility holding company. The company has market cap of $25.76 billion. Through its subsidiaries, PPL delivers electricity to clients in the United Kingdom, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee; delivers natural gas to clients in Kentucky, and generates electricity from power plants in Kentucky. It has a 15.7 P/E ratio. PPL operates through U.K.

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