Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy and utility holding company PPL
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PPL's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Allentown, Pa. (1920)|
|Market Cap||$17.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO William Spence
CFO Paul Farr
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12.0%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.1 billion / $18.8 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 411 members who have rated PPL believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I've had my eye on PPL for a while, since it's one of the last bargain utilities on this good earth, but I was afraid to green-button it because I do think money is going to start wandering away from utilities generally. Then came the [second-quarter earnings surprise], and ... analysts were tripping over themselves to upgrade this happy stock. So I have to think it will outperform. It's certainly a very solid investment.
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