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The institutional investor held 99,695 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.78M, up from 54,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $21.40 billion. About 2.56 million shares traded. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500. Transamerica Advsr, a Florida-based fund reported 82,813 shares. Trust Co Of Oklahoma sold 11,650 shares as the company's stock rose 8.95% with the market. Cullinan Associates Inc who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.80 billion market cap company. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $30.85 and compares with the $30.44 52-week low. AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (AWF) has risen 7.26% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.56/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.53/Share by a difference of $0.03. The co's performance for 6 months was slashed of -18.25%, 1-year performance stands at -8.96% and year to date showing slashed performance of -0.16%. PPL's profit would be $337.34 million giving it 15.86 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After $0.56 actual earnings per share reported by PPL Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.50% negative EPS growth.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) belongs to Utilities sector, shares fell -1.37% to close at $30.90. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.60 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 1.94 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 1.79. It dropped, as 26 investors sold Unisys Corporation shares while 39 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. The funds in our partner's database now have: 479.53 million shares, up from 475.65 million shares in 2017Q2. Brown Brothers Harriman stated it has 0% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). (NASDAQ:HSNI). Loomis Sayles And Communications LP stated it has 143,155 shares. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 6,566 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $249,000 after purchasing an additional 6,447 shares in the last quarter. Barclays Public Limited Co owns 1.13M shares. Arcadia Investment Corp Mi has 0.01% invested in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL).

Press coverage about PPL (NYSE:PPL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. British Columbia Management Corporation, British Columbia - Canada-based fund reported 246,580 shares. (NYSE:MET). Avalon Advsrs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.45% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. First Allied Advisory Serv Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) for 23,872 shares. LLC increased its stake in shares of PPL by 0.3% during the second quarter. 411.39 million shares or 0.00% less from 411.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 20,893 shares in its portfolio. The New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.11% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. Therefore 36% are positive.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was initiated by Loop Capital with "Hold". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Jefferies. The stock of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) earned "Neutral" rating by Nomura on Friday, March 18. BP has $46.0 highest and $33 lowest target. Finally, Macquarie downgraded shares of PPL from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by SunTrust. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Sell" on Tuesday, January 17. KeyCorp reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of PPL in a research note on Friday, October 20th. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Evercore downgraded PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) rating on Monday, February 8.

Among 35 analysts covering Fortinet Inc. They expect $2.45 earnings per share, up 21.29% or $0.43 from last year's $2.02 per share. The utilities provider reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.03.

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