Stocks You Can’t Afford to Pass Up: PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), PPL Corporation (PPL)

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) shares were trading lower by -0.5 percent ($-0.1) at $19.99 a piece in Friday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $20.09. PBF trades with a P/S ratio of 0.12. This is lower than the both industry’s 1.36 and the wider sector’s 16.54. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.39 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 11.46. Shares of PBF have downtrended -12.32% in the past three months, while the industry overall has moved -14.34% in that time. PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has a market cap of $2.2 billion and over the last 12 months, PBF has gone weaker by -27.49%. During the last 52 weeks, the PBF price has been as high as $30.98 and as low as $18.48. PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -17.08% over the last 5 years.

The average 1-year price target for PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $25.68/share. That’s a potential 28.46 increase relative to where PBF has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $19.8 and $20.18. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $17. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $37.5.

The collective rating of 2.7 for PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 18 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track PBF 9 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 9, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) versus those who think you should sell it. A 6 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while3 believe that investors should either steer clear of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) pulled off a 0.25 percent gain and now trades for $40.06. PPL comes in with a P/S ratio of 3.66 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (1.41) and its peers (1.62). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.2 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.96. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $40.2 and as low as $32.08. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of -10% over the last 5 years. Shares of PPL Corporation (PPL) have increased 9.21% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 6.71% in that time.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a market cap of $27.3 billion and over the last 12 months, PPL has risen by 3.86%. The average 1-year price target for PPL Corporation (PPL) reveals an average price target of $38.58 per share. That’s a potential -3.69 fall from where PPL has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $35. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $42.

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 17 analysts — of 2.7 for PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track PPL Corporation (PPL), 13 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 4 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 3 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 1 believe that investors should either steer clear of PPL or, if they already own its stock, sell it.