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Central Puerto S.A is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Central Puerto S-A shares (CEPU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$1.86 - USD$3.61|
|50-day moving average||USD$2.4194|
|200-day moving average||USD$2.4393|
|Wall St. target price||USD$4.09|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.026 (1.15%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.64|
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Valuing Central Puerto S-A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Central Puerto S-A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Central Puerto S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Central Puerto S-A shares trade at around 0x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Gross profit TTM||USD$16.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.51%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$557.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 474,834 Central Puerto S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Central Puerto S-A's "short interest". This figure is 46.2% up from 324,851 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Central Puerto S-A shares can be evaluated.
Central Puerto S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Central Puerto S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Central Puerto S-A shares traded daily (recently around 186209.41176471). Central Puerto S-A's SIR currently stands at 2.55. In other words for every 100,000 Central Puerto S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2550 shares are currently held short.
However Central Puerto S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Central Puerto S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Central Puerto S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Central Puerto S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Central Puerto S-A shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Central Puerto S-A shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Central Puerto S-A.
Find out more about how you can short Central Puerto S-A stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 21.8% of net profits
Recently Central Puerto S-A has paid out, on average, around 21.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Central Puerto S-A shareholders could enjoy a 9.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Central Puerto S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.026 per share.
While Central Puerto S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Central Puerto S-A is investing more in its future growth.
Central Puerto S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 12 December 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Central Puerto S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.86 up to $3.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Central Puerto S-A's is 1.7618. This would suggest that Central Puerto S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. It also produces steam. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants, one hydroelectric generation plant, and two wind farms with a total installed capacity of 3,810 MW. Central Puerto S.A. was founded in 1989 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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