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How to buy Central Puerto S-A stock

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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.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CEPU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Central Puerto S-A share price

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Central Puerto S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$1.99 - $3.21
50-day moving average $2.18
200-day moving average $2.37
Wall St. target price$4.09
PE ratio 4.3469
Dividend yield $0.026 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.49

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Is it a good time to buy Central Puerto S-A stock?

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Is Central Puerto S-A under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 4x. In other words, Central Puerto S-A shares trade at around 4x 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.

Central Puerto S-A's EBITDA

Central Puerto S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $24.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Central Puerto S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Central Puerto S-A financials

Revenue TTM $38.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 47.98%
Gross profit TTM $21.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.14%
Return on equity TTM 8.43%
Profit margin 18.08%
Book value $560.62
Market capitalisation $512.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Central Puerto S-A shares

There are currently 320,469 Central Puerto S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Central Puerto S-A's "short interest". This figure is 2% up from 314,331 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)

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 170462.23404255). Central Puerto S-A's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 Central Puerto S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 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.

Central Puerto S-A share dividends

We're not expecting Central Puerto S-A to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Central Puerto S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Central Puerto S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.99 up to $3.213. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CEPU.US volatility(beta: 1.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.9589. 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 overview

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.

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