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How to buy Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL stock

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Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares (ELP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL employs 6,832 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18.6 billion.

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  3. Search for Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ELP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL share price

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Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$0.8418 - USD$1.4432
50-day moving average USD$5.7614
200-day moving average USD$10.7896
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.46
PE ratio 4.5181
Dividend yield USD$0.969 (85.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.249

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Is Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL under- or over-valued?

Valuing Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's P/E ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares trade at around 5x 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.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's PEG ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.79. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's EBITDA

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL financials

Revenue TTM USD$18.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.96%
Return on equity TTM 20.26%
Profit margin 20.95%
Book value $7.294
Market capitalisation USD$30.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares

There are currently 58.0 million Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares held short by investors – that's known as Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's "short interest". This figure is 12.8% down from 66.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares can be evaluated.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares traded daily (recently around 14.3 million). Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's SIR currently stands at 4.07. In other words for every 100,000 Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4070 shares are currently held short.

However Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares, or, against the total number of tradable Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL 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 Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL.

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Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.9% of net profits

Recently Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL has paid out, on average, around 5.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shareholders could enjoy a 8.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's case, that would currently equate to about $0.969 per share.

While Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL is investing more in its future growth.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's most recent dividend payout was on 9 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's shares ever split?

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 17 March 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL shares which in turn could have impacted Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's share price.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.8418 up to $1.4432. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ELP.US volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's is 0.6629. This would suggest that Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Companhia Paranaense de Energia COPEL overview

Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other customers primarily in the State of Paraná, Brazil. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 19 hydroelectric plants, 25 wind plants, and one thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 5,742. 0 megawatts; and owned and operated 3,389 kilometers of transmission lines and 199,952. 6 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 399 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides telecommunication services to corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, internet service providers, and television networks, as well as to retail clients; and broadband internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 47,238 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 833 kilometers in the State of Paraná.

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