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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP)?

The company in question is, Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP) currently with a stock price of 11.19 (2.29% today). The market cap for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is 2410.08, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is 6.55. Currently Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is trading with a P/E of 6, and a forward P/E of 7.52. Average volume for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is 502.94 and so far today it is 284256.

Performance in the last year for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL has been 35.46%. For EPS growth, Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL has seen a growth of -1.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 66.29%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.80% over the last five years and could be 1.90% for the next five years. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 260.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.73%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 39.64%.

Since the IPO date for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL on the 06/03/1998, Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL has seen performance year to date to be 94.53%. With Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL trading at 11.19, the dividend yield is 1.28%, and the EPS is 1.82.

So could Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 6. The PEG is 3.16, P/S is 0.58 and the P/B is at 0.63. The P/cash is 6.38, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.39, and total debt/equity at 0.5.

In terms of margins, Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL has a gross margin of 24.30%, an operating margin of 19.70% and a profit margin of 12.10%.Payout ratio for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is 19.30%. Return on assets come to 5.50% with return on investment coming to 6.30%.

Insider ownership for Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL, is at 55.60% and institutional ownership comes to 26.40%. Outstanding shares are at 220.3. While shares float is 139.74. The float short is currently 1.38%, and short ratio is 3.83.

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