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