Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP) Stock Price

News headlines about Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (NYSE:ELP) have been trending somewhat negative on Friday, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (NYSE:ELP)

Several analysts have issued reports on ELP shares. ValuEngine lowered Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub downgraded Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

Shares of Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP) traded up 0.65% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 584,428 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.44. Companhia Paranaense de Energia has a 52-week low of $7.48 and a 52-week high of $11.94. The company has a market cap of $2.11 billion, a PE ratio of 5.57 and a beta of 1.59.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (NYSE:ELP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, March 28th. The utilities provider reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.62. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) had a net margin of 9.30% and a return on equity of 7.84%. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts expect that Companhia Paranaense de Energia will post $1.20 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)

Companhia Paranaense de Energia is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in the Brazilian State of Parana. The Company also provides telecommunications and other services. Its segments are Power generation and transmission (GET), Power distribution and sales (DIS), Telecommunications (TEL), GAS and Holding Company (HOL).

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