CPFL Energia (CPL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about CPFL Energia (NYSE:CPL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CPFL Energia earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 48.034013627867 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

CPL stock traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.78. 15,776 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 69,056. CPFL Energia has a 52-week low of $10.63 and a 52-week high of $17.69. The stock has a market cap of $7,135.58, a P/E ratio of 26.45 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be given a $0.142 dividend. This is a positive change from CPFL Energia’s previous annual dividend of $0.10. This represents a dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 30th.

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of CPFL Energia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th.

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About CPFL Energia

CPFL Energia SA, together with its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and commercializes electricity to residential, industrial, and commercial customers in Brazil. The company generates electricity through wind, biomass-powered thermal, solar, and hydroelectric power plants. It also manufactures, commercializes, rents, and maintains electro-mechanical equipment; and offers administrative, call center, collection, IT, telecommunication, energy transmission, and energy efficiency management services, as well as maintenance services for energy generation companies.

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