Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP) – Fast Growth Play with Potential Stock Upside

Shares of Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP) have been experiencing an accelerated earnings and sales growth over the past 5 years.  Over that time frame the firm has seen earnings growth of 8.10% and sales growth of 10.60%.

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While the firm has enjoyed the upward movement, it’s important to look at analyst expectations and where the company is headed from here.  On a consensus basis, analysts are projecting EPS growth of 43.80% for next year and have a $9.27 one year price target on the stock.   The stock recently traded at $9.85.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP)‘s stock was 25.16%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 11.62%, 50.84% over the last quarter, and  78.73% for the past six months. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS):

When a company shows a steady upwards earnings trend, it is a good indicator that the company will dominate companies with a more volatile earnings trend. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL (NYSE:ELP)’s EPS is 1.07.  Last year, their EPS growth was 24.80% while their EPS growth over the past five years is 8.10%.  Analysts are predicting Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL’s stock to grow 43.80% over the next year and 1.90% over the next five.

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