News coverage about CPFL Energia (NYSE:CPL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CPFL Energia earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.0749851826966 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of CPFL Energia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday.

CPFL Energia opened at $11.94 on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. CPFL Energia has a 12 month low of $11.85 and a 12 month high of $12.15. The company has a market capitalization of $6.22 billion, a PE ratio of 23.06 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 0.84.

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

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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