Central Puerto S.A. (CEPU): Year-to-date performance of CEPU is negative

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Central Puerto S.A. (NYSE:CEPU) changes shares on Tuesday trading session, with a change of 1.80% or $0.05 shares. The trading starts at $2.94 and closed at $2.78 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $2.74 and day high was $3.05 on Tuesday, August 04. After the session, the Utilities sector daily volume shifted to 0.51 million while its average volume is 200.33K. In other hand, the CEPU market cap reached to $428.47M. While, its current target price is $3.95.

On February 2, 2018, BUZZ-Central Puerto shares fall in Argentina before New York IPO. According to the news reported on Reuters, Shares in Argentina’s Central Puerto fell almost 15 pct on Friday, leading losses on Argentina’s Merval . index ahead of an IPO in New York.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 0.35% and down -2.41% for month. Its quarterly performance was 29.82% above, while its half year performance is down -22.47%. CEPU yearly performance stood at negative -66.51% and fall -41.77% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Central Puerto S.A. is 3.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. CEPU EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 4.64. EPS for this year is -50.00%, while for the next year its value is 1.08. Its EPS Q/Q reached -50.10%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on CEPU for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 3 of 5 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 1 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 0 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 6 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 6, 1 rated it sell, 3 rated it as Buy and 1 as Hold Ratings.

Blackrock Inc., EMS Capital LP and Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. are the top three holders in Central Puerto S.A. (CEPU) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 1.97 million shares which valued 4.43 million. On Mar 30, 2020, EMS Capital LP owned 1.61 million shares which valued at 3.62 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. has a total of 0.58 million shares which valued at 1.32 million. In the end, Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. have 1.86% shares outstanding of Central Puerto S.A. (CEPU) on Mar 30, 2020. The institutional holding shifted to 6.04%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 4.64. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 2 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.15, while 0.21 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for CEPU published in the report was $0.03 – $0.27 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.21 which is higher than 0.1 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for CEPU fall -10.12% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 3.51% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.28%.