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5 South America Utility Stocks With Upside

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR - Get Report), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG), Enersis (ENI), EDENOR (EDN - Get Report), Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (Endesa Chile) (EOC - Get Report) have a 25%-47% upside, based on analysts' consensus estimates of 12-month price targets.

These five utility stocks from South America have an average market capitalization of $10 billion. The selected stocks have stable cash flows and are less volatile, compared to stocks in other sectors. Earnings for these stocks are expected to average around 10%-12% in 2011.

The stocks delivered an average return of 12% in the last one year and have the potential to deliver attractive returns over the next one year. Analysts expect these stocks to have an upside of up to 47%. Besides, these stocks are less volatile compared to peers in other sectors.

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SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
CIG $3.97 0.00%
ENI $16.19 0.00%
EOC $44.83 0.00%
EDN $17.37 0.00%
EBR $1.70 0.00%

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