NEW YORK (TheStreet) - - Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR), Embraer (ERJ), Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL), Gerdau (GGB), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID), Vale (VALE), Banco Bradesco (BBD), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) (CIG), Itau Unibanco Holding (ITUB) and Banco Santander (Brasil) (BSBR) have an upside potential of up to 60%, based on analysts' consensus estimates of 12-month price targets.
Brazilian stocks plunged to their lowest levels in the past year. Brazil's Bovespa has shed around 8% during the last six months. Brazil's inflation rose to 6.55%, topping the central bank's annual upper limit of 6.5% for the second straight month. The central bank raised the benchmark Selic rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 12.25 % on June 8; overall Selic was raised by 1.5% year-to-date.
We have identified 10 stocks across sectors like banking, commodities and airlines, which investors can consider for long-term growth. The selected stocks have an average market capitalization of $64 billion, delivered average gains of 5%, compared to Bovespa's negative 5% during the past year. These stocks could generate 40% gains during 2011, according to analysts' consensus estimates with a mean buy rating of 65%.
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