3. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy ( CPL) is down $0.17 (-0.9%) to $17.97 on average volume. Thus far, 184,504 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 368,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.90-$18.31 after having opened the day at $18.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.14.

CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates, and commercializes electricity in Brazil. The company operates in five segments: Distribution, Conventional Generation Sources, Renewable Generation Sources, Commercialization, and Services. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate CPFL Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CPFL Energy as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CPFL Energy Ratings Report now.

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