Central Puerto (NYSE:CEPU) Sets New 1-Year High at $9.85

Central Puerto S.A. (NYSE:CEPUGet Free Report)’s stock price reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $9.85 and last traded at $9.75, with a volume of 152575 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.30.

Central Puerto Stock Performance

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 2.42 and a current ratio of 2.65. The company has a market cap of $1.47 billion, a PE ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 1.43. The business’s 50-day moving average is $8.69 and its 200 day moving average is $7.86.

Central Puerto (NYSE:CEPUGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Monday, March 11th. The company reported $2.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $2.66. The company had revenue of $193.03 million during the quarter. Central Puerto had a return on equity of 25.37% and a net margin of 50.95%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.96 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Central Puerto S.A. will post 0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Central Puerto Cuts Dividend

The company also recently announced a — dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 1st were issued a dividend of $0.0662 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.1%. Central Puerto’s dividend payout ratio is currently 8.02%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Central Puerto

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CEPU. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Central Puerto during the 4th quarter valued at about $445,000. Hsbc Holdings PLC lifted its holdings in Central Puerto by 17.8% in the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 206,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,896,000 after buying an additional 31,159 shares during the period. Anthracite Investment Company Inc. bought a new stake in Central Puerto during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $592,000. Simplex Trading LLC raised its holdings in Central Puerto by 1,441.0% in the fourth quarter. Simplex Trading LLC now owns 2,910 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 3,127 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Glenorchy Capital Ltd purchased a new position in Central Puerto during the fourth quarter valued at $3,162,000. 2.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Central Puerto Company Profile

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Central Puerto SA engages in the electric power generation in Argentina. It operates through three segments: Electric Power Generation from Conventional Sources, Electric Power Generation from Renewable Sources, and Natural Gas Transport and Distribution. The company generates energy through thermal, hydroelectric, and wind farms.

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