Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

CEMIG Walking A Fine Line In A Challenging Market

Older investors can likely remember a time when those who wanted to invest in emerging markets had few choices outside of telecom, bank, and utility companies. Nowadays there is a much larger menu of choices and sectors like utilities have had to do deal with the same sort of regulatory and growth issues that affect their developed market peers.

In the case of CEMIG (or "Cemig") (NYSE:CIG), Brazil's second-largest utility has the advantage of a sizable distribution and transmission business to offset risks in the generation business, but the company is looking at the loss of sizable generating concessions and a much more aggressive regulatory environment. It also does not help matters that Brazil's electricity sector appears to...

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