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Five Brazil Dividend Paying Companies

Brazil ranks highest among all the South American countries with large and growing Agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors. It was hit by a number of global and internal economic crises but the economy did not collapse. The reason was the strong economy and the economy policies and programs taken up by President Cardoso and strengthened by President Lula Da Silva. In this article I am sharing about five Melhores dividendos de ações no Brazil which help the investor to make a strong portfolio of Brazil stocks.

Tractebel Energia SA (BVMF: TBLE3)

Tractebel Energia SA is a Brazil-based company which is engaged in the energy sector. It involved in the generation and sale of electric power. Additionally it provides online customer services to its customers. It generates energy through nine hydroelectric power plants, six thermoelectric plants, three small hydroelectric power plants, two wind farms and two biomasses fired power plants. As of December 31, 2011 the company had five subsidiaries.

It has a market capitalization of 23.60 Billion, EPS is 2.44, P/E ratio is 14.80 and the dividend yield is 6.13% at the annual dividend payout of 2.37.

CESP (BVMF: CESP6)

CESP- Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo is a Brazil-based company which is involved in the electrical energy sector. It is primarily engaged in the planning, construction and operation energy generation and distribution infrastructure. As of December 31, 2011 it had an installed generating capacity of 7,456 megawatts, composed of sic hydroelectric plants: llha Solteria, Tres Irmos, Jupia, Engengeiro Sergio Motta, Jaguari and Paraibuna.

The company has a market capitalization of 6.63 Billion, EPS is 0.83, P/E ratio is 24.28 and the dividend yield is 5.99% at the annual dividend payout of 0.30.

CPFL Energia S.A. (BVMF: CPFE3)

It is engaged in the distribution, generation and commercialization of electric energy in Brazil. The company is involved in the generation of electric energy through hydroelectric plants, small hydropower plants and thermoelectric power solutions. As of December 31, 2011 it had a number of subsidiaries, which include Companhia Paulista de Forca eLuz, Rio Grande Energia SA, CPFL Geracao de Energia SA, CPFL Comercializacao Brasil SA and CPFL Jaguariuna SA, among others.

The company has a market capitalization of 20.43 Billion, EPS is 1.28, P/E ratio is 16.62 and the dividend yield is 5.37% at 0.47.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL (BVMF: CPLE6)

It is Brazil-based holding company involved in the energy sector. The main activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are to research, study, plan, build and operate the system of production, transformation, transmission, commercialization of electrical energy. Additionally, the company is engaged in telecommunications services, natural gas distribution, water distribution, and collection and treatment of sewage. As of December 31, 2011 it had three wholly owned subsidiaries: Copel Geracao e Transmissao SA, Copel Distribuicao SA and Copel Telecomunicacoes SA.

It has a market capitalization of 7.65 Billion, EPS is 2.84, P/E ratio is 9.83 and the dividend yield is 3.40% at the annual dividend payout of 0.50

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (BVMF: PETR4)

It is an integrated oil and gas company. It divides its activities into six segments: Exploration and Production, Provision, Gas and Energy, Biofuel, Distribution and International. The company operates through numerous subsidiaries, including Petrobras Quimica SA, Petrobras Distribuidora SA, Braspetro Oil Services Company and Braspetro Oil Company, among others. Its major shareholder is Brazil, Republic of (Government).

It has a market capitalization of 214.71 Billion, EPS is 1.51, P/E ratio is 10.92 and the dividend yield is 4.42% at the annual dividend payout of 0.38.