Shares of Enel Americas SA (NYSE:ENIA) saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 1,319,807 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the previous session’s volume of 625,291 shares.The stock last traded at $11.56 and had previously closed at $11.30.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Enel Americas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Scotiabank raised Enel Americas from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Enel Americas from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $13,090.00, a PE ratio of 32.11 and a beta of 0.72.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th. Enel Americas’s payout ratio is 58.33%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ENIA. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC lifted its holdings in Enel Americas by 12.7% during the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 101,932 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,042,000 after purchasing an additional 11,457 shares during the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its holdings in Enel Americas by 494.2% during the 3rd quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 123,600 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $1,263,000 after purchasing an additional 102,800 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its holdings in Enel Americas by 65.9% during the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 84,343 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $862,000 after purchasing an additional 33,512 shares during the last quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Co. lifted its holdings in Enel Americas by 6.2% during the 3rd quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Co. now owns 871,573 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $8,907,000 after purchasing an additional 50,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Enel Americas by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,894,291 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $19,359,000 after purchasing an additional 75,341 shares during the last quarter. 8.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Enel Americas Company Profile

Enel Americas SA, formerly Enersis Americas SA, through its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, is engaged in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution businesses in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. The Company operates through two segments: Generation and Transmission, and Distribution.

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