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Best Performing Brazil Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Investors keenly look for diversification in their stock holding portfolios, and the raisk-takers don't mind taking a position in stocks of the overseas companies. Owing to the natural cycle of varying returns generated from stocks of different regions of the world, taking a position in foreign stocks allows one a good opportunity to benefit, if the investment is done correctly. Brazil, the largest South American nation, offers a great pool of companies which can be explored for investments by local as well as global investors, including those who are based in the USA. Many of the Brazilian stocks are listed on the American exchanges like NYSE and NASDAQ, and many trade as American Depository Receipt (ADR) stocks. The sector-wise diversification available in Brazil-based stocks is also well spanned out, which allows investors to pick and choose the Brazilian stocks as per their sectoral preferences.

While Mexican companies do provide a good opportunity to diversify an investor's portfolio, one can also explore the best performing stocks of other growing economies (including a few BRIC economies) which are as follows:
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Among the various Brazil companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Brazil stocks?
This article provides a list of Brazil stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Brazil stocks between the end of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Brazil stocks are listed below.
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Top Brazil Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Brazil sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP) 2) TIM Participacoes S.A. (TSU) 3) CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL) 4) Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) 5) Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp (SBS)
 6) Gerdau S.A. (GGB) 7) Braskem S.A. (BAK) 8) Azul S.A. (AZUL) 9) Telefonica Brasil S.A. (VIV) 10) Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (SUZ)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 25 Brazil stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Brazil ETFs.

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Performance of Top Brazil Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Companhia Paranaense COPEL

Companhia Paranaense de Energia - Copel, incorporated on October 26, 1954, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity primarily in the Brazilian State of Parana. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Curitiba, Brazil-headquartered company Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Brazil of 2020. The Public Utilities sector business falls under the Electric Utilities industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Companhia Paranaense COPEL has changed by 4.13 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $16.94 per share and year-to-date closing price of $17.64 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $4.64 billion to $4.9 billion during the same period. Along with Brazil, the company is also in the business of Public Utilities, Electric Utilities, Utilities, Diversified Utilities, among other usual products and services.

TIM Participacoes

TIM Participacoes S.A. (TIM), incorporated on May 22, 1998, is a holding company. The Company provides mobile telecommunication services in Brazil. The Company, through its subsidiaries in various telecommunications markets, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Brazil-based TIM Participacoes S.A. (TSU) belongs to the Public Utilities sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of TIM Participacoes ended the previous year at a price of $19.11 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $19.75 apiece, which indicates a change of 3.35 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Brazil for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $9.13 billion. It has now changed to $9.57 billion as of writing.

CPFL Energia

CPFL Energia S.A., incorporated on March 20, 1998, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates, transmits and commercializes electricity in Brazil, as well as provides energy-related ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by CPFL Energia S.A. (CPL) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Brazil, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Electric Utilities. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of CPFL Energia has so far gained 0.7 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $17.24 per share and year-to-date price of $17.36 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $9.91 billion to $10.26 billion.

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais-CEMIG, incorporated on May 22, 1952, is a holding company that is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The Companys segments include Generation, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) was successful in generating YTD returns of -0.88 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Brazil-based Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS closed at a price of $3.41 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.38 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $5.11 billion to $5.22 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Public Utilities industry sector and further specialized as a Electric Utilities sector business.

Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Pa

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo-SABESP provides basic and environmental sanitation services, and supplies treated water and sewage services on a wholesale basis to residential, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp (SBS) has moved by -1.2 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Public Utilities sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $15.05 apiece to the price of $14.87 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Brazil-based Water Supply sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $10.4 billion to $10.1 billion over the same duration.

Gerdau

Gerdau S.A. provides steel-related products and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Brazil Operations, North America Operations, South America Operations, and Special Steel Operatio ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Brazil-based Capital Goods sector company Gerdau S.A. (GGB) holds the six spot among the best performing stocks of the Brazil sector. Classified as the Steel and Iron business, the stock price of Gerdau ended the previous year at a price of $4.9 per share while it reached the level of $4.77 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -2.65%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $7.73 billion.

Braskem

Braskem S.A. (Braskem), incorporated on January 12, 1972, produces thermoplastic resins. The Companys segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. Braskem is also ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Braskem S.A. (BAK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $14.8 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $14.36 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of -2.97 percentage. The Brazil-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $5.94 billion to $5.99 billion.

Azul SA

Azul S.A. provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in Brazil. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 739 daily flights to 106 destinations through a network of 206 non-stop routes with a fleet of 120 ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $4.86 billion to $4.74 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $42.8 per share to a price of $41.52 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Azul S.A. (AZUL) was successful in generating YTD returns of -2.99 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Brazil stocks, the Barueri, SP-based Azul SA is categorized as the Industrials sub-sector business which falls under the larger Industrials sector.

Telefonica Brasil

Telefonica Brasil S.A., incorporated on May 22, 1998, is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Telefonica Brasil (VIV) generated percentage returns of -4.89 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $14.32 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $13.62 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $22.83 billion to $21.8 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Telecommunications Equipment sub-category. Based in Brazil, the YTD performance of the Brazil sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

Suzano Papel e Celulose

Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper products in Brazil. The company offers coated and uncoated papers, paperboards, and rolls of sanitary papers; tissue papers; lignin and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Brazil sector is taken by Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (SUZ). The company's stock price changed from $9.84 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.26 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -5.89 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Salvador, BA-based Basic Materials sector company was from $13.19 billion to $12.76 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Brazil sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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