H.C. Wainwright rated the Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) stock “a Neutral”. H.C. Wainwright’s estimates were contained in a research note released on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Several other experts on Wall Street have posted such reports regarding the OPTT shares. According to Ascendiant Capital Markets, the stock is “a Strong buy,” and set its price target at $5. Ascendiant Capital Markets published their figures in a research note released to investors on Thursday, May 09, 2013. Other experts at UBS have the stock’s price target at $14 price; with their rating of the stock is “a Buy.” These scores were published in a research note the firm released on Thursday, July 17, 2008.
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Wall Street analysts tracking the Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) stock on daily basis. Out of 1 analysts, 0 deeming the stock a Buy and 0 gave it a rating of OVERWEIGHT. Another 1 recommended that OPTT is a HOLD, while 0 rated it UNDERWEIGHT and the same number recommended SELL. If we look at the broader picture, the above ratings give the stock an average analyst rating of 3.00.
The stock market has more often than not ended up being extremely baffling, catching even some of the more experienced traders by surprise. It happens that even when results are as projected, the market sometimes just takes a sudden turn towards the opposite direction. Often such events lead to doubt and much speculation. At such time, it may pay to keep tabs on a stock’s historical price performance. Useful also would be knowledge of the stock’s trends, both the short term and long-term. Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) share prices have increased by 23.64% over the past week, but are up 250.55% over prices posted in the last quarter. Going further back, the stock’s price has tanked 343.06% over the last 6 months but is up 266.67% in year-to-date trading.
A recent spot check on the stock’s support and resistance revealed that the publicly-traded Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) shares are trading at a price close to -28.48% lower than its 90-day high. On the other hand, the stock is +275.29% away from its low in the 90-day period. More broadly, OPTT’s current price is -28.48% away from 52-week high. The price is 869.60% above from its 52-week low.
A look at another ratio shows that Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has a Return on Investment (ROI) of -99.70%. When profits exceed costs, then the ROI percentage will be positive, and analysts will rate such business as having a net gain. However, if the percentage index is negative, then the company’s costs basically outweigh profits.
Focusing on the company’s market volatility shows that it has a 1-Week Volatility index of 10.53%, and 14.14% for the month. This stock’s Average True Range (ATR) currently stands at 0.33, with the beta factor poised at 3.25. The indicator of Volatility helps exhibit the extent to which a stock is likely to plummet or climb when the rest of the market also dips or surges. If a stock has a beta score above 1, then its rate of volatility is high. Figures lower than 1, therefore, means that the stock’s volatility at that particular moment is low.
Shares of the Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) gained by $0.54 during Tuesday’s regular trading session to climb to $3.19. The company had a daily trading volume of 10.17 million shares, lower than its average intra-day trading volumes of about 12.13M shares.
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