Truist raised the price target for the Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) stock from “a Buy” to “a Hold”. The rating was released on March 17, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on March 02, 2021 by Barclays that downgraded the stock from an Equal weight to an Underweight with a price target of $29 for PLUG stock. The research report from JP Morgan has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Overweight, with a price target set at $65. The stock was initiated by Bernstein, who disclosed in a research note on February 03, 2021, to Outperform and set the price objective to $75. In their research brief published January 27, 2021, Piper Sandler analysts initiated the Plug Power Inc. stock to Neutral with a price target of $66.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$1.12 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.1, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$1.02, which implies that the company surprised the market by -1,020.00%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$0.08. This is an average of 12 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.06 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.1. According to 10 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $77.27M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $93.35M and a low estimate of $60.7M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) dipped -9.76% to close Wednesday’s market session at $33.20, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $32.97 and $37.08 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 28976059 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 42.23 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -15.59% within the last five trades and -28.72% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 156.77% in the last 6 months and 2.56% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. PLUG stock is trading at a margin of -23.12%, -39.46% and 27.70% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, PLUG deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -56.02 percent below its 52-week high and 931.06 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 181.61. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Plug Power Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $15.85 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 20.00, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.70 percent of Plug Power Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 55.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Marsh Andrew, the President & CEO at Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) has sold 573,268 shares of firm on Jan 19 at a price of $65.82 against the total amount of $37.73 million. In another inside trade, MCNAMEE GEORGE C, Director of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) sold 10,000 shares of the firm on Jan 13 for a total worth of $0.7 million at a price of $70.45. An inside trade which took place on Jan 12, Director of Plug Power Inc. MCNAMEE GEORGE C sold 10,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.62 million at the cost of $62.40 per share.