Raymond James raised the price target for the Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) stock from “a Mkt perform” to “an Underperform”. The rating was released on April 20, 2021. The research report from Credit Suisse has initiated the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $17.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$0.01. This is an average of 5 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.01 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.03. According to 5 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $75.51M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $80.2M and a low estimate of $72.08M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) dipped -7.03% to close Thursday’s market session at $9.79, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $9.62 and $10.36 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 4783336 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 7.84 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -13.67% within the last five trades and -27.59% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 291.60% in the last 6 months and -23.49% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. CLNE stock is trading at a margin of -12.34%, -22.49% and 35.54% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, CLNE deals in the Energy domain. The stock is trading -50.53 percent below its 52-week high and 437.91 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 55.94. 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 Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -3.30 percent and the profit margin is -3.40 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 36.40 percent. 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 $2.01 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 price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 753.08. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 6.89 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.78, 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, 1.40 percent of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by insiders, and 33.30 percent are held by financial institutions. Total Marketing Services S.A., the 10% Owner at Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) has sold 93,947 shares of firm on Apr 30 at a price of $11.27 against the total amount of $1.06 million. In another inside trade, Total Marketing Services S.A., 10% Owner of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) sold 63,362 shares of the firm on Apr 29 for a total worth of $0.73 million at a price of $11.57. An inside trade which took place on Apr 28, 10% Owner of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Total Marketing Services S.A. sold 250,000 shares of firm against total price of $2.89 million at the cost of $11.55 per share.