Cowen lowered the price target for the Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) stock to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on April 28, 2021. The research report from Evercore ISI has initiated the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $184. The stock was initiated by Tudor Pickering, who disclosed in a research note on April 06, 2021, to Buy and set the price objective to $195. In their research brief published March 19, 2021, Susquehanna analysts upgraded the Enphase Energy Inc. stock from Neutral to Positive with a price target of $200.
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 $0.56 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.45, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.11, which implies that the company surprised the market by 24.40%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is $0.44. This is an average of 20 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.55 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.29. According to 20 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $311.32M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $319.97M and a low estimate of $288M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) dipped -3.89% to close Thursday’s market session at $121.94, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $117.66 and $125.942 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 5147890 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.57 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -14.97% within the last five trades and -18.71% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 16.41% in the last 6 months and -37.67% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. ENPH stock is trading at a margin of -18.51%, -21.24% and -7.11% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, ENPH deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -46.76 percent below its 52-week high and 222.51 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 60.49. 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 Enphase Energy Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 16.90 percent and the profit margin is 11.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 44.60 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 $17.04 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 for Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) is 198.60. 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 44.90. 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 19.57 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 21.85, 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 Enphase Energy Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 73.80 percent are held by financial institutions. Branderiz Eric, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Enphase Energy Inc. (ENPH) has sold 62,021 shares of firm on Apr 05 at a price of $156.51 against the total amount of $9.71 million. In another inside trade, Kothandaraman Badrinarayanan, President & CEO of Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) sold 27,394 shares of the firm on Mar 30 for a total worth of $4.01 million at a price of $146.31. An inside trade which took place on Mar 10, Chief Accounting Officer of Enphase Energy Inc. Yang Mandy sold 7,652 shares of firm against total price of $1.22 million at the cost of $159.72 per share.