Lake Street raised the price target for the Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) stock from “a Hold” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on May 10, 2019. The research report from H.C. Wainwright has initiated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $6. The stock was reiterated by Lake Street, who disclosed in a research note on November 15, 2017, to Buy and set the price objective to $5. In their research brief published October 05, 2017, Lake Street analysts reiterated the Westport Fuel Systems Inc. stock to Hold with a price target of $5.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) dipped -3.97% to close Wednesday’s market session at $4.84, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $4.61 and $5.07 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3089619 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.21 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -8.16% within the last five trades and -15.24% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -6.74% in the last 6 months and -28.61% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. WPRT stock is trading at a margin of -10.54%, -16.36% and -14.24% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WPRT deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -62.63 percent below its 52-week high and 290.32 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 64.02. 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 Westport Fuel Systems Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $816.98 million 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 Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) is 142.35. 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 60.50. 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 3.12 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 6.27, 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, 13.65 percent of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 28.46 percent are held by financial institutions.