The trading price of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) closed higher on Friday, Feb 19, closing at $4.36, 6.42% higher than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $4.3300 and $4.7400. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 0, while its 5Y monthly beta was 3.07. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $7.3 and a 52-week low of $0.33. Over the past month, the stock has gained 28.89% in value.

On the technical side, indicators suggest OPTT has a 50% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned OPTT a recommendation rating is 1. Out of them, 1 rate it a Hold, while none recommend Buy, whereas none assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPTT) as Underperform, while not any of them advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Hold, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that OPTT’s price is currently -5.52% off the SMA20 and 27.71% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 52.81, and weekly volatility stands at 9.7%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 18.22%. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT)’s beta value is currently sitting at 3.07, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.68. With analysts defining $1200-$1200 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $1200 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 25762.07% off the estimated low and 25762.07% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if OPTT’s share price rises to $1200, which is the median consensus price. At that level, OPTT’s share price would be +25762.07% above current price.

To see how Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: OPTT stock’s performance was +6.42% in the latest trading, and +545.25% in the past year, while Equinor ASA (EQNR) has traded +0.34% on the day and positioned +3.47% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Tc Energy Corp (TRP) saw its stock close -0.6% lower in the most recent trading session but was down -22.09% in a year. Furthermore, Evergy Inc (EVRG) showed an increase of 6.42% on the day while its price kept rising at 545.25% over the past year. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0, compared to Equinor ASA’s 0 and Tc Energy Corp’s 11.95. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has soared -0.19%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative seesion, down 0% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) indicates that the 3-month average is 10.97 Million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 5.01 Million.

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Currently, records show that 31.13 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 0.05% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 0.99%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of January 28, 2021, stood at 3.37 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 0.2 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 10.94% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in January were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 1.85 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +72.49% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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