Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) shares, dropped in value on Wednesday, Apr 07, with the stock price down by -7.82% to the previous day’s close as weak demand from buyers trailed the stock to $31.96.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $34.67, falling within a range of $31.55 and $34.15. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.54 whereas the PE ratio was 0 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $75.49, and the low was $3.63. On the whole, PLUG has fluctuated by -16.14% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of Plug Power Inc. currently standing at about $16.32 Billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for May 05, 2021- May 10, 2021. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0, with its dividend yield at 0%. As a result, investors may see a weakening in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.08, which is expected to increase to -$1.58 for fiscal year 2021 and then to about -$0.18 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -0.85% in 2021, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be -0.25%.
We see that PLUG’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a Hold.
16 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 4 analyst(s), 10 recommend it as a Buy and 1 called the PLUG stock Outperform. In the meantime, none analyst(s) believe the stock as Underperform and 1 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of PLUG currently trading nearly -16.41% and -35.34% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 37.82, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 7.52% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 9.23%. Furthermore, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG)’s beta value is 1.54, and its average true range (ATR) is 3.82. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $61.42 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $29 and a high of $78. Based on these price targets, the low is -9.26 off current price, whereas the price has to move +144.06% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $65 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of +103.38% from the current levels.
A comparison of Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. PLUG showed an intraday change of -7.82% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by +766.12%. In comparison, Abb Ltd (ABB) has moved higher at +0.16% on the day and was up +77.53% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Eaton Corp (ETN) has fallen -0.52% on the day. The stock, however, is off 81.37% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a decline of -782% for Emerson Electric Company (EMR) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall apprecation of 766.12% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 0 for Plug Power Inc., compared to 227.81 for Abb Ltd, and 40.28 for Eaton Corp. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.15%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial improved by 0.05%.
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Data on historical trading for Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 33.46 Million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 42.8 Million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 589.68 Million shares outstanding.
Nearly 11.81% of Plug Power Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 56.52% of the company’s shares, according to Thomson Reuters’ data. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 43.66 Million shares as on March 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 1.31. According to the data, the short interest in Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) stood at 7.4% of shares outstanding as of March 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in February reached 36.87 Million. The stock has fallen by -5.75% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the risk of a further decline. This could cause investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the PLUG stock heading into the next quarter.