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What Makes Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) One Of The Best Momentum Picks?

Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) shares, rose in value on Thursday, 05/12/22, with the stock price up by 2.46% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $140.94.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $137.55, falling within a range of $128.67 and $147.513. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.18 whereas the PE ratio was 121.40 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $282.46, and the low was $112.32. On the whole, ENPH has fluctuated by -24.21% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Enphase Energy Inc. currently standing at about $20.78 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Apr 25, 2022 – Apr 29, 2022. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.62, which is expected to increase to $1.64 for fiscal year $2.29 and then to about $2.98 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 67.20% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 30.10%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $396.49 million, with a low estimate of $344 million and a high estimate of $410 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 49.70%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $1.37 billion, representing an increase of 76.80% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that ENPH’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% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.

31 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 8 analyst(s), 22 recommend it as a Buy and 1 called the ENPH stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 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 5.85, with the price of ENPH currently trading nearly -16.67% and -21.34% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 36.82, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 11.76% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 8.81%. Furthermore, Enphase Energy Inc. (ENPH)’s beta value is 1.40, and its average true range (ATR) is 14.49. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $226.81 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $165.00 and a high of $307.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -17.07% off current price, whereas the price has to move -117.82% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $224.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -58.93% from the current levels.

A comparison of Enphase Energy Inc. (ENPH) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. ENPH showed an intraday change of 2.46% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 22.97%%. In comparison, Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) has moved lower at -0.90% on the day and was up 55.90% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) has risen 0.67% on the day. The stock, however, is off -2.78% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 0.48% for TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -6.79%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 121.40 for Enphase Energy Inc., compared to 16.29 for Suncor Energy Inc., and 25.68 for Eaton Corporation plc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it lost -0.13%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.33%.

Data on historical trading for Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 2.72 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 2.86 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 134.33 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 1.10% of Enphase Energy Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 72.70% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 4.41 million shares as on Dec 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 2.02. According to the data, the short interest in Enphase Energy Inc. (ENPH) stood at 3.27% of shares outstanding as of Dec 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Nov 14, 2021 reached 4.46 million. The stock has fallen by -22.96% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the ENPH stock heading into the next quarter.

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