Analysts Issue Research Notes On FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL)

FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.33 to close at $7.25, an upside of 4.77 percent. An average of 19,732,939 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.18 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 22,764,840 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 24,885,398.

FCEL stock has increased by 12.58% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $5.86 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/10/21, shares of the company touched a low of $1.98 and a high of $29.44 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -75.37% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

188 days have passed since FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) last reported insider trading activity. Groobey John Christopher, who is Director, most recently acquired $16,000 shares at $12.56 per share on Apr 09. In this transaction, the insider spent $200,960. EVP, Gen. Counsel, CAO, Secy, Arasimowicz Jennifer D, disposed of 8,000 shares at a price of $13.46 on Apr 06. The insider now owns more than $107,640 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP, CFO & Treasurer Bishop Michael S. went on to Sale 7,000 shares at $14.56 each on Apr 05. An amount of $101,920 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.30 for the broader industry and 28.57 for the sector. The stock’s beta is 4.72. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 36.44, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.66.

The quick ratio of FuelCell Energy Inc. for the three months ended July 30 was 12.00, and the current ratio was 13.40, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.11 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.12 for the quarter ending July 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is -21.10% against a 5-year average of -8.0%. FuelCell Energy Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending July 30 is -28.46%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -98.40%. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$7.72 million compared to revenue of $70.87 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, FuelCell Energy Inc.’s return on assets was -15.90%, compared to -20.4% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -9.90%, and the 5-year average is -33.3%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -26.40% and the 5-year average holds at -73.5%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.02 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $26.82 million in the quarter, while revenues of $13.95 million were grew 30.16%. The analyst consensus anticipated FuelCell Energy Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.05 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.04, a 20.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$6.08 million. Shareholders own equity worth $366.61 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 65.45%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 60.86%.

As of today, FCEL’s price is $6.73 +19.44% or $1.18 from its 5-day moving average. FCEL is currently trading +18.08% higher than its 20-day SMA and -18.63% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +16.94% above the SMA50 and -37.20% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 55.00% and 42.33%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.46. With the 14-day stochastic at 69.50% and the average true range at 0.48, the RSI (14) stands at 60.07%. The stock has reached 0.50 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.30.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo launched coverage on FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) in its analyst report released on April 20, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a an Underweight rating.The consensus rating for FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) among analysts is Underweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 4 brokerage firms advise that investors sell FCEL, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is FCEL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $3.00 and $12.00, with a median target of $7.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) stock is $6.89.


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