FCEL stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
FuelCell Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation.
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None of our preferred buy setups matches with FuelCell Energy stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is FuelCell Energy stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for FCEL stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
FCEL stock analysis
Shares of FuelCell Energy closed today at $0.36 and fell a shocking -2.70%.
FuelCell Energy ended today at $0.36 and fell a shocking -2.70%. FCEL is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $0.65.
Shares of FuelCell Energy closed this week at $0.36 and plummed a frightening -10.00%. Early September FCEL climbed an amazing 15.00% in just one week.
In a weekly time frame, FuelCell Energy stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, FCEL might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . This week, FuelCell Energy stock crossed down the significant level of the 10-weeks moving average.
FCEL stock price history
FCEL stock went public on June 25th, 1992 with a price of $213.141. Since then, FCEL stock declined a -99.80%, with a yearly average of -3.70%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
FCEL stock historical price chart
FCEL stock reached 52-week highs on September at $13.68, and all-time highs 2000-10-03 with a price of 7830.
FCEL stock price target is $3.00Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we only found 1 price prediction for FuelCell Energy stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-1-11||B. Riley||Set Price Target||n/a||$3.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareFuelCell Energy presented slightly good results for 2019-Q1 on March. FuelCell Energy raised Earnings per Share (EPS) by 5.90%, beating analysts estimates of $-0.17. FuelCell Energy posted $-0.18.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, FuelCell Energy annual sales dropped a tragic -6.51% to $89.44 million USD from $95.67 marked in 2017. Improving that, its profit margin (compared to sales) appreciated to -52.92%, that is $-47.33 million. FuelCell Energy fiscal year ends in October, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, FuelCell Energy TTM sales up to January 2019 were $68.61 and income $-60.70 M dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem FuelCell Energy business evolution since October 2018: Annual revenues up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, collapsed a scary -23.29%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/sales) plunged at -52.92%.
|2013||$188 M||-||$-34.36 M-18.3%||-|
|2014||$180 M||-3.93%||$-38.13 M-21.1%||10.97%|
|2014||$180 M||0.00%||$-38.13 M-21.1%||-0.01%|
|2015||$163 M||-9.55%||$-29.36 M-18.0%||-22.99%|
|2015||$163 M||0.00%||$-29.36 M-18.0%||0.00%|
|2016||$108 M||-33.62%||$-50.96 M-47.1%||73.58%|
|2016||$108 M||0.00%||$-50.96 M-47.1%||-0.01%|
|2017||$96 M||-11.62%||$-53.90 M-56.3%||5.78%|
|2017||$96 M||0.00%||$-53.90 M-56.3%||0.01%|
|2018||$89 M||-6.51%||$-47.33 M-52.9%||-12.19%|
|TTM||$69 M||-23.29%||$-60.70 M-88.5%||28.24%|
Quarterly financial resultsFuelCell Energy posted $17.78 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -0.56% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-17.55 M with a profit margin of -98.68%. Profit margin collapsed a -19.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -78.82%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, FuelCell Energy sales marked a spooky loss and plunged a -53.95%.
|2017-Q2||$20 M||-||$-13.24 M-64.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$10 M||-49.27%||$-17.00 M-164.1%||28.40%|
|2017-Q4||$48 M||362.25%||$-9.98 M-20.8%||-41.30%|
|2018-Q1||$39 M||-19.37%||$-4.18 M-10.8%||-58.08%|
|2018-Q2||$21 M||-46.05%||$-13.17 M-63.2%||214.94%|
|2018-Q3||$12 M||-41.86%||$-15.88 M-131.1%||20.55%|
|2018-Q4||$18 M||47.68%||$-14.10 M-78.8%||-11.24%|
|2019-Q1||$18 M||-0.56%||$-17.55 M-98.7%||24.49%|
FuelCell Energy ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For FuelCell Energy, 1.11% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of FuelCell Energy stock, 16.18% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for FCEL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$45.3 M|
|Total shares||125.9 M|
|Float shares||125.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||16.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$0.36 - $0.37|
|Average true range||$0.07|
|50d mov avg||$0.36|
|100d mov avg||$0.69|
|200d mov avg||$3.05|
FuelCell Energy performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For FuelCell Energy, the comparison is made against .