FCEL stock: buy or sell?

FCEL stock price: $1.82 3.41% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020


After sliding a chilling -26.14% on January 23rd, FuelCell Energy closed yesterday at $1.82 and boosted a great 3.41%. On Tuesday FCEL rocketed an outstanding 16.67%.

FuelCell Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation.

Should I buy FCEL stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with FuelCell Energy stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is FuelCell Energy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 4 ratings published for FCEL stock in the last month.

Is FCEL a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-6-6OppenheimerOutperformMarket Perform
2019-6-6CowenOutperformMarket Perform
2019-6-6CIBCOutperformMarket Perform
2019-3-7Craig HallumBuyHold

FCEL stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a chilling -26.14% on January 23rd, FuelCell Energy closed yesterday at $1.82 and boosted a great 3.41%.

After sliding a chilling -26.14% on Jan/23, FuelCell Energy closed yesterday at $1.82 and boosted a great 3.41%. In the last 30 days when FCEL stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $1.00 (121.95%). Since last November when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, FCEL price gained $1.05 per share (136.36%).

FCEL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an extraordinary 7.50% in a week last week, FuelCell Energy closed this week at $1.82 and plummed a hair-raising -24.17%. After 4 weeks soaring, this week declined a -26.13%.

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 . Since this week when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, FCEL price slipped $-0.58 per share (-24.17%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late December 2019, FCEL climbed $1.04 (133.33%).

FCEL stock chart (weekly)

FCEL stock price history

FCEL stock went public on June 25th, 1992 with a price of $213.141. Since then, FCEL stock lost a -99.10%, 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 February at $11.28, and all-time highs 2000-10-03 with a price of 7830.

FCEL stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price target for FuelCell Energy stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

FuelCell Energy presented tiny results for 2019-Q1 on March. FuelCell Energy appreciated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 5.90%, beating experts consensus of $-0.17. FuelCell Energy posted $-0.18.
FCEL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a fateful drop down of -6.51% to $89.44 million dollars. Instead, its earnings margin (compared to sales) appreciated to -52.92%, that is $-47.33 million.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of FuelCell Energy, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual FuelCell Energy TTM sales up to January 2019 were $68.61 and earnings were $-60.70 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review FuelCell Energy business evolution since October 2018: Annual turnover up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a scary -23.29%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/sales) collapsed at -52.92%.

FCEL annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$188 M-$-34.36 M-18.3%-
2014$180 M-3.93%$-38.13 M-21.1%10.97%
2014$180 M0.00%$-38.13 M-21.1%-0.01%
2015$163 M-9.55%$-29.36 M-18.0%-22.99%
2015$163 M0.00%$-29.36 M-18.0%0.00%
2016$108 M-33.62%$-50.96 M-47.1%73.58%
2016$108 M0.00%$-50.96 M-47.1%-0.01%
2017$96 M-11.62%$-53.90 M-56.3%5.78%
2017$96 M0.00%$-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 results

FuelCell 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 plummed a -19.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -78.82%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, FuelCell Energy sales marked a hair-raising slide and collapsed a -53.95%.
FCEL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$20 M-$-13.24 M-64.8%-
2017-Q3$10 M-49.27%$-17.00 M-164.1%28.40%
2017-Q4$48 M362.25%$-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$18 M47.68%$-14.10 M-78.8%-11.24%
2019-Q1$18 M-0.56%$-17.55 M-98.7%24.49%

FuelCell Energy ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

FuelCell Energy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.06% of all shares.

In case of FuelCell Energy stock, 4.71% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to FuelCell Energy:

Market cap$352.4 M
Total shares193.6 M
Float shares125.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)4.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FCEL summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Day range$1.79 - $1.93
Previous close$1.76
Session gain3.41%
Average true range$0.32
50d mov avg$1.25
100d mov avg$0.79
200d mov avg$0.93
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

FuelCell Energy performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare FuelCell Energy performance to :
FCELFuelCell Energy468.75%378.95%-71.91%

FuelCell Energy competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as FuelCell Energy competitor. This doesn't mean FuelCell Energy does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.