FCEL stock: buy or sell?

FCEL stock price: $0.36 -2.70% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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FuelCell Energy fell a shocking -2.70% and closed at $0.36. On Sep/13 FCEL rocketed an exceptional 10.00%. On Sep/18 FCEL plummed a chilling -5.56%.

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. Following a trading strategy 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, hence 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?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for FCEL stock in the last 30 days.

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
2019-1-11B. Rileyn/aBuy

FCEL stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

FCEL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $3.00

Nobody 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:
FCEL stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-1-11B. RileySet Price Targetn/a$3.00-
(in average)$0.00$3.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

FuelCell 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.
FCEL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a-0.33n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.31n/a
2017-Q42018-03-08-0.18-0.12n/a
2018-Q12018-03-08-0.2-0.16n/a
2018-Q22018-06-07-0.17-0.23n/a
2018-Q32018-09-06-0.19-0.2n/a
2018-Q42019-01-10-0.17-0.19n/a
2019-Q12019-03-07-0.17-0.18n/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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%.

FCEL annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 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%.
FCEL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 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:

FCEL
Market cap$45.3 M
Total shares125.9 M
Float shares125.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)16.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FCEL summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$0.37
Close$0.36
Day range$0.36 - $0.37
Previous close$0.37
Session gain-2.70%
Average true range$0.07
50d mov avg$0.36
100d mov avg$0.69
200d mov avg$3.05
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt06a

FuelCell Energy performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For FuelCell Energy, the comparison is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
FCELFuelCell Energy80.00%-90.32%-97.22%

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.