FCEL stock: buy or sell?

FCEL stock price: $1.55 -6.06% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


After climbing for 4 days, Friday FuelCell Energy collapsed a hair-raising -6.06%, closing at $1.55. On Wednesday FCEL climbed an outstanding 11.39%.

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?

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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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean FCEL will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is FuelCell Energy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for FCEL stock for the last 30 days.

FCEL stock analysis

Daily outlook

After climbing for 4 sessions, Friday FuelCell Energy collapsed a hair-raising -6.06%, closing at $1.55.

After climbing for 4 days, Friday FuelCell Energy collapsed a hair-raising -6.06%, closing at $1.55. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on February, FCEL price slid a -6.06%. Since last December when FCEL stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $0.73 (89.02%). From a daily perspective, FCEL is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($1.18, on Monday) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($1.73, on March/26) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FCEL might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $1.73 or down under $1.18.

FCEL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of FuelCell Energy skyrocketed a dazzling 27.05% this week. Early March FCEL collapsed a frightening -62.61% in just one week.

Since late January when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, FCEL price slipped $-0.85 per share (-35.42%). Since late December 2019 when FCEL stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $0.77 (98.72%).

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 -99.30%, 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 April at $4.44, and all-time highs 2000-10-03 with a price of 7830.

FCEL stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 slightly fine results for 2019-Q1 . FuelCell Energy inched 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

In 2018, FuelCell Energy annual revenues slipped a fateful -6.51% to $89.44 M USD from $95.67 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) appreciated a 3.42% to -52.92%.

FuelCell Energy presents anual results 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 USD. 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, plunged a dreadful -23.29%. Regarding profit margin, FuelCell Energy plummed -35.55% to -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% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-17.55 M with a profit margin of -98.68%. Profit margin plunged 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 bloodcurdling drop down and plummed 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 invest in a stock, it's always worth to review 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, 5.23% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of FuelCell Energy stock, 10.37% 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 context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$327.0 M
Total shares211.0 M
Float shares199.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)10.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)5.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FCEL summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$1.51 - $1.65
Previous close$1.65
Session gain-6.06%
Average true range$0.25
50d mov avg$1.84
100d mov avg$1.44
200d mov avg$0.89
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb06a

FuelCell Energy performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared FuelCell Energy against in the following table:
FCELFuelCell Energy22.05%369.70%-48.33%

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.