Fuel Tech stock: buy or sell?
May 22nd, 2020
Fuel Tech, Inc. provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement, and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide.
Should I buy Fuel Tech stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Fuel Tech stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Fuel Tech stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for FTEK stock for the last month.
Fuel Tech stock analysis
Fuel Tech appreciated a good 1.14% and closed at $0.89.
Fuel Tech closed on May/22 at $0.89 and appreciated a good 1.14%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on May/8, FTEK climbed $0.42 (89.36%). From a daily perspective, FTEK is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($0.45, on May/7) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($1.49, on May/8) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FTEK might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $1.49 or down under $0.45.
Fuel Tech ended this week at $0.89 and plunged a scary -5.32%. Early May FTEK boosted an exceptional 41.76% in just one week.
Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early May, FTEK climbed $0.36 (67.92%).
Fuel Tech stock price history
Fuel Tech stock went public on September 7th, 1993 with a price of $7.751. Since then, FTEK stock declined a -88.50%, with a yearly average of -3.40%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Fuel Tech stock historical price chart
FTEK stock reached 52-week highs at $1.80, and all-time highs 2007-06-21 with a price of 38.2.
Fuel Tech stock price targetPredicting 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. 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 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Fuel Tech stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, when Fuel Tech published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Fuel Tech annual revenues skyrocketed an astounding 25.17% to $56.54 million USD from $45.17 marked in 2017. Aligned with this, its income margin (compared to revenues) boosted to -0.05%, that is $-0.03 million.
|2013||$109 M||-||$5.10 M4.7%||-|
|2014||$79 M||-27.73%||$-17.73 M-22.4%||-447.55%|
|2015||$74 M||-6.77%||$-12.38 M-16.8%||-30.16%|
|2016||$55 M||-25.12%||$-17.39 M-31.5%||40.45%|
|2017||$45 M||-18.12%||$-10.45 M-23.1%||-39.91%|
|2018||$57 M||25.17%||$-0.03 M-0.0%||-99.73%|
Quarterly financial resultsFuel Tech reported $15.83 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.51% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $0.90 million with a profit margin of 5.66%. Profit margin stayed steady a -0.84% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.50%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Fuel Tech sales marked an amazing gain and rocketed a 18.24%.
|2017-Q1||$8 M||-||$-2.51 M-29.6%||-|
|2017-Q2||$10 M||14.72%||$-5.59 M-57.4%||122.71%|
|2017-Q3||$14 M||39.10%||$-0.42 M-3.1%||-92.54%|
|2017-Q4||$13 M||-1.20%||$-1.21 M-9.0%||189.21%|
|2018-Q1||$13 M||-4.44%||$-0.22 M-1.7%||-82.09%|
|2018-Q2||$12 M||-7.38%||$-1.75 M-14.8%||711.57%|
|2018-Q3||$16 M||35.65%||$1.05 M6.5%||-159.61%|
|2018-Q4||$16 M||-1.51%||$0.90 M5.7%||-14.26%|
Fuel Tech ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Fuel Tech shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 29.46% of all shares.
In case of Fuel Tech stock, 25.87% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for FTEK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$21.9 M|
|Total shares||24.6 M|
|Float shares||17.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||25.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||29.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
Fuel Tech summary
|Friday, May 22nd, 2020|
|Day range||$0.86 - $0.90|
|Average true range||$0.15|
|50d mov avg||$0.56|
|100d mov avg||$0.71|
|200d mov avg||$0.83|
Fuel Tech performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Fuel Tech against in the following table: