Fuel Tech stock: buy or sell?

FTEK stock price: $0.89 1.14% At close on May 22nd, 2020

Updated on:
May 22nd, 2020

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Shares of Fuel Tech appreciated a good 1.14% and closed at $0.89. On May/13 FTEK plummed a chilling -6.45%.

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.

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 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

Daily outlook

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.

FTEK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%).

FTEK stock chart (weekly)

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 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. 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.
FTEK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.1n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.15n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.01n/a
2017-Q42018-03-12n/a0.02n/a
2018-Q12018-05-09n/a-0.01n/a
2018-Q22018-08-13n/a-0.07n/a
2018-Q32018-11-12n/a0.04n/a
2018-Q42019-03-14n/a0.04n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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.

FTEK annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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$57 M25.17%$-0.03 M-0.0%-99.73%

Quarterly financial results

Fuel 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%.
FTEK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$8 M-$-2.51 M-29.6%-
2017-Q2$10 M14.72%$-5.59 M-57.4%122.71%
2017-Q3$14 M39.10%$-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 M35.65%$1.05 M6.5%-159.61%
2018-Q4$16 M-1.51%$0.90 M5.7%-14.26%

Fuel Tech ownership

When 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:

FTEK
Market cap$21.9 M
Total shares24.6 M
Float shares17.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)25.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)29.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Fuel Tech summary

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Open$0.89
Close$0.89
Day range$0.86 - $0.90
Previous close$0.88
Session gain1.14%
Average true range$0.15
50d mov avg$0.56
100d mov avg$0.71
200d mov avg$0.83
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Fuel Tech performance

Performance 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:
Stock3m6m12m
FTEKFuel Tech2.30%-9.18%-49.14%

Fuel Tech competitors

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