Plug Power stock: buy or sell

PLUG stock price: $60.14 -9.62% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 18th, 2021

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Plug Power stock brief

  • Plug Power closed last Friday at $60.14 after collapsing a -9.62% and broke a streak of 7 sessions in positive.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since March 2020, when it bottomed at $2.53. Up to date, shares made a 2,277.08% gain since the beginning of this rally
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. published a neutral rating for Plug Power last Thursday, with a forecast of $60.00
  • Plug Power Inc. provides hydrogen fuel cell turnkey solutions for the electric mobility and stationary power markets in North America and Europe.

Should I buy Plug Power stock?

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Is $PLUG stock a buy?

Currently, Plug Power stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $PLUG in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Plug Power stock?

When you own a stock with some profit, it's really difficult to decide the best moment to sell and get your profits. Trading strategies help us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our personal emotions or the buzz surrounding the market. Our trading system selects very simple setups to guide us on when is the best moment to sell our shares. Be aware that these setups should not be used for shorting Plug Power stock

As a golden rule, you must never mantain an investment that shows a greater losses than those expected by the time of the buy. The timing to sell shares always has to be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Plug Power stock?

Currently, Plug Power stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Plug Power shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Plug Power ratings

In the last 30 days, 8 ratings were published for Plug Power. General sentiment is bullish, with 7 out of 8 publishing positive forecasts

Plug Power analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 21st, 2020
Morgan Stanley Buy
Jan 7th, 2021
B. Riley Strong buy
Canaccord Genuity Strong buy
Cowen Buy
Jan 12th, 2021
Truist Strong buy
Jan 13th, 2021
B. Riley Strong buy
Craig Hallum Strong buy
Jan 14th, 2021
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral

Plug Power stock analysis

Since in March 2020, Plug Power has been printing an uptrend that by now marked an amazing 2,277.08%. During this uptrend, the price offered some buy points on the breakouts. Latest low was last October, when price bounced at $13.69. Currently, it swings in a consolidation between its last top ($73.90) and its last bottom ($13.69)

SMAs overview

PLUG stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $60.50 (0.60% above)
  • R2: $73.90 (22.88% above)
  • R3: $75.00 (24.71% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $58.50 (-2.73% below)
  • S2: $56.60 (-5.89% below)
  • S3: $54.50 (-9.38% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band last Thursday, the price sliced by 12.27%

    PLUG stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    Climbed over the 70 level last Friday, marking a reading of 71.43. Crossing up above the overvalued zone is not a bearish signal, as shares can climb during several weeks being above the level of 70

    PLUG stock RSI chart

    Plug Power stock price history

    Plug Power started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $157.50 on Oct 1999. Since then, PLUG stock declined by -61.82%. An investment of thousand dollars on the IPO would worth $381.84 nowadays.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    PLUG stock price history chart

    Price target for Plug Power stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price forecasts are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions publish their price predictions based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the publication of new fundamental information by the company, and many times. If you are a small investor you must not invest based on these price targets.

    Averaging all price targets exposed below, the predicted price for Plug Power stock is $58.25. Plug Power closed at $60.14 last Friday, so the target price is predicting a decrease by 3.14%.

    Plug Power stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 21st, 2020
    Morgan Stanley $14.50$38.00
    Jan 7th, 2021
    B. Riley $24.00$52.00
    Canaccord Genuity $25.00$48.00
    Cowen $35.00$50.00
    Jan 12th, 2021
    Truist $60.00
    Jan 13th, 2021
    B. Riley $52.00$79.00
    Craig Hallum $60.00$79.00
    Jan 14th, 2021
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. $60.00

    Earnings and financials

    Plug Power Inc. ($PLUG) published quarterly earnings of $-0.04 per share last November, strongly enhancing the Market consensus estimate of $-0.07 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 42.86%. On the contrary, reported sales were $107.0 million, consistent with the market forecasts.

    Same quarter one year ago, reported EPS was $-0.09, so recently reported EPS is a gain of 55.56%. Looking at sales, figures skyrocketed a 89.78% compared to $563.8M same quarter a year ago.

    Plug Power ($PLUG) is hosting the Q4 earnings call next March. Estimated for this quarter is $-0.10, compared to $-0.04 that was reported for Q3.

    Plug Power performance

    PLUG performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Plug Power ($PLUG) 110.60% 244.10% 574.20%

    Important:
    The thoughts published in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this paper does not have an understanding of the specific situations of the reader, his or her own finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are provided for informational motives only

    Plug Power summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Open$63.15
    Close$60.14
    Day range$57.32 - $65
    Previous close$66.54
    Session gain-9.62%
    Average true range$8.04
    50d mov avg$31.09
    100d mov avg$22.57
    200d mov avg$14.59
    Earnings dateMarch 4th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Plug Power stock symbol?

    Plug Power Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the PLUG symbol

    Is Plug Power stock a buy or sell?

    Plug Power received 8 ratings in the last 30 days: 7 bullish, 0 bearish and 1 neutral.

    Will PLUG go up?

    Plug Power had different price forecasts issued by market analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $58.25. That is a 3.14% than the last price ($60.14).