May 27, 2018

Analyst Pulls The Plug On Plug Power Inc (PLUG)

20 May 2017, 12:43 | Austin Hogan

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Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) is at 38.57. Analyst's mean target price for PLUG is $3.00 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.20. This year-to-date, the company's shares have increased $0.84, or +70.00%. Different analysts and financial institutions use various valuation methods and consider different economic forces when deciding on a price target.

Plug Power has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $3.33. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 26.30%. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. They now have a Dollars 6 price target on the stock.

Investors in Plug Power initially applauded Plug Power's deal with Amazon, bidding Plug Power stock up 73% on the day it was announced. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 10.67% for the quarter, 5.76% over the past month, and -0.32% over the past week.

The company has mean EPS estimate of -0.04 reported by 6 number of analyst for the quarter ending Aug 2, 2017- Aug 7, 2017.

Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at 12.60%; with earnings growth of -24.50% yoy. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Plug Power will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current year. Revenue during the period amounted to $32.58M, while analysts were anticipating $34.43M. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Plug Power by 7.2% in the fourth quarter. Remove that revenue from the equation, and next year it's conceivable that Plug Power's revenue could look like this: $140 million from Amazon, $31 million from everyone else - and presto change-o, suddenly, accounts for 82% of Plug Power's business.

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The company reported an impressive total revenue of 85.93 Million in the last fiscal year. Simple moving average analysis helps investors to quickly identify if a security is in an uptrend or downtrend. The stock stands 0.76% above the average-price of 50 days and 0.24% compared with the SMA 20.

A 52-week high/low is the highest and lowest price that a stock has traded at during the previous year.

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) has a 52-week high of $2.70 and a 52-week low of $0.83. "Material points in the 10-Q, shareholder letter, and company call are that anchor customer Wal-Mart (WMT) will dramatically reduce purchases in 2017, and the $70m Amazon (AMZN) revenue expected in 2017 is not additive to guidance", the report concluded. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold".

Roth Capital has lowered the rating for shares of Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) to a solid Sell in a note sent to clients and investors on Wednesday morning. (PLUG) has an Average Brokerage Recommendation (ABR) of 1.67, according to data compiled by Zacks Investment Research.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Plug Power Inc., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 2 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

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