With the current price of $1.53, the stock of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) concluded the trading session seeing its price drop by -0.1 points or at a loss of -6.13% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $1.63. About 1.33 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of WPRT’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 1.368 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 117 million shares and a weekly performance of -6.71% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $0 for WPRT’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $1.46 and $1.6434, is prone to a loss of -100%. But still, there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $1.83 to the stock.
The latest data released on July 15, 2020 shows that the short float in the Westport Fuel Systems Inc.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in WPRT shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the WPRT is currently comprised of 1.55% of the float as the volume of shorted shares declined by -123860 shares. Over the past two weeks, stock’s short interests improved as number of shorted shares reduced to 1.813 million shares from the previous figure of 1.937 million shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at 1.706 million shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly 1.062407.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) is down -$0.11 over the week and it is $0.13 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $3.39 that was attained on 11/08/19.
The stock has traded as low as $0.7 in past 52-week, and its current price is 118.57% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/23/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 0. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 51.51 as 14-days RSI of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. This means that the WPRT is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 45.05%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in a neutral state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $1.6289 for the WPRT’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $1.7279 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $1.4455 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $1.3611.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of -0.0522 for the stock which means that it is currently in the red zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
Lake Street lifted its recommendation for WPRT stock from Hold to Buy in a review note dated May 10, and moved the price target up at $5. The stock gets its recommendation downgraded from Buy to Hold from the analysts at Lake Street in their February 05 note to investors.H.C. Wainwright analysts started covering the stock with recommendation of Buy rating on September 20, while suggesting a price target of $6 to it.
The average rating of 2 for WPRT is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 5 analysts in it who kept tracking the Westport Fuel Systems Inc., 1 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the WPRT. Out of remaining 4 analysts, 4 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
A quick look at other side of the picture shows that WPRT stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 17. Stock’s current price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0 is at the rear of industry’s average P/S ratio of 271.2. A comparison of Westport Fuel Systems Inc.’s trailing 12-months P/E ratio of 3 implies that it is trading above the industry’s average P/E ratio, which currently is 2.