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The Chart for Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Is Flashing Mixed Signals

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Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) went down by -1.03% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $75.49. The company’s stock price has collected -11.58% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 01/05/22 that Plug Power Is an Industry Leader, Analysts Say. But the Stock Is Dropping.

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for PLUG is at 1.49. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 18 analysts out of 25 who provided ratings for Plug Power Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $49.39, which is $24.85 above the current price. PLUG currently public float of 517.58M and currently shorts hold a 9.97% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PLUG was 23.55M shares.

PLUG’s Market Performance

PLUG stocks went down by -11.58% for the week, with a monthly drop of -31.80% and a quarterly performance of -8.20%, while its annual performance rate touched -53.58%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.78% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.70% for Plug Power Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -14.98% for PLUG stocks with a simple moving average of -17.27% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PLUG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PLUG stocks, with KeyBanc Capital Markets repeating the rating for PLUG by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for PLUG in the upcoming period, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets is $40 based on the research report published on January 05th of the current year 2022.

Wolfe Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PLUG reach a price target of $46, previously predicting the price at $42. The rating they have provided for PLUG stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on November 10th, 2021.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Outperform” to PLUG, setting the target price at $48 in the report published on November 10th of the previous year.

PLUG Trading at -29.97% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PLUG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -66.94% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.70%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.78%, as shares sank -27.48% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -27.46% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PLUG fell by -11.58%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -26.80% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.88. In addition, Plug Power Inc. saw -11.58% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PLUG starting from Shrestha Sanjay K, who sale 5,700 shares at the price of $28.43 back on Jul 13. After this action, Shrestha Sanjay K now owns 269,300 shares of Plug Power Inc., valued at $162,065 using the latest closing price.

Marsh Andrew, the President & CEO of Plug Power Inc., sale 573,268 shares at $65.82 during a trade that took place back on Jan 19, which means that Marsh Andrew is holding 748,680 shares at $37,730,855 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PLUG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -57.73 for the present operating margin
  • -22.75 for the gross margin

The net margin for Plug Power Inc. stands at -194.53. The total capital return value is set at -13.10, while invested capital returns managed to touch -46.71. Equity return is now at value -19.50, with -15.90 for asset returns.

Based on Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), the company’s capital structure generated 38.31 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 27.70. Total debt to assets is 24.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 33.31. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 24.08.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 32.17, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.05. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.64 and the total asset turnover is 0.20. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 7.21.

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