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Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT)

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) went up by 10.92% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $5.18. The company’s stock price has collected 26.92% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/15/21 that Caesars Entertainment, GenMark, Eli Lilly: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Is It Worth Investing in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ :WPRT) Right Now?

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 6.84 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WPRT is at 2.97. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 7 who provided ratings for Westport Fuel Systems Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $6.06. WPRT currently public float of 151.56M and currently shorts hold a 2.38% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WPRT was 936.41K shares.

WPRT’s Market Performance

WPRT stocks went up by 26.92% for the week, with a monthly jump of 29.41% and a quarterly performance of 6.45%, while its annual performance rate touched -67.16%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.32% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.85% for Westport Fuel Systems Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 21.72% for WPRT stocks with a simple moving average of -27.38% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WPRT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WPRT stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for WPRT by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for WPRT in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $5 based on the research report published on September 09th of the previous year 2021.

Lake Street, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WPRT reach a price target of $5. The rating they have provided for WPRT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on May 10th, 2019.

WPRT Trading at 17.56% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WPRT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -74.52% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.85%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.32%, as shares surge +30.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.60% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WPRT rose by +26.92%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -60.71% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.1000. In addition, Westport Fuel Systems Inc. saw -44.30% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for WPRT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -10.31 for the present operating margin
  • +13.69 for the gross margin

The net margin for Westport Fuel Systems Inc. stands at +4.37. Equity return is now at value 10.30, with 5.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.31.

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