FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCELGet Free Report) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 80,120,000 shares, an increase of 16.2% from the August 15th total of 68,950,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,870,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.4 days.

Institutional Trading of FuelCell Energy

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. West Michigan Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of FuelCell Energy in the first quarter valued at $28,000. NewEdge Advisors LLC purchased a new position in FuelCell Energy in the 1st quarter valued at about $62,000. Pinnacle Wealth Planning Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of FuelCell Energy during the fourth quarter valued at about $30,000. Fermata Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of FuelCell Energy during the second quarter worth about $25,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. acquired a new position in shares of FuelCell Energy in the first quarter worth about $34,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 47.90% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity Group cut their price target on shares of FuelCell Energy from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Wells Fargo & Company reduced their target price on FuelCell Energy from $1.50 to $1.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Craig Hallum lowered their price target on FuelCell Energy from $3.00 to $2.50 in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, B. Riley cut their price objective on FuelCell Energy from $4.00 to $2.50 in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.48.

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FuelCell Energy Stock Up 3.8 %

FuelCell Energy stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.22. 5,120,774 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,226,266. FuelCell Energy has a 52-week low of $1.13 and a 52-week high of $4.36. The firm has a market cap of $494.21 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.91 and a beta of 3.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 7.27 and a current ratio of 8.72. The company’s 50-day moving average is $1.79 and its two-hundred day moving average is $2.20.

FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCELGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Monday, September 11th. The energy company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.68 million. FuelCell Energy had a negative return on equity of 17.59% and a negative net margin of 85.40%. The company’s revenue was down 40.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.08) earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that FuelCell Energy will post -0.29 earnings per share for the current year.

About FuelCell Energy

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FuelCell Energy, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells stationary fuel cell energy platforms that decarbonize power and produce hydrogen. It offers SureSource 1500, a 1.4-megawatt (MW) platform; SureSource 3000, a 2.8 MW platform; SureSource 4000, a 3.7 MW platform; SureSource 250, a 250- kilowatt (kW) platform; SureSource 400, a 400-kW platform; and SureSource Hydrogen, a 2.3 MW platform that is designed to produce up to 1,200 kilograms of hydrogen per day for multi-megawatt utility, microgrid, and distributed hydrogen applications, as well as on-site heat and chilling applications.

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