Stock In Spotlight: Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP)


Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) closed its last session at $5.25. The stock traded within a range of $5.15 and $5.50. The company operates in the Industrials sector with a market capitalization of 916700. Trading volume for Ballard Power Systems Inc. was 3.47 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) has an average volume of 2.31 Million.

Company Profile

Ballard Power Systems focuses on developing and bringing to market PEM fuel cell systems for transportation, stationary, and portable applications. Ballard now offers key subsystems and components that are based on technology developed in support of Ballard fuel cell products.  Their focus is on further enhancing product performance, reducing costs, designing market-viable products, developing additional volume-manufacturing capabilities, and continuing to build customer and supplier relationships.

Analyst Views

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) touched its 1-Year High price of $5.50 on 10/11/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $1.61 on 12/19/16.

EPS & Financials

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.01/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.02/Share by a difference of $0.01. This showed a surprise of 50% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 5 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.01/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $-0.01/share and a low EPS of $-0.02/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $28.33 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 29.3 Million and 26.9 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.53 Million. According to today’s trading volume Ballard Power Systems Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 16.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at -5.2%, Return on Equity currently is -7.7% and the Return on Investment value is -14.8%.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) gross margin percentage stands at 34.4% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -6.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -9.4 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 9.63% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 42.17 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 89.95 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 218.18 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -6.7%. The return on invested capital is at -14.8%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 316.1.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 89.95%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 218.18% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.