Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT): Here's What to Focus on

Lloyd Doyle
October 21, 2017

Now trading with a market value of 366.88M, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. The institutional investors in our partner's database now hold: 11.56 million shares, down from 11.93 million shares in 2017Q1. On a Monthly basis the stock is -2.77%.

11/11/2015 - Westport Innovations Inc had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. Westport Fuel Systems has a 1-year low of $0.82 and a 1-year high of $4.09.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 4 analysts Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT)'s price will reach at $3.25 during 52 weeks. The stock traded on unusually slightly up volume of 2.07 Million comparing to the average volume of 4460.33 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. Relative volume is a great indicator to keep a close eye on, but like most indicators it works best in conjunction with other indicators and on different time frames.

According to Zacks, "Westport Fuel Systems frequently engages in investments and acquisitions related to technologies and businesses, which helps the company to commercialize its products and increase its global presence". The stock's quarterly performance indicates a positive momentum of 119.39 percent, whereas its last one month trend is optimistic with 26.13 percent. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at -6.94%. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of 0 percent and possesses 0 percent gross margin.

Liquidity ratios help investors to determine a company's ability to pay off its debts. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. The stock is now has its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0 Percent. It is trading at $3.55 significantly higher than the 50 day moving average which is $3.16 and impressively higher than the 200 day moving average of $2.09. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.26, while the High earnings estimate is $0.3.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $0.31. However, 30.31% over the last one month, 130.86% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 230.97%. Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) has declined 16.22% since October 19, 2016 and is downtrending. The days to cover decreased to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of September 29.

Annual Sales Growth in the past 5 years was 0 percent. (WPRT)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 0 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 0 percent.

While under theory that management are shareholders, many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, because they will act in its own self interest, as well create shareholder value in the long-term.

Shares of Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 1.8, number of Recs in ABR is 5 while industry rank of the company by ABR is ut of 265. The stock hit its twelve month high on 10/10/17, and twelve month low on 03/13/17.

Traders may be narrowing in on the ATR or Average True Range indicator when reviewing technicals.

The company last reported its quarterly results on Nov 13 AMC.

Several other research analysts have also recently commented on WPRT. At the time of writing, Westport Fuel Systems Inc (WPRT) has a 14-day ATR of 0.25.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Westport Fuel Systems Inc.is 22.2%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 72.1%.

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