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How to buy Clean Energy Fuels stock | $5.5

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Clean Energy Fuels shares (CLNE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Clean Energy Fuels employs 412 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$336.4 million.

How to buy shares in Clean Energy Fuels

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Clean Energy Fuels. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CLNE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Clean Energy Fuels reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.5, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Clean Energy Fuels, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Clean Energy Fuels. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Clean Energy Fuels share price

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Clean Energy Fuels shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$5.5
52-week rangeUSD$1.05 - USD$10.75
50-day moving average USD$4.473
200-day moving average USD$2.996
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.5
PE ratio 50
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.167

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Is it a good time to buy Clean Energy Fuels stock?

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Clean Energy Fuels price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.5 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -50.45%
1 month (2020-12-17) 15.30%
3 months (2020-10-15) 102.21%
6 months (2020-07-15) 119.12%
1 year (2020-01-15) 109.92%
2 years (2019-01-15) 182.05%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 109.13%

Is Clean Energy Fuels under- or over-valued?

Valuing Clean Energy Fuels stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Clean Energy Fuels's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Clean Energy Fuels's P/E ratio

Clean Energy Fuels's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Clean Energy Fuels shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Clean Energy Fuels's PEG ratio

Clean Energy Fuels's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.42. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Clean Energy Fuels's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Clean Energy Fuels's EBITDA

Clean Energy Fuels's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$69.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Clean Energy Fuels's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Clean Energy Fuels financials

Revenue TTM USD$336.4 million
Operating margin TTM 7.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$132 million
Return on assets TTM 2.28%
Return on equity TTM 5.96%
Profit margin 10.04%
Book value $2.59
Market capitalisation USD$1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Clean Energy Fuels shares

There are currently 2.7 million Clean Energy Fuels shares held short by investors – that's known as Clean Energy Fuels's "short interest". This figure is 6.2% up from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Clean Energy Fuels shares can be evaluated.

Clean Energy Fuels's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Clean Energy Fuels's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Clean Energy Fuels shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Clean Energy Fuels shares traded daily (recently around 3.4 million). Clean Energy Fuels's SIR currently stands at 0.79. In other words for every 100,000 Clean Energy Fuels shares traded daily on the market, roughly 790 shares are currently held short.

However Clean Energy Fuels's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Clean Energy Fuels shares, or, against the total number of tradable Clean Energy Fuels shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Clean Energy Fuels's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Clean Energy Fuels shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0249% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Clean Energy Fuels shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Clean Energy Fuels.

Find out more about how you can short Clean Energy Fuels stock.

Clean Energy Fuels share dividends

We're not expecting Clean Energy Fuels to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Clean Energy Fuels share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Clean Energy Fuels's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.05 up to $10.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CLNE.US volatility(beta: 1.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Clean Energy Fuels's is 1.916. This would suggest that Clean Energy Fuels's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Clean Energy Fuels overview

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets, primarily in the United States and Canada. The company supplies renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles; and offers operation and maintenance services for public and private vehicle fleet customer stations. It also designs, builds, operates, and maintains fueling stations; sells and services natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment that are used in CNG and LNG stations; and provides assessment, design, and modification solutions to offer operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets. In addition, the company transports and sells CNG and LNG through virtual natural gas pipelines and interconnects; procures and sells RNG; sells tradable credits, such as RNG and conventional natural gas as a vehicle fuel comprising Renewable Identification Numbers and Low Carbon Fuel Standards credits; enables its customers to acquire and finance natural gas vehicles; and obtains federal, state and local credits, grants, and incentives. It serves heavy-duty trucking, airports, refuse, public transit, industrial, and institutional energy users, as well as government fleets. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 1,000 fleet customers operating approximately 48,000 natural gas vehicles; and owned, operated, or supplied approximately 550 natural gas fueling stations in 41 states in the United States and four provinces in Canada. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

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