How to buy Fuel Tech stock - 13 April

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How to buy Fuel Tech stock

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Fuel Tech, Inc is a pollution & treatment controls business based in the US. Fuel Tech shares (FTEK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fuel Tech employs 73 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$22.6 million.

How to buy shares in Fuel Tech

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Fuel Tech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FTEK. 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 Fuel Tech 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. 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 Fuel Tech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fuel Tech. 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.

Fuel Tech share price

Use our graph to track the performance of FTEK stocks over time.

Fuel Tech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$0.38 - USD$6.65
50-day moving average USD$3.4446
200-day moving average USD$3.1483
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.012

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Is it a good time to buy Fuel Tech stock?

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Is Fuel Tech under- or over-valued?

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

Fuel Tech's EBITDA

Fuel Tech's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fuel Tech's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fuel Tech financials

Revenue TTM USD$22.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$8 million
Return on assets TTM -13.63%
Return on equity TTM -17.64%
Profit margin -18.97%
Book value $0.885
Market capitalisation USD$86.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fuel Tech shares

There are currently 2.2 million Fuel Tech shares held short by investors – that's known as Fuel Tech's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fuel Tech shares can be evaluated.

Fuel Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fuel Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fuel Tech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fuel Tech shares traded daily (recently around 888474.3902439). Fuel Tech's SIR currently stands at 2.46. In other words for every 100,000 Fuel Tech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2460 shares are currently held short.

However Fuel Tech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fuel Tech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fuel Tech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fuel Tech's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fuel Tech shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0902% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fuel Tech shares, roughly 90 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 Fuel Tech.

Find out more about how you can short Fuel Tech stock.

Fuel Tech share dividends

We're not expecting Fuel Tech to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Fuel Tech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fuel Tech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.38 up to $6.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Fuel Tech's is 6.1065. This would suggest that Fuel Tech's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Fuel Tech overview

Fuel Tech, Inc. provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement, and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Air Pollution Control Technology and FUEL CHEM Technology. The Air Pollution Control Technology segment offers technologies to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in flue gas from boilers, incinerators, furnaces, and other stationary combustion sources, which includes low and ultra-low NOx burners; over-fire air systems; NOxOUT and HERT selective non-catalytic reduction systems; advanced selective catalytic reduction systems comprising ULNB, OFA, and SNCR components, as well as downsized SCR catalyst, Ammonia Injection Grid, and Graduated Straightening Grid systems; NOxOUT CASCADE and NOxOUT-SCR processes; ULTRA technology; and flue gas conditioning systems. The FUEL CHEM Technology segment provides programs to improve the efficiency, reliability, fuel flexibility, boiler heat rate, and environmental status of combustion units by controlling slagging, fouling, corrosion, opacity, and acid plume, as well as the formation of sulfur trioxide, ammonium bisulfate, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide through the addition of chemicals into the furnace using TIFI targeted in-furnace injection technology. This segment offers its FUEL CHEM program for plants operating in the electric utility, industrial, pulp and paper, waste-to-energy, and university, and district heating markets; and the owners of boilers, furnaces, and other combustion units. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois.

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