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FuelCell Energy, Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. FuelCell Energy shares (FCEL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FuelCell Energy employs 301 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$64.9 million.

How to buy shares in FuelCell Energy

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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 FuelCell Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FCEL. 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 FuelCell Energy 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$2.32, 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 FuelCell Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FuelCell Energy. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted FuelCell Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, FuelCell Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$2.32, which is 7.94% down on its pre-crash value of USD$2.52 and 132.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of FuelCell Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$775.76 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,406.06.

FuelCell Energy share price

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FuelCell Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market closeUSD$2.32
52-week rangeUSD$0.227 - USD$3.36
50-day moving average USD$2.3956
200-day moving average USD$2.3567
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.5
PE ratio 3.05
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-4.528

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Is it a good time to buy FuelCell Energy stock?

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FuelCell Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.32 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -0.43%
1 month (2020-09-25) 1.31%
3 months (2020-07-24) -7.94%
6 months (2020-04-24) 11.00%
1 year (2019-10-25) 634.18%
2 years (2018-10-25) 167.40%
3 years (2017-10-25) 9.95%
5 years (2015-10-23) 179.05%

Is FuelCell Energy under- or over-valued?

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

FuelCell Energy's P/E ratio

FuelCell Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, FuelCell Energy shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

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

FuelCell Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$64.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-969,000
Return on assets TTM -6.23%
Return on equity TTM -69.86%
Profit margin -162.42%
Book value $0.408
Market capitalisation USD$683.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FuelCell Energy shares

There are currently 43.0 million FuelCell Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as FuelCell Energy's "short interest". This figure is 13.2% down from 49.5 million last month.

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

FuelCell Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FuelCell Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FuelCell Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FuelCell Energy shares traded daily (recently around 14.8 million). FuelCell Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.9. In other words for every 100,000 FuelCell Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2900 shares are currently held short.

However FuelCell Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FuelCell Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable FuelCell Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FuelCell Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FuelCell Energy shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.1797% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FuelCell Energy shares, roughly 180 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 FuelCell Energy.

Find out more about how you can short FuelCell Energy stock.

FuelCell Energy share dividends

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

Have FuelCell Energy's shares ever split?

FuelCell Energy's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 9 May 2019. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FuelCell Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for FuelCell Energy shares which in turn could have impacted FuelCell Energy's share price.

FuelCell Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FuelCell Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.227 up to $3.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCEL.US volatility(beta: 2.2)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 FuelCell Energy's is 2.2035. This would suggest that FuelCell Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

FuelCell Energy overview

FuelCell Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation. The company offers SureSource product line based on carbonate fuel cell technology in various configurations, including on-site power, utility grid support, distributed hydrogen, and micro-grid, as well as multi-megawatt applications; and SureSource Recovery power plants for natural gas pipeline applications. It also provides SureSource Capture system that separates carbon dioxide from the flue gases of natural gas, biomass, or coal-fired power plants, as well as industrial facilities; and SOFC/SOEC and Energy Storage, a solution for energy storage using solid oxide technology. The company's SureSource power plants generate electricity and usable heat. It serves various markets, such as utilities and independent power producers, industrial and process applications, education and health care, data centers and communication, wastewater treatment, government, and commercial and hospitality. The company primarily operates in the United States, South Korea, England, and Germany. FuelCell Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

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