How to buy Plug Power stock - 06 March

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How to buy Plug Power stock

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Plug Power Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Plug Power shares (PLUG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Plug Power employs 629 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$307.5 million.

How to buy shares in Plug Power

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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 Plug Power. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PLUG. 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 Plug Power 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 Plug Power, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Plug Power. 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.

Plug Power share price

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Plug Power shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$2.53 - USD$75.49
50-day moving average USD$60.8015
200-day moving average USD$30.7142
Wall St. target priceUSD$64.57
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.384

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Plug Power financials

Revenue TTM USD$307.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$28 million
Return on assets TTM -5.31%
Return on equity TTM -32.97%
Profit margin -33.75%
Book value $1.582
Market capitalisation USD$27.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Plug Power shares

There are currently 36.9 million Plug Power shares held short by investors – that's known as Plug Power's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 41.3 million last month.

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

Plug Power's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Plug Power's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plug Power shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plug Power shares traded daily (recently around 47.9 million). Plug Power's SIR currently stands at 0.77. In other words for every 100,000 Plug Power shares traded daily on the market, roughly 770 shares are currently held short.

However Plug Power's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plug Power shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plug Power shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Plug Power's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plug Power shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0694% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plug Power shares, roughly 69 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 Plug Power.

Find out more about how you can short Plug Power stock.

Plug Power share dividends

We're not expecting Plug Power to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Plug Power's shares ever split?

Plug Power's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 20 May 2011. So if you had owned 10 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 Plug Power shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plug Power shares which in turn could have impacted Plug Power's share price.

Plug Power share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Plug Power's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.53 up to $75.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLUG.US volatility(beta: 1.61)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 Plug Power's is 1.6067. This would suggest that Plug Power's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Plug Power overview

Plug Power Inc. provides hydrogen fuel cell turnkey solutions for the electric mobility and stationary power markets in North America and Europe. It focuses on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, and related hydrogen storage and dispensing infrastructure. The company offers GenDrive, a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling electric vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery, generation, storage, and dispensing system; GenCare, an ongoing maintenance and service program for GenDrive and GenSure fuel cells, GenFuel products, and ProGen engines; and GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors. It also provides GenKey, a turn-key solution for transitioning to fuel cell power; and ProGen, a fuel cell stack and engine technology used in mobility and stationary fuel cell systems, and as engines in electric delivery vans. The company offers its products to retail-distribution and manufacturing businesses through direct product sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and dealer networks. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

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