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How to buy Westport Fuel Systems stock | $4.32

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Westport Fuel Systems Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Westport Fuel Systems shares (WPRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Westport Fuel Systems employs 1,294 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$242.9 million.

How to buy shares in Westport Fuel Systems

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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 Westport Fuel Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WPRT. 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 Westport Fuel Systems 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$4.32, 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 Westport Fuel Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Westport Fuel Systems. 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.

Westport Fuel Systems share price

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Westport Fuel Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$4.32
52-week rangeUSD$0.7 - USD$4.4
50-day moving average USD$2.5946
200-day moving average USD$1.8327
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.3
PE ratio 763.7402
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.135

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Is it a good time to buy Westport Fuel Systems stock?

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Westport Fuel Systems price performance over time

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Is Westport Fuel Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Westport Fuel Systems's P/E ratio

Westport Fuel Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 764x. In other words, Westport Fuel Systems shares trade at around 764x 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.

Westport Fuel Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$242.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$68.3 million
Return on assets TTM -5.89%
Return on equity TTM -12.88%
Profit margin -4.46%
Book value $0.59
Market capitalisation USD$551.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Westport Fuel Systems shares

There are currently 5.7 million Westport Fuel Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Westport Fuel Systems's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 5.8 million last month.

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

Westport Fuel Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Westport Fuel Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Westport Fuel Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Westport Fuel Systems shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Westport Fuel Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.34. In other words for every 100,000 Westport Fuel Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3340 shares are currently held short.

However Westport Fuel Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Westport Fuel Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Westport Fuel Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Westport Fuel Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Westport Fuel Systems shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0415% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Westport Fuel Systems shares, roughly 42 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 Westport Fuel Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Westport Fuel Systems stock.

Westport Fuel Systems share dividends

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

Have Westport Fuel Systems's shares ever split?

Westport Fuel Systems's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 24 July 2008. So if you had owned 3 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 Westport Fuel Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westport Fuel Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Westport Fuel Systems's share price.

Westport Fuel Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Westport Fuel Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.7 up to $4.4. 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 Westport Fuel Systems's is 3.0637. This would suggest that Westport Fuel Systems's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Westport Fuel Systems overview

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. engineers, manufactures, and supplies alternative fuel systems and components for use in transportation applications worldwide. It operates through Transportation and Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) Joint Venture segments. The company offers alternative fuel systems and components, which include a range of alternative fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen; and independent aftermarket, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and delayed OEMs, electronics, current and advanced research and development programs, supply chain, and product planning activities. It also provides Westport High Pressure Direct Injection 2.0, a fully integrated system that powers compression ignition engines by natural gas, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the company develops, sells, and markets spark-ignited natural gas or propane engines; and CWI engines for transit, school and shuttle buses, conventional trucks and tractors, refuse collection trucks, and specialty vehicles, such as short-haul port drayage trucks and street sweepers. Its products and services are used for passenger cars; light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks; and horsepower, cryogenics, and hydrogen applications. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. markets its products primarily under the Cummins Westport, BRC, Westport, OMVL, Prins, GFi Control systems, Emer, Zavoli, TA Gas Technology, Valtek, and AFS brands. The company was formerly known as Westport Innovations Inc. and changed its name to Westport Fuel Systems Inc. in June 2016. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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