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Hydrogen fuel cell stocks

Ready to invest in the alternative energy industry? Consider these 7 stocks.

The best hydrogen fuel cell stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy hydrogen fuel cell stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these hydrogen fuel cell stocks.

  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. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  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 the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like PLUG or FCEL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the alternative energy industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock 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 fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a hydrogen fuel cell company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the alternative energy sector as a whole — 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.

Take a deeper dive into hydrogen fuel cell stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the alternative energy industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Plug Power (PLUG)

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, and fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, as well as related hydrogen and green hydrogen generation, storage, and dispensing infrastructure.

Plug Power stock opened the day at $29.99 after a previous close of $29.83. The latest price was $29.39 (25 minute delay). Plug Power is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,285 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $15,532,131,328
  • PEG ratio: -0.27

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2. FuelCell Energy (FCEL)

FuelCell Energy, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed baseload 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 carbon utilization, as well as micro-grid and multi-megawatt applications; and SureSource Recovery power plants for natural gas pipeline applications.

FuelCell Energy stock opened the day at $8.09 after a previous close of $8.04. The latest price was $8.05 (25 minute delay). FuelCell Energy is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$64.6 million and employs 316 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,157,491,712
  • PEG ratio: -0.12

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3. Ballard Power Systems (BLDP)

Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of proton exchange membrane fuel cell products primarily in Canada. The company offers heavy duty modules, marine systems, fuel cell stacks, backup power systems, and material handling products.

Ballard Power Systems stock opened the day at $16.93 after a previous close of $16.68. The latest price was $16.99 (25 minute delay). Ballard Power Systems is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$97.6 million and employs 785 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,793,723,904
  • PEG ratio: -3426.67

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4. Dow (DOW)

Dow Inc. provides various materials science solutions for consumer care, infrastructure, and packaging markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials and Coatings segments.

Dow stock opened the day at $62.23 after a previous close of $61.41. The latest price was $63.08 (25 minute delay). Dow is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$40.7 billion and employs 35,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $45,177,892,864
  • P/E ratio: 22.8485
  • PEG ratio: 0

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5. Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, gasification, metals, manufacturing, food and beverage, electronics, magnetic resonance imaging, energy production and refining, and metals.

Air Products and Chemicals stock opened the day at $289.07 after a previous close of $287.36. The latest price was $291.67 (25 minute delay). Air Products and Chemicals is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.3 billion and employs 19,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $63,840,235,520
  • P/E ratio: 33.9925
  • PEG ratio: 1.4847

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6. Linde (LIN)

Linde plc operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It offers oxygen, nitrogen, argon, rare gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, electronic and specialty gases, acetylene, and carbon monoxide. The company also designs and constructs turnkey process plants, such as olefin, natural gas, air separation, hydrogen and synthesis gas, and other plants.

Linde stock opened the day at $290.90 after a previous close of $286.99. The latest price was $292.71 (25 minute delay). Linde is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.7 billion and employs 71,699 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $153,523,257,344
  • P/E ratio: 53.735
  • PEG ratio: 2.5016

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7. Bloom Energy Corporation (BE)

Bloom Energy Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells solid-oxide fuel cell systems for on-site power generation in the United States, Japan, China, India, and the Republic of Korea. The company offers Bloom Energy Server, a power generation platform that converts standard low-pressure natural gas, biogas, or hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical process without combustion. It serves hospitals, healthcare companies, retailers, and data centers.

Bloom Energy Corporation stock opened the day at $23.45 after a previous close of $23.21. The latest price was $23.11 (25 minute delay). Bloom Energy Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$831.6 million and employs 1,316 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,759,825,920
  • PEG ratio: 33.7814

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in hydrogen fuel cell stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — hydrogen fuel cell stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the alternative energy industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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