Drilling Down Into Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST)

Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on Industrial Electrical Equipment. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $1.47, down from yesterday’s close by -16.00%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST) currently trades with a market capitalization of $82.66 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 12.76 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$12.39 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.03 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 7.28% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Capstone Turbine Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $1.85. It is now trading 0.38% off that level. The stock is trading $1.06 its 50-day moving average by -0.41%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $0.58.

In recent action, Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST) has made a move of +40.00% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 8.06% with $52.05 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CPST.

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