A peek at Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT): Who has invested in It?

97 institutions hold shares in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT), with 20.15M shares held by insiders accounting for 14.69% while institutional investors hold 21.65% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 137.04M, and float is at 116.20M with Short Float at 1.95%. Institutions hold 18.47% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Pembroke Management, LTD with over 5.64 million shares valued at $30.05 million. The investor’s holdings represent 4.20% of the WPRT Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Royce & Associates LP with 5.38 million shares valued at $28.7 million to account for 4.02% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Neuberger Berman Group, LLC which holds 4.0 million shares representing 2.98% and valued at over $21.32 million, while AWM Investment Company, Inc. holds 2.30% of the shares totaling 3.08 million with a market value of $16.43 million.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) is 90.24% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $0.70 and a high of $12.95 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The WPRT stock was last observed hovering at around $10.25 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.11% off its average median price target of $10.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 57.75% off the consensus price target high of $24.00 offered by 5 analysts, but current levels are -125.33% lower than the price target low of $4.50 for the same period.

Currently trading at $10.14, the stock is 6.21% and 42.67% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.22 million and changing -1.07% at the moment leaves the stock 222.30% off its SMA200. WPRT registered 313.88% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 433.68%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $8.27 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.01.

The stock witnessed a 18.32% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 225.00%, and is -15.00% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 8.98% over the week and 8.88% over the month.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) has around 1294 employees, a market worth around $1.39B and $242.92M in sales. Fwd P/E is 92.18. Distance from 52-week low is 1348.57% and -21.70% from its 52-week high.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) is a “Buy”. 5 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 4 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/13/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0 with sales reaching $69.27M over the same period., but quarterly earnings will post -22.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -6.80% in year-over-year returns.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times.

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Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) that is trading 31.37% up over the past 12 months. Magna International Inc. (MGA) is 68.28% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -8.41% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 2.45 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 0.56.

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