Positives for Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) as stock gains in recent trading

Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) is 40.00% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.70 and a high of $3.06 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 AT stock was last observed hovering at around $2.97 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.03% off its average median price target of $3.03 for the next 12 months. It is also 4.23% off the consensus price target high of $3.07 offered by 3 analysts, but current levels are 2.97% higher than the price target low of $3.03 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $2.94, the stock is -1.24% and 17.66% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.73 million and changing -1.01% at the moment leaves the stock 37.46% off its SMA200. AT registered 16.67% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 35.48%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.7448 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $2.2099.

The stock witnessed a -2.00% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 44.83%, and is -1.67% 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 1.55% over the week and 1.13% over the month.

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) has around 266 employees, a market worth around $260.54M and $266.40M in sales. Fwd P/E is 18.97. Profit margin for the company is -9.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 72.94% and -3.92% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-7.60%).

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) is a “Underweight”. 3 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 1 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 2 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Atlantic Power Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/06/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.04.The EPS is expected to shrink by -250.20% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 0.20% year-over-year.

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) Top Institutional Holders

155 institutions hold shares in Atlantic Power Corporation (AT), with 3.66M shares held by insiders accounting for 4.11% while institutional investors hold 59.81% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 89.50M, and float is at 85.56M with Short Float at 1.20%. Institutions hold 57.35% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Neuberger Berman Group, LLC with over 7.09 million shares valued at $14.89 million. The investor’s holdings represent 7.95% of the AT Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is JP Morgan Chase & Company with 6.25 million shares valued at $12.24 million to account for 7.00% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 4.83 million shares representing 5.41% and valued at over $10.13 million, while Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd holds 4.09% of the shares totaling 3.64 million with a market value of $7.14 million.

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Howell Kevin, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Howell Kevin bought 800 shares of the company’s common stock on Jun 24 at a price of $1.86 per share for a total of $1488.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 0.19 million shares.

Atlantic Power Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 24 that Ronan Terrence (Chief Financial Officer) bought a total of 2,600 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 24 and was made at $1.85 per share for $4810.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.55 million shares of the AT stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jun 19, Ronan Terrence (Chief Financial Officer) acquired 2,000 shares at an average price of $1.88 for $3760.0. The insider now directly holds 548,152 shares of Atlantic Power Corporation (AT).

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Atlantic Power Corporation (AT): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) that is trading -14.68% down over the past 12 months. IDACORP Inc. (IDA) is -22.24% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 22.05% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 0.8 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 0.44.

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