Media stories about Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capstone Turbine earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0253825580961 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Capstone Secures 1 MW Order for Remanufactured C1000R to Large Oil & Gas Customer in Northern Iraq (finance.yahoo.com)
- Capstone Turbine (CPST) Coverage Initiated at Maxim Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Penny Stocks to Watch for August 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Contrasting China Yuchai International (CYD) & Capstone Turbine (CPST) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capstone Continues to Diversify its Business as it Drives New Growth in the Middle East Region with Major 3.4 MW Order in Kuwait (finance.yahoo.com)
Capstone Turbine traded up $0.02, reaching $1.50, during mid-day trading on Thursday, according to MarketBeat. 364,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 934,968. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The company has a market capitalization of $91.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.50 and a beta of -0.02. Capstone Turbine has a 1 year low of $0.58 and a 1 year high of $1.90.
A number of brokerages have commented on CPST. HC Wainwright set a $2.00 price target on shares of Capstone Turbine and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Capstone Turbine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Lake Street Capital began coverage on shares of Capstone Turbine in a research note on Friday, June 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $3.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capstone Turbine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Maxim Group began coverage on shares of Capstone Turbine in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $2.50 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Capstone Turbine presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $2.21.
In other news, Director Robert C. Flexon acquired 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $1.53 per share, with a total value of $45,900.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 41,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $64,068.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders have acquired a total of 44,655 shares of company stock worth $68,243 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.62% of the company’s stock.
Capstone Turbine Company Profile
Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications worldwide. It offers microturbine units, components, and various accessories for applications, including cogeneration comprising combined heat and power (CHP) and integrated CHP, as well as combined cooling, heat, and power; and renewable energy, natural resources, and critical power supply.
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