SunPower Corporation [NASDAQ: SPWR] gained 4.17% on the last trading session, reaching $32.87 price per share at the time. The company report on March 25, 2021 that Consumer Sales and Customer Experience Veteran Peter Faricy Named SunPower CEO as Tom Werner Steps Down After 18 Years.
Announcement Follows Successful Company Split and Transition to Focus on North American Sales, Distributed Solar + Storage Innovation.
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SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) today announced that it will name Peter Faricy as chief executive officer (CEO), following Tom Werner’s decision to retire from the company. Faricy will assume his new position effective April 19, 2021. To ensure a smooth transition, Werner will continue in his role of chairman of the board of directors, planned to be six months. At the end of this period, the intent of the board of directors is to recombine the positions of chairman of the board and CEO.
SunPower Corporation represents 170.27 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $5.38 billion with the latest information. SPWR stock price has been found in the range of $31.05 to $33.4053.
If compared to the average trading volume of 8.42M shares, SPWR reached a trading volume of 3517423 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about SunPower Corporation [SPWR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SPWR shares is $31.12 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SPWR stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Goldman have made an estimate for SunPower Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 23, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 22, 2021, representing the official price target for SunPower Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $27, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Underweight rating on SPWR stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for SunPower Corporation is set at 3.37, with the Price to Sales ratio for SPWR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.87, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.42.
Trading performance analysis for SPWR stock
SunPower Corporation [SPWR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.17. With this latest performance, SPWR shares dropped by -4.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 224.16% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 686.89% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SPWR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.96, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.21 for SunPower Corporation [SPWR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.20, while it was recorded at 32.34 for the last single week of trading, and 21.36 for the last 200 days.
SunPower Corporation [SPWR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and SunPower Corporation [SPWR] shares currently have an operating margin of -1.53 and a Gross Margin at +14.86. SunPower Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +53.28.
Return on Total Capital for SPWR is now -1.56, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 62.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 289.31, with Return on Assets sitting at 31.39. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, SunPower Corporation [SPWR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 171.17. Additionally, SPWR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 63.12, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.02. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 129.28, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.67.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, SunPower Corporation [SPWR] managed to generate an average of $272,434 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.59.SunPower Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.
SunPower Corporation [SPWR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, SunPower Corporation posted -0.09/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.19/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 52.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SPWR.
An analysis of insider ownership at SunPower Corporation [SPWR]
There are presently around $2,582 million, or 48.30% of SPWR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SPWR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 9,672,499, which is approximately -5.741% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, holding 6,707,457 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $220.47 million in SPWR stocks shares; and INVESCO LTD., currently with $206.38 million in SPWR stock with ownership of nearly 18.517% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in SunPower Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 147 institutional holders increased their position in SunPower Corporation [NASDAQ:SPWR] by around 22,665,425 shares. Additionally, 88 investors decreased positions by around 23,602,359 shares, while 35 investors held positions by with 32,291,240 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 78,559,024 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SPWR stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,185,362 shares, while 31 institutional investors sold positions of 6,348,956 shares during the same period.