H.C. Wainwright lifts Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: OPTT] gained 10.28% or 0.22 points to close at $2.36 with a heavy trading volume of 1527530 shares. The company report on May 12, 2021 that Ocean Power Technologies Receives $1 Million of Non-Dilutive Funding Through NJEDA Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program.

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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, announced that it has received $1 million of non-dilutive funding through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA) Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program.

Administered by the NJEDA and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Taxation, the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program enables companies to raise funding to finance their growth and operations. Under the program, New Jersey-based technology or biotechnology companies with fewer than 225 US employees may be eligible to sell net operating losses (NOLs) and research and development tax credits to unaffiliated corporations, up to a maximum lifetime benefit of $20 million per business.

It opened the trading session at $2.15, the shares rose to $2.36 and dropped to $2.13, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for OPTT points out that the company has recorded 8.76% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -490.0% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.76M shares, OPTT reached to a volume of 1527530 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 Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT]:

H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for Ocean Power Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 25, 2015. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Ascendiant Capital Markets raised their target price to Strong Buy. The new note on the price target was released on May 09, 2013, representing the official price target for Ocean Power Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $19 to $14, while UBS kept a Buy rating on OPTT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ocean Power Technologies Inc. is set at 0.20, with the Price to Sales ratio for OPTT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 99.40. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.58.

Trading performance analysis for OPTT stock

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.31. With this latest performance, OPTT shares dropped by -8.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.76% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 451.27% 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 OPTT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.10, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.53 for Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.63, while it was recorded at 2.22 for the last single week of trading, and 2.57 for the last 200 days.

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT] shares currently have an operating margin of -675.68 and a Gross Margin at -6.24. Ocean Power Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -615.46.

Return on Total Capital for OPTT is now -82.43, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -75.71. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -78.82, with Return on Assets sitting at -64.89. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 12.46. Additionally, OPTT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 11.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 9.65. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 10.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 9.14.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT] managed to generate an average of -$287,556 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.72 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.Ocean Power Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 24.50 and a Current Ratio set at 24.50.

An analysis of insider ownership at Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [OPTT]

There are presently around $9 million, or 7.50% of OPTT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of OPTT stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 1,047,652, which is approximately 9524009.091% of the company’s market cap and around 0.03% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 712,047 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.68 million in OPTT stocks shares; and BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/, currently with $1.3 million in OPTT stock with ownership of nearly 9203033.333% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Ocean Power Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 33 institutional holders increased their position in Ocean Power Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:OPTT] by around 2,172,790 shares. Additionally, 10 investors decreased positions by around 265,472 shares, while 5 investors held positions by with 1,361,034 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,799,296 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OPTT stock had 22 new institutional investments in for a total of 462,748 shares, while 6 institutional investors sold positions of 72,682 shares during the same period.

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