SunPower Corporation [SPWR] stock Upgrade by BofA Securities analyst, price target now $23

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SunPower Corporation [NASDAQ: SPWR] loss -3.31% or -0.7 points to close at $20.46 with a heavy trading volume of 2842495 shares. The company report on April 11, 2022 that SunPower to Announce First-Quarter 2022 Results on May 5, 2022.

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Events to be webcast at: http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) will discuss its first-quarter 2022 financial results on a conference call, Thursday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The call-in number is (877) 371-5747 conference ID 5479606, passcode: SunPower, or the webcast can be accessed from SunPower’s website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.

It opened the trading session at $21.50, the shares rose to $21.85 and dropped to $20.445, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SPWR points out that the company has recorded -30.81% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -46.14% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.81M shares, SPWR reached to a volume of 2842495 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 $21.62 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for SunPower Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 04, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $14 to $17. The new note on the price target was released on February 15, 2022, representing the official price target for SunPower Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $35 to $20, while Truist kept a Hold rating on SPWR stock. On January 13, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for SPWR shares from 27 to 23.

The Average True Range (ATR) for SunPower Corporation is set at 1.25, with the Price to Sales ratio for SPWR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.13, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.71.

Trading performance analysis for SPWR stock

SunPower Corporation [SPWR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.35. With this latest performance, SPWR shares gained by 0.15% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -30.81% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -25.27% 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 SPWR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.50, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.70, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.71 for SunPower Corporation [SPWR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.42, while it was recorded at 20.79 for the last single week of trading, and 22.81 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 -1.72 and a Gross Margin at +16.62. SunPower Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.82.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.43, with Return on Assets sitting at -2.33.

SunPower Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

An analysis of insider ownership at SunPower Corporation [SPWR]

There are presently around $1,340 million, or 38.90% of SPWR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SPWR stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 12,279,728, which is approximately 39.296% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 8,357,118 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.84 million in SPWR stocks shares; and INVESCO LTD., currently with $106.41 million in SPWR stock with ownership of nearly -1.446% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in SunPower Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 156 institutional holders increased their position in SunPower Corporation [NASDAQ:SPWR] by around 13,414,871 shares. Additionally, 98 investors decreased positions by around 6,705,145 shares, while 48 investors held positions by with 43,229,926 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 63,349,942 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SPWR stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,567,993 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 3,941,685 shares during the same period.