Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP] stock Resumed by Truist analyst, price target now $13

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Ballard Power Systems Inc. [NASDAQ: BLDP] closed the trading session at $6.59 on 05/24/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $6.53, while the highest price level was $7.10. The company report on May 24, 2022 that David Mucciacciaro appointed SVP & CCO of Ballard Power Systems.


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Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP) today announced the appointment of Mr. David Mucciacciaro as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective May 23rd, 2022. Mr. Mucciacciaro will succeed Mr. Rob Campbell, who is retiring after serving as Ballard’s CCO since 2017. Mr. Campbell will continue to support the CCO transition process through July 2022.

Randy MacEwen, Ballard’s President & CEO, commented, “I am excited to welcome David to the Ballard team. David brings over 25 years of global commercial leadership experience from the automotive industry. His complementary experience and skill set will be highly valuable to Ballard as we transition into commercial scale deployment in coming years.”.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -47.49 percent and weekly performance of -5.65 percent. The stock has been moved at -58.91 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -27.37 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -25.56 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.89M shares, BLDP reached to a volume of 4134351 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP]:

Truist have made an estimate for Ballard Power Systems Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on May 02, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price from $23 to $10. The new note on the price target was released on February 07, 2022, representing the official price target for Ballard Power Systems Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $10, while Susquehanna analysts kept a Neutral rating on BLDP stock. On January 24, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for BLDP shares from 18 to 13.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ballard Power Systems Inc. is set at 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for BLDP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 18.55. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.53.

BLDP stock trade performance evaluation

Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.65. With this latest performance, BLDP shares dropped by -27.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -58.91% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -59.11% 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 BLDP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 36.21, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.11, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.14 for Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.55, while it was recorded at 7.08 for the last single week of trading, and 12.66 for the last 200 days.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP] shares currently have an operating margin of -81.64 and a Gross Margin at +10.42. Ballard Power Systems Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -109.47.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -10.15, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.36.

Ballard Power Systems Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 14.60 and a Current Ratio set at 15.40.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP] stock

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 BLDP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ballard Power Systems Inc. go to 0.03%.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. [BLDP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $596 million, or 16.40% of BLDP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BLDP stocks are: PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND with ownership of 9,709,900, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 8,147,247 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $59.15 million in BLDP stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $32.92 million in BLDP stock with ownership of nearly -41.527% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ballard Power Systems Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 97 institutional holders increased their position in Ballard Power Systems Inc. [NASDAQ:BLDP] by around 9,471,234 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 17,076,655 shares, while 64 investors held positions by with 55,506,711 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 82,054,600 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BLDP stock had 29 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,209,902 shares, while 44 institutional investors sold positions of 6,004,727 shares during the same period.

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