Media headlines about Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westport Fuel Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.3941908275904 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Westport Fuel Systems Inc (WPRT) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $55.33 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Westport Fuel Systems Inc (WPRT) Will Post Earnings of -$0.13 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cummins Westport Receives 2018 Emissions Certifications for ISX12N Natural Gas Engine (finance.yahoo.com)
- These Stock are in a moonbeam: Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) – Market Breaking Point (press release) (journalfinance.net)
- Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) Is Standing to Counter Long-Term Compulsion – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on WPRT shares. Craig Hallum set a $5.00 price objective on Westport Fuel Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Westport Fuel Systems in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Westport Fuel Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Westport Fuel Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on Westport Fuel Systems from $3.00 to $3.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.58.
Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The auto parts company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.15) by $0.03. Westport Fuel Systems had a negative return on equity of 64.05% and a negative net margin of 14.85%. The firm had revenue of $60.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $51.91 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.30) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Westport Fuel Systems will post -0.49 earnings per share for the current year.
Westport Fuel Systems Company Profile
Westport Fuel Systems Inc, formerly Westport Innovations Inc, is a Canada-based provider of low-emission engine and fuel system technologies utilizing gaseous fuels. It operates through the Westport Operations segment. The Westport Operations segment designs, manufactures and sells compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas components and systems to original equipment manufacturers and to aftermarket customers.
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