Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT), The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

The recently concluded session had traders exchanging Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) high level. Roughly 2.04 million shares changed hands compared to the three-month volume average 1.3 million shares. The first trade took place at $3.37 and the stock went down -10.39% to attain the closing price of $3.02.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) Analyst Opinion

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 4 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 4% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -14.93% last month and is up 167.26 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 2 of analysts who cover WPRT having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $4.25 price target on Westport Fuel Systems Inc., suggesting a 40.73% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -26.16% below its 52-week high.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. Earnings Surprise

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.12 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.13. Its revenue totaled $52.91 million down -14.77% from the previous quarter.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) Intraday View

This stock (WPRT) is ahead of its 52-week low with 268.29%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 10.52% which for the week stands at 7.66%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -9.72% and stays -7.82% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -1.95% losses and now is up 51.26% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $2.4. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 135.94%.

Turning to The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), its shares were trading at $45.46 a retreat of $-0.25, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $45.65, touched a high of $45.88 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.4. The Coca-Cola Company has 5 buy ratings, 13 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -4.25% from its high of $47.48 to a $197.25 billion market value through last close.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.52 to 2.42 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $48.37 a share. The target implies a 6.4% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 20.99% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 19.15 million shares versus an average volume of 9.39 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.56% which for the week approaches 1.06%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $45.42 and compares with the $39.88 52-week low. The stock recovered 13.99% since its low point and has performed 9.65% year-to-date.

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