B.Riley FBR Reconfirms $3.5 Price Objective On Plug Power (PLUG), Reconfirms “Buy” Rating; Shorts at MARIE BRIZARD WINE & SPIRITS SA (BVDRF) Raised By 58.82%

December 7, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 7 analysts covering Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Plug Power has $5 highest and $1.3000 lowest target. $3.16’s average target is 35.04% above currents $2.34 stock price. Plug Power had 19 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Monday, July 24. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was initiated by Craig Hallum. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. Roth Capital downgraded the shares of PLUG in report on Wednesday, May 17 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, March 14. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy”. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright. Rodman & Renshaw initiated Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) on Tuesday, December 6 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PLUG in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”.

MARIE BRIZARD WINE & SPIRITS SA (OTCMKTS:BVDRF) had an increase of 58.82% in short interest. BVDRF’s SI was 81,000 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 58.82% from 51,000 shares previously. It closed at $13.5 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits S.A. operates as a wine and spirit firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $383.14 million. It offers primarily scotch whisky under the William Peel brand, vodka under the Sobieski brand, wine beverages under the Fruits and Wine brand, and Marie Brizard branded French liqueurs. It has a 13.96 P/E ratio. The firm also offers other spirits, such as Krupnik Vodka, San José Tequila, Porto Pitters, Old Lady’s Gin, Pastis Berger, and Cognac Gautier; and wines from Moncigale, Eclat du Rhône, and Bodega Marques del Puerto.

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $2.34. About 2.72 million shares traded. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has risen 11.11% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.62 in Q2 2017. Its up 2.62, from 1 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 7 investors sold Plug Power Inc. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 105.60 million shares or 174.45% more from 38.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 241,748 shares. Stratos Wealth has 14,915 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cambridge Rech Advsrs has 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker has 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 500 shares. Group One Trading Lp, a Illinois-based fund reported 216,690 shares. Great West Life Assurance Communications Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 17,975 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 192,700 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 119,774 shares or 0% of the stock. Meeder Asset reported 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). The North Carolina-based Carroll Fincl Associate has invested 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Adirondack Trust Com stated it has 110 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman holds 0% or 1,000 shares. Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd accumulated 0.03% or 35,000 shares. 178,079 are held by Wells Fargo Mn. Shine Inv Advisory Services Incorporated has 20 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, engages in the design, development, commercialization, and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems primarily for the material handling and stationary power markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $534.62 million. It focuses on proton exchange membrane fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, and related hydrogen storage and dispensing infrastructure. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers GenDrive, hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery system; GenCare, which is an ongoing maintenance program for GenDrive fuel cells, GenSure products, and GenFuel products; and GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides scalable modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors.

Analysts await Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $-0.04 earnings per share, up 50.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. After $-0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Plug Power Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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