Selected Notes From Wall Street Analysts On Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL)

On Tuesday, shares of Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWL) marked $27.73 per share versus a previous $29.73 closing price. With having a -6.73% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Powell Industries, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. POWL showed a fall of -43.40% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $15.62 – $50.81 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -16.53% in the period of the last 200 days.

Sidoti equity researchers changed the status of Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL) shares from “Buy” to a “Neutral” rating in the report published on August 11th, 2020. Other analysts, including Sidoti, also published their reports on POWL shares. Sidoti repeated the rating from the previous report, marking POWL under “Buy” rating, in the report published on March 19th, 2020. Additionally, POWL shares got another “Neutral” rating from Sidoti. On the other hand, Sidoti Upgrade the “Buy” rating for POWL shares, as published in the report on September 28th, 2018. Sidoti seems to be going bullish on the price of POWL shares, based on the price prediction for POWL, indicating that the shares will jump to $42, giving the shares “Neutral” rating based on their report from July 6th, 2016. Another “Hold” rating came from Stifel.

Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL) Analysis

The present dividend yield for POWL owners is set at 0.04, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Powell Industries, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 4.34. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -12.90%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 6.70% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 1.90 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while POWL is currently recording an average of 60.63K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.38%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 7.48%with -0.54% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $31.00, indicating growth from the present price of $27.73, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in POWL or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Powell Industries, Inc. Shares?

Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Industrials sector. If you wish to compare POWL shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 16.07 for Powell Industries, Inc., while the value 18.24 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 1.73 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 251.60%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 0.20%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 71.00% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in POWL Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in POWL in the recent period. That is how Renaissance Technologies LLC now has an increase position in POWL by 3.83% in the first quarter, owning 630135 shares of POWL stocks, with the value of $17.26 million after the purchase of an additional 23,237 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, JPMorgan Investment Management, I also increased their stake in POWL shares changed 34.56% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 298827 shares of company, all valued at $8.18 million after the acquisition of additional 76,752 shares during the last quarter.

SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquired a new position in Powell Industries, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $7.92 million, and DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc. increased their stake in the company’s shares by 142.86% in the first quarter, now owning 147,880 shares valued at $6.89 million after the acquisition of the additional 251392 shares during the last quarter. In the end, Transform Wealth LLC increased their position by 47.46% during the first quarter, now owning 159080 POWL shares, now holding the value of $4.36 million in POWL with the purchase of the additional 0 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 71.00% of POWL shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.