Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Stock?

On Thursday, shares of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) marked $9.11 per share versus a previous $10.63 closing price. With having a -14.30% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Pacific Ethanol, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. PEIX showed a rise of 1301.54% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $0.22 – $11.44 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 333.38% in the period of the last 200 days.

BWS Financial equity researchers changed the status of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) shares to a “Buy” rating in the report published on September 22nd, 2020. Other analysts, including B. Riley FBR, also published their reports on PEIX shares. B. Riley FBR repeated the rating from the previous report, marking PEIX under “Buy” rating, in the report published on November 7th, 2018. Additionally, PEIX shares got another “Buy” rating from B. Riley FBR, Inc., setting a target price of $7 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in November 28th, 2017. On May 24th, 2016, Rodman & Renshaw Initiated an Buy rating and increased its price target to $11. On the other hand, ROTH Capital Initiated the “Buy” rating for PEIX shares, as published in the report on January 5th, 2015.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Analysis

The present dividend yield for PEIX owners is set at 0, 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 Pacific Ethanol, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 12.65. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -38.80%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) 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 -36.20% 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 0.60 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 PEIX is currently recording an average of 7.58M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 10.23%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 11.68%with -6.08% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $16.50, indicating growth from the present price of $9.11, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in PEIX or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Shares?

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Energy sector. If you wish to compare PEIX shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Pacific Ethanol, Inc., while the value 6.46 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 -1.64 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of -34.20%.

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 4.10%, 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 18.20% 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 PEIX Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in PEIX in the recent period. That is how Renaissance Technologies LLC now has an increase position in PEIX by 45.61% in the first quarter, owning 4.15 million shares of PEIX stocks, with the value of $30.36 million after the purchase of an additional 1,300,937 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, BlackRock Financial Management, I also increased their stake in PEIX shares changed 0.00% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 2.31 million shares of company, all valued at $16.87 million after the acquisition of additional 0 shares during the last quarter.

The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired a new position in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $12.26 million, and Geode Capital Management LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 28.10% in the first quarter, now owning 111,609 shares valued at $3.72 million after the acquisition of the additional 508733 shares during the last quarter. At the present, 18.20% of PEIX shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.