Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ballard Power Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) traded down 1.08% during trading on Friday, reaching $2.76. 1,093,932 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $482.31 million. Ballard Power Systems has a 1-year low of $1.23 and a 1-year high of $3.05. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $2.35 and its 200 day moving average is $2.06.

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 1st. The technology company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $30.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.58 million. Ballard Power Systems had a negative net margin of 28.70% and a negative return on equity of 18.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 53.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.01) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Ballard Power Systems will post ($0.05) earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have commented on BLDP shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ballard Power Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Roth Capital set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Ballard Power Systems and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Ballard Power Systems in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th.

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About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems Inc is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of fuel cell products. The Company is focused on its power product markets of heavy-duty motive, portable power, material handling and telecom backup power, as well as the delivery of technology solutions, including engineering services, and the license and sale of its intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for fuel cell applications.

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