News stories about Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westport Fuel Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 48.2882313056149 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Westport Fuel Systems traded down $0.08, reaching $2.60, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. 267,401 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 690,092. The stock has a market cap of $342.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.91 and a beta of 1.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Westport Fuel Systems has a 52-week low of $1.48 and a 52-week high of $4.33.

Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The auto parts company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $67.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.67 million. Westport Fuel Systems had a negative net margin of 4.64% and a negative return on equity of 46.47%. Westport Fuel Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.12) EPS. equities analysts expect that Westport Fuel Systems will post -0.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on WPRT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Westport Fuel Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Cowen set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Westport Fuel Systems and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Westport Fuel Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.93.

Westport Fuel Systems Company Profile

Westport Fuel Systems Inc engineers, manufactures, and supplies alternative fuel systems and components for the transportation and industrial markets worldwide. It operates through Transportation and Cummins Westport Inc Joint Venture segments. The company designs, manufactures, and sells compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) components and systems, such as pressure regulators, injectors, electronic control units, valves, and filters, as well as bi-fuel, mono-fuel, and dual-fuel LPG and CNG conversion kits for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles, including original engine manufacture (OEM), delayed OEM, and aftermarket segments.

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