BlackRock Fund Advisors has recently announced that it has increased stake in Proterra Inc. (NASDAQ:PTRA) by 10.16%. After grabbing 13.35 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 1.23 million shares of the Consumer Cyclical Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 5.92% having worth around $56.09 million. Moreover, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased its share by 0.22 million to have a control over 5.01 million shares. And BNP Paribas Asset Management UK L raised its holdings to 0.26 million shares by acquiring 4.95 million shares or 2.19% of the stake.
Proterra Inc. (PTRA) concluded trading on 03/16/23 at a closing price of $1.16, with 25.29 million shares of worth about $29.33 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -80.90% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -53.59%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 225.29M shares, out of which, 220.58M shares are available for trading.
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According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 11 times over the past 12 months. They bought 307,137 shares in 3 of the transactions. In 8 selling transactions, insiders dumped 95,187 shares.
FTIF SICAV – Technology Fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, and Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Proterra Inc. FTIF SICAV – Technology Fund is currently holding 10.99 million shares of worth totaling $46.17 million. The company recently came buying 0.0 shares which brought its stake up to 4.88% of the company’s outstanding shares. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund, after buying 4.97 million shares, have now control over 2.20% of the stake in the company. It holds 27202.0 shares of worth $20.86 million.
Proterra Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRA) started trading at $1.73, below -$0.78 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 1.8400, or with a loss of -53.59%. Stock saw a price change of -58.09% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -73.28%. Year-to-date (YTD), PTRA shares are showing a performance of -69.10% which decreased to -83.09% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $2.43 but also hit the highest price of $8.02 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Proterra Inc. shares is 1.55 million. The stock is currently trading -68.70% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -72.95% for SMA50 and it goes to -77.61% lower than SMA200.
BlackRock Fund Advisors acquired 13.35 million shares of Proterra Inc. having value of about $56.09 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by BlackRock Fund Advisors revealed that the firm now holds 1.23 million shares in the company valued at close to $1429077.08, or have control over 10.16% stake in the company. Proterra Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRA) currently have 225.29M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 69.60% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 34.65% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 6.55% and 17.20% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $270.54M. It has posted earnings per share of -$1.07 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 4.90 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.00. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for PTRA, volatility over the week remained 22.26% while standing at 11.20% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Proterra Inc. (PTRA) stock would likely to be making an EPS of -$0.24 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is -$0.2 and it is -$0.78 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target -$0.29 which is -$0.21 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of -$0.2 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -112.80% while it is estimated to increase by 9.30% in next year.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by BTIG Research on October 17, 2022 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price of $7 to it. Coverage by Truist stated Proterra Inc. (PTRA) stock as a Buy in their note to investors on September 29, 2022, suggesting a price target of $9 for the stock. On June 02, 2022, DA Davidson Initiated their recommendations, while on May 13, 2022, BofA Securities Downgrade their ratings for the stock with a price target of $5. Stock get an Equal-weight rating from Morgan Stanley on October 22, 2021.
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