Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) Going Through Hard Times This Year

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) shares saw a recent bid of $4.05 and 2.39M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 7.71% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 12.50% or $-0.45 versus $3.60 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $129.52M, putting the price -60.68% below the 52-week high and 118.92% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 571.19K shares while the relative volume is 4.46.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $5.00 while $5.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $0 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $5.00, which would be an increase of about 23% of its current value. The mean target of $5.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $1.85 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price WKHS can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -42.14% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, Workhorse Group Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 18.79 times earnings. For now, Workhorse Group Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.00 with 0 out of 1 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Workhorse Group Inc. has a 12.50% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Workhorse Group Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price down -42.63% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is down -41.22%, compared with a gain of nearly 72.34% for 3 months and about 21.99% for the past 30 days.

Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $1.78M, compared to the consensus of 2.25M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.23. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $-0.23 and as low as $-0.23 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-0.87 and $-0.87. The mean EPS estimate is $-0.87. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $2.75M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $2.75M and as low as $2.75M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $14.53M and $14.53M. The mean revenue estimate is $14.53M.

Over the last 5 years, Workhorse Group Inc. has averaged a 21.30% YoY EPS growth rate and a 102.10% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -42.40% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 21.80% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Maxim Group analysts stated on 10/05/2017 that they maintained their Buy rating. Maxim Group analysts stated on 14/03/2017 that they maintained their Buy rating.

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) Going Through Hard Times This Year was last modified: June 19th, 2017 by Tiller Blare
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