Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Insider Trading Review


Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $16.03. The stock traded with the volume of 2.91 Million in the last trading session. Calpine Corporation opened at $11.82 and closed by showing a decrease of -3.27%. The Bid price in the last session was $11.51 x 14800 and the Ask price was $11.52 x 11500. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Calpine Corporation has the Market Capitalization of 4.14 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $16.49 and 52-Week Low of $10.81 and it touched its 52-week high on Feb 4, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Nov 2, 2016.

Calpine Corporation reported its last Earnings on Oct 28 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.52/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.79/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $-0.27/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of -34.2%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 10 – Feb 14 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Calpine Corporation has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of -184.2%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 62.1%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of -2.59% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 1.7% per annum.

15 number of analysts also provided their insight on Calpine Corporation, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $16.03. They also projected Low Price Target as $12 while High Price Target is set at $20.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 5 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 9 reported it as Buy.3 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Calpine Corporation annual Divided is 0 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 205.89 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 17.66. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.63 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.28, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 7.38 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 12.07.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.1 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 0.7% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 5.9%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -0.11% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -6.48 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -15.61 percent.

A look at performance overview of Calpine Corporation depicts that Performance (Week) is -1.87 percent while Performance Month is -1.96%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -7.09% and Half Year Performance value stands at -23.54%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of -21.99 percent. Calpine Corporation has its YTD performance of -20.32 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 1 Nov 2016 where Director Moreland (William Benjamin) did a transaction type “Buy” in which 50000 shares were traded at a price of $11.08. Another insider trade includes Director Brlas (Laurie) who also initiated a transaction in which 5995 shares were traded on 9 Aug 2016 as “Buy”. On 12 Jul 2016 Director Fusco Jack Anthony traded 6700 shares as “Sell” at $15.07. Director Fusco Jack Anthony Sell 38300 shares on 11 Jul 2016 at the price of $14.99.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm BofA/Merrill on 22-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Buy to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 26-Jul-16, Deutsche Bank took an action “Upgrade” from Hold to Buy. On 8-Mar-16, the stock was Downgrade to Hold by Argus.