(Nasdaq:CPST) Capstone Turbine Corporation Hits 52 Week Low

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Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq:CPST)

December 8th, 2018
Amidst falling markets Capstone Turbine Corporation went up $0.01 Friday, a 1.50% increase, closing at $0.68. Despite ending the day higher, Capstone Turbine Corporation hit a new 52 week low of $0.67. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be -18.21.

CPST outperformed the rest of the Industrials sector which went down 2.62% today.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Saturday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.40%), while Information Technology saw the biggest drop (3.53%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 9.38%. The biggest loss this year has been the Materials sector falling 15%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of 2.89%, as it went up 0.40%. Real Estate saw a turn around from its 5-day performance of 1.28% trading down 1.44%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.40% change.
  • Energy went down with a -0.64% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -1.29% change.
  • Real Estate went down with a -1.44% change.
  • Financials went down with a -1.84% change.
  • Communication Services went down with a -2.09% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -2.51% change.
  • Materials went down with a -2.54% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -2.62% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went down with a -3.08% change.
  • Information Technology went down with a -3.53% change.

Capstone Turbine is based in Chatsworth, United States of America. Capstone Turbine was founded in 1988.

Capstone Turbine Corporation Info

Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications worldwide. It offers microturbine units, components, and various accessories for applications, including cogeneration comprising combined heat and power (CHP) and integrated CHP, as well as combined cooling, heat, and power; and renewable energy, natural resources, and critical power supply. The company’s microturbines are also used as battery charging generators for hybrid electric vehicle applications. It also provides various accessories, including rotary gas compressors with digital controls; heat recovery modules for CHP applications; dual mode controllers that allow automatic transition between grid connect and stand-alone modes; batteries with digital controls for stand-alone or dual-mode operations; batteries with digital controls; power servers for multipacked installations; protocol converters for Internet access; packaging options; and miscellaneous parts, such as frames, exhaust ducting, backflow dampers, and installation hardware. In addition, the company remanufactures microturbine engines; and provides after-market parts and services. It markets and sells its products primarily through distributors and original equipment manufacturers. Capstone Turbine Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.

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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Capstone Turbine Corporation’s score is -18.21) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

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