Plug Power Inc: What Kind Of Q2 Can Support Fuel Cells?

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Plug Power Inc: What Kind Of Q2 Can Support Fuel Cells?

Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) is a difficult company to trade right now. The company’s huge valuation and unstable  market position make it a risky bet, and volatility in shares of the firm has lost millions for some investors. As the company’s second quarter earnings close in, it’s important to ask what would how the company can impress investors this time around.

The fuel cell maker is going to release its earnings numbers for the three months through June at the beginning of August, but it’s not clear what would convince investors to stick with the company through the next year. The company’s contract with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), and greater excitement in the alternative energy market in general, has brought some investors around, but the financials may send many running for the hills.

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Plug Power Q2 divides opinion

Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG)will release earnings numbers at the beginning of August, but the exact date has not been revealed just yet. There’s no telling what numbers momentum and other short term traders might respond to in the direct wake of the release, so in order to build a picture of a good Q2, it’s better to assume the point of view of a buy-and-hold investor.

Analysts reckon that the company will lose 4 cents per share for the second quarter on revenue totaling $16.95 million.