Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $-0.17 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $-0.2. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.03 creating a surprise factor of 15%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 50. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.

In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $2.55 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $4 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $1.45. This is according to the 4 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.2. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 4 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 4, 2 have a Strong Buy rating and 0 are rating it a Buy.

Capstone Turbine Corporation (Capstone) develops, manufactures, markets and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications, including cogeneration (combined heat and power (CHP), integrated combined heat and power (ICHP), and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP)), renewable energy, natural resources and critical power supply. In addition, its microturbines can be used as battery charging generators for hybrid electric vehicle applications. Microturbines allow customers to produce power on-site in parallel with the electric grid or stand alone when no utility grid is available. Several technologies are used to provide on-site power generation (distributed generation) ,such as reciprocating engines, solar power, wind powered systems and fuel cells.

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