Shares in Active Power Purchased
I currently don't have time to do a complete writeup on this stock, but wanted to let everyone know that I purchased shares in Active Power Inc (ACPW) this afternoon for both my personal portfolio and the mutual fund. The average price was at $3.77. I will updated this post later this afternoon with more details.
Updated at 10:00 PM
As I mentioned above I purchased shares in Active Power Inc (ACPW) this afternoon for both the mutual fund and my personal portfolio. Active Power designs and sells battery-free uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. They accomplish this through the use of flywheel technology and they have also developed their CoolAirTM DC: Thermal and Compressed-Air Storage (TACAS) technology that uses compressed air and heat to provide clean power backup.
Last week the stock made a bullish technical signal with a golden cross using the 50/200 day moving averages. The stock is currently sitting at some support at the $3.50 level and the potential downside could be all the way down to $2.50 by looking at the technical picture. As a long term purchase, I would be willing to buy all the way down to the $2.50 level. My gut is telling me that we will not see anything below $3 for sometime.
However, keep in mind this is a speculative purchase. The company is still not profitable and analyst estimates are not seeing profit opportunities for 2006 either. There is also nobody willing to float an estimate for profits looking out 5 years. The key driver for future growth in this company are more contracts and running the company efficently.
There is plenty of interest in the company and I see positive signs in the company and also the potential for a higher stock price in the future.
On the plus side, there is a history of steady buying of the stock by the Chairman, Mr. Pinkerton. The number of shares short have been steadily declining. They have been making postivie progress on the revenue estimates and also reporting better than expect losses for the most recent quarter. Finally, they have also been securing some large orders recently that have helped the stock on its recent up move.
Active Power Ships Continuous Power System for Use at Chinese National Olympics
announced the shipment of a continuous power system to China for use at the country's National Olympics being held in Nanjing in October. The system integrates an Active Power CleanSourceÂ® flywheel UPS, diesel engine generator and transfer switch, all enclosed in a standardized mobile container that allows it to operate in harsh outdoor environments. Control software is also included that allows the user to remotely monitor all aspects of the power system at one central location. [ more ]
Active Power Receives 5.4 MVA UPS Order; Largest Megawatt-Class UPS Order to Date
announced receipt of a new order from Caterpillar Inc. for four 1200 kVA flywheel uninterruptible power supply ("UPS") systems and two 300 kVA UPS systems. The units will be used to protect the state-of-the- art high speed printing operation of a large communications company in the Southeast United States. Shipment is expected to take place within the next two quarters. [ more ]
As I look at this trading for this stock today, I ended up purchasing it at the high of the day and will look for an opportunity in the near future to average down to a better price point for the mutual fund. My plans for my personal portfolio is to let it stand as is.
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