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Roth Capital Maintains Neutral On Plug Power Following Investor Meetings; Raises PT To $4.75

In a research note issued yesterday, Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen maintained coverage with a Neutral rating on shares of Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) and raised his price target to $4.75 (from $3.75). The report follows three days of investor meetings with PLUG CEO Andy Marsh. 

Shen noted, “Overall, we came away more confident that PLUG can meet its 2014 revenue guidance and bookings target. While the company appears to be reaching a true inflection point with large customers, we still worry about valuation and investor expectations getting ahead of guidance”. He continued, “In our view, body language was positive on shipment execution during Q2/Q3. We believe PLUG is targeting deployment at four sites during Q3, which would imply shipments of ~1,000 units (assuming 250 units per site) vs. ROTHe of 850 units. As a result we have greater confidence in our Q2 revenue estimate of $16.9mn and see potential for upside to our Q3 revenue estimate. PLUG continues to expect $150mn in bookings during 2014, with $80mn booked through Apr’14″.

According to TipRanks.com, which measures analysts and bloggers success rate based on how their calls perform, analyst Philip Shen currently has an average return of -4.6% and a 31% success rate. Shen is ranked #3017 out of 3216 analysts.

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