Big Move for Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI)

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI)

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI) stock rocketed up over 28% in Friday’s trading on the back of over 5 million shares traded – over 35 times the stock’s 30-day, daily average. The Thursday close of $1.65 was just $0.13 above the 52-week low of $1.52 which was hit in August. However, CDTI shares are still over 43% below their 52-week high of $3.72 that was hit last May.

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI)

Clean Technologies Business Model

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI) is a global manufacturer and distributor of heavy duty diesel and light duty vehicle emissions control systems and products to major automakers and retrofitters. Accordingly, their business is largely moved by legislation addressing global emission standards in response to government concerns over the effects of fossil fuel usage.

The company has two revenue producing channels. Their Heavy Duty Diesel Systems Division specializes in the design and manufacture of verified exhaust emission control solutions. Their Catalyst Division produces catalyst formulations for gasoline, diesel and natural gas-induced emissions.

CDTI Stock

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI) has a market capitalization under $50 million and CDTI is considered a micro-cap stock. However they have considerable sales revenues for a company their size although the figures have been declining. In 2012, Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI) reported sales of $60.5 million. That number has declined year-on-year and for 2016 the reported figure was just $36.8 million. Earnings have not been pleasant for the investors either. In 2012 the loss was (-$6.71) per share. That figure shrank each of the successive three years and in 2015 the per share loss was only (-$2.67). Unfortunately, the loss expanded in 2016 to (-$3.84). Dilution has also weighed on CDTI stockholders. The number of outstanding shares has increased from 1.45 million in 2012 to 6.11 million in 2016.

The consensus target price for CDTI stock is $3.00 – around 48% higher than where the shares are currently valued.

I have no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, and have no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. All information, including any data, is provided without any guarantees of accuracy.

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About the author: James Marion is a University of Houston student studying Business with a concentration in Finance. James has interned with several investment professionals and hopes to pursue a career as a professional stock analyst after graduation.

Successful China Test Supports Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX) Shares

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX)

Shares of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX) gained over 40% and closed trading at $0.51 per share. The gains come one day after the company released news that the largest capacity industrial synthetic gas facility for the Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO) (NYSE:ACH) has successfully completed performance testing – the facility operates four SGT systems. This concludes successful performance testing at all seven SGT systems installed for CHALCO.

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DeLome Fair, President and CEO of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX), stated “This latest milestone achievement at the largest capacity SGT project to date comes as we are in negotiations for similar and larger clean energy projects around the world. Our proprietary technology’s clean synthesis gas replaces expensive natural gas for numerous energy and chemical uses, including industrial fuel.”

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX) technology utilizes unpopular fuel sources including low-rank, low-cost high ash, high moisture coals, which are significantly cheaper than higher grade coals, waste coals, biomass, and municipal solid waste feedstocks. Houston, TX-based Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX) devotes itself to generating clean, high-value energy from low-cost and low-grade coal, biomass and municipal solid waste through its proprietary technology that transforms these resources into a clean synthesis gas (syngas) and methane. Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX)’s proprietary technology enables the production of clean, low-cost power, industrial fuel gas, chemicals, fertilizers, transportation fuels, and substitute natural gas, replacing expensive natural gas-based energy. Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX)’s technology can also produce high-purity hydrogen for cleaner transportation fuels.

Shareholders of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMX) have not seen rewards for some time. YTD the shares are down 64% and down over 66% for the year. Just this week the company’s shares established a new 52-week low of $0.34 and the analyst’s have a one-year price target of $1.75 which is considerable higher than the stock’s 52-week high of $1.45. Losses have plagued stockholders for the past five years. In 2012, SYMX shareholders had a per share loss of (-$0.39). The following years have seen similar losses and in 2016 the company posted a loss of (-$0.27). Sales have been on a downtrend as well. In 2014 the company posted sales of $17.5 million but for 2016 that figure was only $6 million.

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About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20-year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.