Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) Up Today

Energous Corporation; Nasdaq: WATT

Shares of Energous Corporation are up close to 10% on heavy volume. Energous Corporations trades on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol WATT. Yesterday WATT closed at $17.48 but today’s morning trading has seen the shares trading as high as $19.28.

Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp®—an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that Energous hopes will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from other wireless charging systems in that it delivers power at a distance, to multiple devices – thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to plug in their devices.

In November the U.S. Patent Office’s Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rejected a challenge to the Energous patent.

“Yesterday’s decision from the PTAB confirms our steadfast confidence in the strength of our intellectual property and strategy surrounding our WattUp technology,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous. “As a licensing and semiconductor company, protecting and securing our patents is an important element of our goal of maintaining a dominant leadership position in the emerging market of wire-free power. We will continue to vigorously defend our intellectual property as we innovate and develop breakthrough wire-free charging technologies.”

Three firms follow Energous Corporation and all three give WATT shares a “Strong Buy” rating.

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Ticker Symbol WATT
Last Price a/o 11:44 AM EST  $             19.15
Average Volume 569,780
Market Cap $327.75
Sales $1.3 million
Shares Outstanding 18.75 million
Share Float 14.08 million
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 2.30%
Short Float 31.29%
Short Interest Ratio 7.73
Quarterly Return -6.52%
YTD Return 121.00%
Year Return 124.10%

Author: Marcus Anderson

Marc Anderson is a pseudonym. Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

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