SunPower Corporation stock (NASDAQ: SPWR) has seen a strong rise of 5% over the past week and currently trades at around $22 per share. The stock rally was driven by the jump in the broader indices, supported by strong Q2 ’21 earnings reported at the start of August. SunPower reported revenues of $309 million, a strong jump from $218 million in Q2 ’20. COGS and operating expenses rose at a much slower rate, driving a turnaround in profitability, as operating income came in at $0.7 million in Q2 ’21, compared to a $7.3 million operating loss in Q2 ’20. A further $13 million rise in other income, helped drive EPS from continuing operations to $0.44 from $0.33 over this period.
After the recent rally, will SunPower stock continue its upward trajectory over the coming weeks, or is a correction in the stock more likely? According to the Trefis Machine Learning Engine, which identifies trends in a company’s stock price data for the last ten years, returns for SunPower stock average close to 3.1% in the next one-month (21 trading days) period after experiencing a 4.8% rise over the previous one week (five trading days) period. But how would these numbers change if you are interested in holding SunPower stock for a shorter or a longer time period? You can test the answer and many other combinations on the Trefis Machine Learning Engine to test SunPower stock chances of a rise after a fall and vice versa. You can test the chance of recovery over different time intervals of a quarter, month, or even just one day!
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINE – try it yourself:
IF SunPower stock moved by -5% over five trading days, THEN over the next 21 trading days, SunPower stock moves an average of 3.8 percent, with an average 48.7% probability of a positive return.
Some Fun Scenarios, FAQs & Making Sense of SunPower Stock Movements:
Question 1: Is the average return for SunPower stock higher after a drop?
Consider two situations,
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Case 1: SunPower stock drops by -5% or more in a week
Case 2: SunPower stock rises by 5% or more in a week
Is the average return for SunPower stock higher over the subsequent month after Case 1 or Case 2?
SunPower stock fares better after Case 1, with an average return of 3.8% over the next month (21 trading days) under Case 1 (where the stock has just suffered a 5% loss over the previous week), versus, an average return of 3.1% for Case 2.
In comparison, the S&P 500 has an average return of 3.1% over the next 21 trading days under Case 1, and an average return of just 0.5% for Case 2 as detailed in our dashboard that details the average return for the S&P 500 after a fall or rise.
Try the Trefis machine learning engine above to see for yourself how SunPower stock is likely to behave after any specific gain or loss over a period.
Question 2: Does patience pay?
If you buy and hold SunPower stock, the expectation is over time the near-term fluctuations will cancel out, and the long-term positive trend will favor you – at least if the company is otherwise strong.
Overall, according to data and Trefis machine learning engine’s calculations, patience absolutely pays for most stocks!
For SunPower stock, the returns over the next N days after a -5% change over the last five trading days is detailed in the table below, along with the returns for the S&P500:
Question 3: What about the average return after a rise if you wait for a while?
The average return after a rise is understandably lower than after a fall as detailed in the previous question. Interestingly, though, if a stock has gained over the last few days, you would do better to avoid short-term bets for most stocks.
SunPower’s returns over the next N days after a 5% change over the last five trading days is detailed in the table below, along with the returns for the S&P500:
It’s pretty powerful to test the trend for yourself for SunPower stock by changing the inputs in the charts above.
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