Ask a Fool: Where is Fuel Cell Technology Headed?

Don't let it get away!

Keep track of the stocks that matter to you.

Help yourself with the Fool's FREE and easy new watchlist service today.

In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool Rule Breakers analyst Simon Erickson takes a question from a reader who asks: "Any insight as to where fuel cell technology is heading in the Fool's opinion?"  

Simon focuses on the recent hot streak of Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG  ) , whose stock price has risen nearly 500% after the company announced deals with Air Liquide and FedEx  (NYSE: FDX  ) .  He offers two things that investors should keep an eye on, as well as his take on the stock right now. 

Lifetime portfolio 
As every savvy investor knows, Warren Buffett didn't make billions by betting on half-baked stocks. He isolated his best few ideas, bet big, and rode them to riches, hardly ever selling. You deserve the same. That's why our CEO, legendary investor Tom Gardner, has permitted us to reveal The Motley Fool's 3 Stocks to Own Forever. These picks are free today! Just click here now to uncover the three companies we love. 

Read/Post Comments (3) | Recommend This Article (3)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

  • Report this Comment On January 27, 2014, at 8:50 PM, Cutbelly wrote:

    Thank you for this. Could you please also comment on the fortunes of Ballard Power for this coming year? I really think that this fuel company has the most potential due to their focus on both vehicle and back up power generation and because of their engineering service contracts. Cheers and thank you.

  • Report this Comment On January 28, 2014, at 12:05 AM, archsteve wrote:

    You got the operating cash wrong. They have 40 million in operating cash. Also, they are not just selling hydrogen for recurring revenue. They are selling service contracts. Plus, their customers are returning, buying more units.

    You did not mention anything about range extenders, truck refrigeration units, or airport ground support. These are all growing sectors for PLUG.

    What is wrong with you? Giving incomplete information?

  • Report this Comment On March 02, 2014, at 10:47 PM, skcda wrote:

    Ballard supplies Power Plug with PEM cells... so when orders for PLUG go up, so will BLDP.

Add your comment.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2810880, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/1/2015 6:42:41 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Simon Erickson

I'm fascinated in the way that innovation, entrepreneurship, and ambition are able to change the world we live in. I joined the Motley Fool full-time in 2013 and work for the Rule Breakers publication.

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 16,058.35 -469.68 -2.84%
S&P 500 1,913.85 -58.33 -2.96%
NASD 4,636.11 -140.40 -2.94%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/1/2015 4:03 PM
FDX $148.03 Down -2.58 -1.71%
FedEx CAPS Rating: ****
PLUG $1.66 Down -0.05 -2.92%
Plug Power, Inc. CAPS Rating: *