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Why Bloom Energy Stock Just Popped 9%

By Rich Smith – Jul 21, 2020 at 10:32AM

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Insiders appear to be cashing out ... but earnings are coming up and stock gamblers are hoping for a win.

What happened

Shares of fuel cell company Bloom Energy (BE -1.65%) bounced hard off of yesterday's 5% decline and are already up more than 9% as the clock ticks toward 10 a.m. EDT. Curiously, however, while there was an arguably good reason for investors to be selling Bloom stock yesterday (i.e., insiders selling their shares), today there is ... nothing.

So what

There are crickets in Bloom Energy's news feeds this morning, but not a chirp of news, either good or bad. Analysts are similarly silent. For that matter, there doesn't seem to be anything much going on anywhere in the fuel cell space this morning, with no news on Plug Power, Ballard Power, or FuelCell Energy, either.  

Gambler betting by placing a chip on a roulette table

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Now what

But that could soon change. Just one week from today -- Tuesday, July 28 -- Bloom Energy is scheduled to report its financial results for fiscal Q2 2020. What will it report? Right now, analysts aren't overly optimistic, forecasting a $0.27 per share loss (twice what Bloom lost a year ago) and sales down 27% year over year at $171.5 million.  

The good news? That's a pretty low bar to clear. Anything less than absolutely miserable results could be considered a "win" for Bloom Energy, and with stock market traders in a gambling mood of late, it looks like some of them are willing to place a wager on Bloom today.

Rich Smith has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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