Plug Power's Smart Buy

Plug Power has shown investors an unbelievably volatile ride, and is now making a very smart purchase.

Chris Hill
Chris Hill
Apr 3, 2014 at 8:11PM

Shares of Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are up yet again today, after the fuel-cell company that many investors see as a play in electric vehicles garnered massive returns, and showed investors an unbelievably volatile ride during the past year. Today's gains were on the news that the company would be buying ReliOn, a fuel-cell technology company, in a $4 million all-stock deal.

In this segment of Thursday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser take a look at the performance of Plug Power's stock during the past couple years. While he sees the acquisition using all stock as incredibly smart by management considering how expensive the stock is today, he sees the dilutive event as one that should give investors some concern. With the company at 40 times sales today, Jason sees this one as incredibly expensive, and one that he'll be watching from the sidelines.