Analysts rate Quantumscape Corp. (QS:NYE) with a Buy rating and a $17 target

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Based on the Quantumscape stock forecast from 5 analysts, the average analyst QS stock price target is USD 17.57 over the next 12 months. Quantumscape Corp’s average analyst rating is Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of QS stock forecast is Bearish, which is based on 2 positive signals and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, Quantumscape stock price was USD 10.18Quantumscape stock price has changed by -1.34% over the past week, -1.18% over the past month and -57.79% over the last year.

 

About Quantumscape Corp. (QS:NYE):

QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, focuses on the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

What we like:

High market capitalization:

QS stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility:

The annual returns for QS stock have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

 

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns:

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns, the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns:

The average income yield of QS stock over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value:

QS stock price is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Negative cashflow:

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Negative free cash flow:

The company had negative total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth:

QS stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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