Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX): Price and Financial Metrics

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)

Today's Latest Price: $7.39 USD

0.64 (9.48%)

Updated Jan 25 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 36 in Agriculture

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PEIX Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for PEIX is 4.43 -- better than 90.23% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -36.92%, Alto Ingredients Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 8.51% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PEIX is more volatile than 97.34% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Alto Ingredients Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be ECPG, NXST, KOP, STRL, and VRTS.
  • PEIX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Alto Ingredients Inc's official web site, go to

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PEIX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $7.39 52-week high $11.44
Prev. close $6.75 52-week low $0.22
Day low $6.84 Volume 7,693,300
Day high $7.59 Avg. volume 5,609,860
50-day MA $6.22 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $3.98 Market Cap 506.19M

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Company Bio

Pacific Ethanol is the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. The company also markets and distributes ethanol and co-products domestically and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Sacramento, California.

PEIX Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$7.39$7.02 4%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Alto Ingredients Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Alto Ingredients Inc ranked in the 52th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Alto Ingredients Inc ended up being:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 69. Notably, its equity weight is greater than 72.8% of US equities in the Energy sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Alto Ingredients Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than merely 23.28% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Alto Ingredients Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -0.86. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 21.04% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

EPD, TRGP, DLNG, IMO, and FGPRQ can be thought of as valuation peers to PEIX, in the sense that they are in the Energy sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest PEIX News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Alto Ingredients Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PEIX as an investment opportunity.

Pacific Ethanol changes name to Alto Ingredients

Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) changed its name to Alto Ingredients, effective Jan.12, 2021; name change will reflect on the Nasdaq on Jan.14, 2021 and stock will begin trading under the new symbol 'ALTO' commencing Feb.1, 2021."We are capitalizing on our unique capability to manufacture high-grade alcohols for the food, beverage, health,...

Seeking Alpha | January 13, 2021

Why Pacific Ethanol Stock Just Soared 14.5%

Shares of Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) are rocking Wednesday, up 14.5% at 11:45 a.m. EST. This morning, Pacific Ethanol announced that effective yesterday, it has changed its corporate name to Alto Ingredients. Most financial data providers haven't clued into the switch just yet (or they're waiting until tomorrow, when the Nasdaq is supposed to officially change its reporting data), but investors still seem pretty excited about it already.

Yahoo | January 13, 2021

Pacific Ethanol Completes Name Change to Alto Ingredients, Inc.

Corporate rebrand reflects enhanced focus on specialty alcohols and essential ingredients SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, has changed its corporate name to Alto Ingredients, Inc., effective January 12, 2021. The company’s name change will be reflected on The Nasdaq Stock Market on January 14, 2021, and the company’s stock will begin trading under a new ticker symbol, ALTO, starting February 1, 2021.CEO Mike Kandris said, “We have chosen our new corporate name and brand to represent our many high-quality products, which our customers incorporate into a range of vital finished goods that touch people’s everyday lives, from cleaning solutions to pharmaceuticals. ...

Yahoo | January 13, 2021

This Was the Best-Performing Energy Stock in 2020

Shares of Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) have shot up 857% so far in 2020. Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be blended with gasoline to meet requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS. Excess production as well as high inventory levels pressured ethanol prices.

Yahoo | December 23, 2020

Is PEIX A Good Stock To Buy Now?

With the third-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the fourth quarter. One of these stocks was Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Is PEIX a good stock to […]

Yahoo | December 11, 2020

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PEIX Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 19.58%
6-mo 214.47%
1-year 1,031.70%
3-year 66.07%
5-year 137.62%
YTD 36.10%
2020 735.38%
2019 -24.42%
2018 -81.10%
2017 -52.11%
2016 98.74%

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