NASDAQ:PEIX - Pacific Ethanol Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$1.02 -0.03 (-2.86 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 08:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$1.05
Today's Range$0.9802 - $1.07
52-Week Range$0.76 - $3.95
Volume722,683 shs
Average Volume593,968 shs
Market Capitalization$49.87 million
P/E Ratio-0.72
Dividend YieldN/A
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty alcohols; and co-products, such as wet distillers grains, dry distillers grains with solubles, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast, and CO2, as well as markets ethanol produced by third parties. The company also offers ethanol transportation, storage, and delivery services through third-party service providers. It sells ethanol to integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers; distillers grains and other feed co-products to dairies and feedlots; and corn oil to poultry and biodiesel customers. The company owns and operates nine ethanol production facilities in the Western states of California, Oregon, and Idaho; and in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Industrial organic chemicals
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PEIX



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.52 billion
Book Value$6.99 per share


Net Income$-60,270,000.00


Market Cap$49.87 million
Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (Estimated)

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pacific Ethanol's stock symbol?

Pacific Ethanol trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PEIX."

How were Pacific Ethanol's earnings last quarter?

Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March, 12th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.74) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.41. The oil and gas company had revenue of $334.42 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $386.56 million. Pacific Ethanol had a negative return on equity of 17.24% and a negative net margin of 4.00%. View Pacific Ethanol's Earnings History.

When is Pacific Ethanol's next earnings date?

Pacific Ethanol is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Pacific Ethanol.

What price target have analysts set for PEIX?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Pacific Ethanol's shares. Their forecasts range from $5.00 to $8.00. On average, they expect Pacific Ethanol's share price to reach $6.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 537.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Pacific Ethanol.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pacific Ethanol?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pacific Ethanol in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Pacific Ethanol.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Pacific Ethanol stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Pacific Ethanol stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Pacific Ethanol, Inc. is currently in the business of marketing ethanol in the Western United States through Kinergy Marketing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the largest West Coast-based marketer of renewable fuels. The Company intends, in the near future, to construct an ethanol production facility at its Madera County, California, site. " (3/19/2019)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "We are projecting 2018 revenues of approximately $1,659.0M for PEIX. We have assumed overall capacity utilization of approximately 93% during the next few quarters, and are projecting approximately 95% capacity utilization during 2019 and beyond. We are projecting the topline to reach over $2.0B during 2022. We expect the company to fully realize cost savings related to synergies from the ICP acquisition during 2H18." (10/10/2018)

Has Pacific Ethanol been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about PEIX stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Pacific Ethanol earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the oil and gas company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Pacific Ethanol?

Pacific Ethanol saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 390,895 shares, a drop of 33.8% from the January 31st total of 590,798 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 251,127 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View Pacific Ethanol's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Pacific Ethanol's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Pacific Ethanol own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Pacific Ethanol investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), Ballard Power Systems (BLDP), Micron Technology (MU), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Plug Power (PLUG), Twitter (TWTR), Green Plains (GPRE), Baidu (BIDU) and Novavax (NVAX).

Who are Pacific Ethanol's key executives?

Pacific Ethanol's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William L. Jones, Founder & Chairman (Age 69)
  • Mr. Neil M. Koehler, Founder, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Bryon T. McGregor, Chief Financial Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Michael D. Kandris, COO & Director (Age 71)
  • Mr. Christopher W. Wright, VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec. (Age 66)

Who are Pacific Ethanol's major shareholders?

Pacific Ethanol's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.17%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.17%), BlackRock Inc. (6.71%), DNB Asset Management AS (1.56%), Advisor Group Inc. (0.89%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.77%). Company insiders that own Pacific Ethanol stock include Bryon T Mcgregor, Larry D Layne, Michael D Kandris, Neil M Koehler, Paul Koehler and William L Jones. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pacific Ethanol.

Which major investors are selling Pacific Ethanol stock?

PEIX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Algert Global LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pacific Ethanol.

Which major investors are buying Pacific Ethanol stock?

PEIX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Advisor Group Inc. and United Services Automobile Association. Company insiders that have bought Pacific Ethanol stock in the last two years include Bryon T Mcgregor, Larry D Layne, Michael D Kandris, Neil M Koehler and Paul Koehler. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pacific Ethanol.

How do I buy shares of Pacific Ethanol?

Shares of PEIX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Pacific Ethanol's stock price today?

One share of PEIX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.02.

How big of a company is Pacific Ethanol?

Pacific Ethanol has a market capitalization of $49.87 million and generates $1.52 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas company earns $-60,270,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.42) on an earnings per share basis.

What is Pacific Ethanol's official website?

The official website for Pacific Ethanol is

How can I contact Pacific Ethanol?

Pacific Ethanol's mailing address is 400 CAPITOL MALL SUITE 2060, SACRAMENTO CA, 95814. The oil and gas company can be reached via phone at 916-403-2123 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ PEIX)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  249 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  188 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  437
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pacific Ethanol and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PEIX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PEIX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/26/2019 by Staff

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