Wells Fargo Just Slashed Its Price Target on NuScale Power (SMR) Stock


  • NuScale Power (SMR) stock is falling on Tuesday alongside the price cut.
  • The firm also downgraded shares of SMR stock today.
  • This comes amid concerns about its nuclear power plants.
SMR Stock - Wells Fargo Just Slashed Its Price Target on NuScale Power (SMR) Stock

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NuScale Power (NYSE:SMR) stock is in the news Tuesday after analysts at Wells Fargo cut their price target for the nuclear power plant company’s shares.

This new drop has the analysts decreasing the price target for SMR stock from $7.50 per share to $4.50. That’s a potential 55% downside from its prior closing price. It’s also well below the analyst consensus price prediction of $8.65 per share.

To go along with this price target reduction, Wells Fargo downgraded SMR from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating. That’s below the analyst consensus rating of moderate buy based on five opinions.

What’s Behind the Bear Stance on SMR Stock?

The Wells Fargo analysts raise several concerns about NuScale Power in a recent note to clients. The biggest problem is NuScale Power failing to secure any customers for its VOYGR nuclear power plants.

Another concern that Wells Fargo analysts raise is the competitiveness of NuScale Power’s products. The firm notes that it doesn’t know how well the nuclear power plants will fair when compared to other methods of power generation.

SMR stock is down 29.1% as of Tuesday morning with more than 7 million shares traded. That’s already surpassed its daily average trading volume of about 2.9 million shares.

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