What's Going On With Enphase Energy Stock?

BY Benzinga | ECONOMIC | 11/14/23 01:37 PM EST

Enphase Energy Inc (ENPH) shares are trading higher by 15.4% to $90.62 Tuesday afternoon, despite a lack of company-specific news for the session. The stock may be moving on overall market strength amid optimism following CPI data.

What Happened With CPI Data?

In October 2023, US inflation slowed to 3.2% from September's 3.7%, surpassing economists' expectations of 3.3%. This decline hinted at a continuing downward trend following a summer rise. Before the CPI report, market forecasts indicated an 86% likelihood of unchanged interest rates in December.

Traders were contemplating the possibility of up to three rate cuts in the next year, possibly starting in June...

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Why This Matters To ENPH Investors

Lower inflation suggests less pressure on the Federal Reserve to aggressively raise interest rates to curb inflation. This scenario can benefit growth stocks like Enphase Energy (ENPH), as lower interest rates make borrowing cheaper, potentially spurring investment and expansion for companies.

Additionally, lower inflation can enhance consumer purchasing power, potentially driving increased demand for Enphase Energy (ENPH)'s products and services. Investors might perceive these conditions as favorable for the company's growth prospects, contributing to a rise in its stock price.

According to data from Benzinga Pro, ENPH has a 52-week high of $339.92 and a 52-week low of $73.49.

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