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March 5, 2014
13:05 EDTTSL, JASO, JKS, CSUN, CSIQSolars fall after Canadian Solar misses expectations
Shares of a number Chinese solar energy companies are falling after one of the names in the sector, Canadian Solar (CSIQ), reported lower than expected earnings and provided lower than expected first quarter revenue guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Canadian Solar's fourth quarter earnings per share came in at 39c, versus analysts' consensus outlook of 41c. However, the company's revenue was slightly higher than expected. Canadian Solar noted that its solar module shipments had jumped to 621 megawatts last quarter, up from 478 megawatts in the previous quarter. However, its gross margin dropped to 19.5% in Q4, down from 20.4% in Q3. For Q1, Canadian Solar expects its revenue to come in at $415M-$430M, versus the consensus outlook of $517.78M. On its earnings conference call, the company stated that its Q1 sales have been hurt by the severe weather conditions in North America, which caused about $100M of its revenue to be delayed until future quarters. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Calling pollution a major problem, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang earlier today said the government would "declare war" on smog, Bloomberg reported. This emphasis on combating pollution could affect the pace of China's solar energy push. Earlier this year, China's government reported that Beijing plans to accelerate the development of solar energy in an effort to reduce its air pollution. Meanwhile, another company in the sector, JinkoSolar (JKS), yesterday reported significantly stronger than expected Q4 results. On another negative note for the sector, Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori Solar said today that it would not be able to make interest payments on bonds due on Friday, according to Reuters. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, JinkoSolar sank 5.4% to $34, Trina Solar (TSL) gave back 1.8% to $16.07, China Sunergy (CSUN) fell 2.2% to $5.60, JA Solar (JASO) dropped 5.8% to $10.15, and Canadian Solar tumbled 12.5% to $38.20.
News For CSIQ;JKS;TSL;CSUN;JASO From The Last 14 Days
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February 27, 2015
14:23 EDTCSIQCanadian Solar weekly volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
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06:40 EDTJKSJinkoSolar volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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February 23, 2015
18:02 EDTTSL, CSIQ, JASOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:25 EDTTSL, JASO, CSIQFirst Solar, SunPower rally after saying they are in talks to form YieldCo
Solar stocks are moving up in extended trading this afternoon after First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) announced that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint YieldCo vehicle. WHAT'S NEW: First Solar and SunPower announced that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint YieldCo vehicle to which they each expect to contribute a portfolio of selected solar generation assets from their existing portfolio of assets. Upon the execution of a master formation agreement, the parties intend to file a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of limited partner interests in the YieldCo. Formation of the YieldCo and completion of the IPO are subject to, among other things, the execution of definitive documentation, each party’s board approval and regulatory approval. PRICE ACTION: First Solar is up over 10% to $54.90 in the after hours while SunPower is higher by over 12% to $31.27. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other solar stocks gaining in after-hours trading include SolarCity Corporation (SCTY), Trina Solar (TSL), JA Solar Holdings (JASO), SunEdison (SUNE), and Canadian Solar (CSIQ).
February 19, 2015
13:18 EDTJASO, TSL, CSIQIsrael's SolarEdge to launch IPO
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13:04 EDTJKSDeutsche, Canaccord still upbeat on SolarCity despite Q1 guidance miss
The shares of SolarCity (SCTY) are falling after the company reported a higher than expected fourth quarter loss. However, Deutsche Bank and research firm Canaccord remained upbeat on the stock in notes to investors earlier today. Solarcity installs solar energy systems at residences and businesses. BACKGROUND: SolarCity reported a Q4 loss of ($1.33) per share, versus the consensus outlook for a ($1.27) per share loss. SolarCity's Q4 revenue, however, was roughly in-line with expectations and the company said that its backlog as of the beginning of 2015 was large enough to cover much of its expected installations for the first half of the year. Additionally, SolarCity reiterated its guidance for 920-1000MW of solar installations for 2015. SolarCity estimated, however, that its Q1 per share loss would come in at ($1.65)-($1.75), versus the consensus outlook for a ($1.25) per share loss. ANALYST REACTION: Deutsche Bank analyst Vishal Shah wrote that SolarCity had executed well, while demand for its installations is strong. Moreover, the company's cost reduction plan looks to be running ahead of schedule, and its 2015 shipments look poised to come in ahead of its guidance, Shah believes. The analyst did, however, write that SolarCity's Q4 bookings were "somewhat" below his expectations and declined versus Q3. Nonetheless, the analyst continued to identify the stock as one of his top picks in the solar sector and kept a $90 price target and Buy rating on the name. Also upbeat on SolarCity was Canaccord analyst Jed Dorsheimer. He raised his price target on the shares to $67 from $64 following its results. SolarCity has had record bookings over the last 30 days and the company should come close to setting a bookings record in Q1, the analyst wrote, adding that its deployments should ramp in Q2 and Q3 as seasonal factors subside. Dorsheimer kept a Buy rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, SolarCity fell 6.3% to $53.48. Other names in the solar sector also declined, with SunPower (SPWR) falling 1.8%, JinkoSolar (JKS) dropping 1.5%, and Vivint Solar (VSLR) losing 2.3%.
February 17, 2015
07:06 EDTCSIQCanadian Solar acquires six solar projects in UK
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