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August 13, 2014
12:16 EDTJASO, JKS, TSL, FSLR, CSIQCanadian Solar soars after results top estimates
Shares of solar power company Canadian Solar (CSIQ) are soaring after the company posted better than expected second quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Canadian Solar reported Q2 earnings per share of 95c and revenue of $623.8M, easily beating consensus estimates of 58c and $577.65M, respectively. Q2 solar module shipments were 646 MW, compared to 500 MW in the first quarter and versus guidance in the range of 600 MW to 630 MW. Gross margin was 19.0%, compared to 14.7% in Q1, and versus guidance in the range of 17% to 19%. CEO Dr. Shawn Qu said, "Our second quarter shipments and revenue came in above the high end of our guidance led by strong module demand out of Japan, Germany, the UK and the US, as well as progress in the build-out of our utility-scale solar projects in Canada. Gross margin in the second quarter improved significantly to 19.0% compared to 14.7% in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting solid execution of our total solutions business strategy, as well as higher module ASP and shipment volume. We believe we remain one of the solar industry's best positioned companies given our diverse manufacturing footprint and advanced-stage project pipeline in Canada, Japan, the U.S., and China. We are making steady progress in key developing markets in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa, and we continue to see robust demand for our solar energy solutions products and services across all geographies and market segments." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Canadian Solar forecast Q3 revenue of $760M-$810M, versus consensus of $784.75M. Q3 gross margin was seen at 19%-21%, with module shipments of 720MW-750MW. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Northland said it was encouraged by Canadian Solar's Q2 report and expects backlog value to increase as lower cost of capital comes into the market. It said the company's module pricing and margin are holding up better than spot market data suggests, primarily due to its limited exposure to the China module market. The firm also said execution on its project business is improving and expects Street estimates to be revised higher. Northland had an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Canadian Solar rose $4.47, or about 18%, to $29.44 on nearly three times its average daily trading volume. Including today's advance, the stock is up approximately 150% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the solar space include: Trina Solar (TSL), JA Solar (JASO), First Solar (FSLR), and JinkoSolar (JKS), all of which are higher on the session.
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March 26, 2015
07:07 EDTTSLTrina Solar announces shipment of 6.9MW Trinasmart PV modules in UK
Trina Solar announced it has supplied 6.9 MW of Trinasmart PV modules to Anesco's ground mounted solar farm in the UK that was commissioned in March 2015. The installation incorporates patented Trinasmart technology, a complete solution that includes power optimisation to increase system performance by up to 20 per cent together with monitoring built into the module junction box.
March 25, 2015
07:07 EDTJKSJinkoSolar to supply 104MW dc of PV solar modules for Utah Red Hills project
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March 23, 2015
07:15 EDTCSIQCredit Suisse to hold a conference
18th Annual Asian Investment Conference is being held in Hong Kong on March 23-27.
07:01 EDTJASOJA Solar announces positive results for PV modules in high grade hail test
JA Solar announced that all of its PV modules have passed the high-grade hailstone impact test conducted by TUV Rheinland. During the high-grade hailstone impact test, hailstones with a diameter of 45 millimeters strike the glass surface of JA's modules at a speed of 30.7 meters per second. In contrast, hailstones used in the standard hailstone impact test strike are only 25 millimeters in diameter and strike modules at a speed of only 23 meters per second. The anti-kinetic energy impact performance of JA modules is ten times the original industry standard.
March 20, 2015
09:24 EDTJKSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 20.1%... Rally Software (RALY), up 17.3%... Nike (NKE), up 5.2%... Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.3%... Cheetah Mobile (CMCM), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Prothena (PRTA), up 40.2% after reporting positive results from Phase 1 study of PRX002... Viggle (VGGL), up 26.9% after confirming receipt of offer from chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman... Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), up 8.5% after announcing new data analyses from FLINT trial... Biogen Idec (BIIB), up 9.7% after presenting positive interim results from study of aducanumab... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 5.2% after being upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... JinkoSolar (JKS), up 2.8% after announcing that it will supply 75 MWdc of its PV solar modules to Red Horse 2 project and following a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD). DuPont is up just under 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AK Steel (AKS), down 6.8%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 4.9%... Tiffany (TIF), down 3.3%. ALSO LOWER: Macerich (MAC), down 7.7% after Simon makes $95.50 per share "best and final" offer.
07:06 EDTJKSJinkoSolar and DuPont sign strategic collaboration agreement
JinkoSolar (JKS) announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD), which reflects the companies' interests in furthering the growth and adoption of efficient and reliable solar generated electricity. Areas of potential collaboration include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of solar cells and panels, including through development and supply of advanced materials including DuPont Solamet PV19x series photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride films, as well as co-marketing collaborations aimed at promoting the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to help address the world's growing energy needs.
06:55 EDTJASO, CSIQ, TSL, FSLRU.S. delegates to work with China on environmental issues, China Daily says
The U.S. government is sending several high-level representatives to China in an effort to advance cooperation on energy, the environment and climate change, China Daily reported yesterday. The two countries signed a major climate change deal in November, the newspaper noted. Publicly traded companies in the solar energy space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
06:33 EDTJKSJinkoSolar to supply 75 MWdc of PV solar panels to Red Horse 2 project
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March 19, 2015
06:37 EDTJKSJinkoSolar plans to build cell & module manufacturing facility in Malaysia
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March 18, 2015
11:29 EDTTSL, JASO, JKSSolar sector could get new boost from China raising solar energy targets
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09:08 EDTTSL, JKS, JASOSentiment towards China solar names improving, says Roth Capital
After China raised its 2015 solar installation target, Roth Capital says that the country could significantly increase its 2020 solar target, boosting China solar stocks further. Roth identifies .Daqo New Energy (DQ), JA Solar (JASO), JinkoSolar (JKS), and Trina Solar (TSL) as the names in its coverage most likely to benefit directly from such a revision. It keeps Buy ratings on all the stocks named.
07:05 EDTJKSJinko Power signs strategic project development agreement with CDBL
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06:30 EDTJKS, TSL, JASO, CSIQChina raises 2015 solar energy target, Barron's says
China increased its 2015 solar energy installation target to 17.8 gigawatts from 15 gigawatts previously, according to Barron's.Additionally, Beijing abandoned its previous practice of setting targets for both large scale utility solar facilities and rooftop projects, which should help Chinese solar companies, Barron's quoted Deutsche Bank as saying. Chinese solar stocks rallied in New York yesterday. Companies in the sector include JinkoSolar (JKS) Trina Solar (TSL) Canadian Solar (CSIQ),, Yingli Green Energy (YGE), and JA Solar (JASO). Reference Link
March 17, 2015
08:10 EDTJKSJinkoSolar estimates Shangrao city workshop fire damages RMB500.000-RMB1M
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March 16, 2015
07:32 EDTCSIQBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:01 EDTJASOJA Solar supplies 35.1 MW of modules to solar farm in Central America
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