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January 17, 2013
09:45 EDTCREE, CREE, AYI, AYI, ITRI, ITRI, ORA, ORA, GTAT, GTAT, PWER, PWER, FSLR, FSLR, WFR, WFR, SPWR, SPWR, ENPH, ENPHJefferies' alternative energy analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Alternative Energy Reynolds discusses his recently updated views on the industry including companies FSLR, WFR, SPWR, ENPH, PWER, GTAT, ORA, ITRI, AYI and CREE on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 17 at 10 am.
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November 30, 2015
11:29 EDTFSLROptions with increasing put volume; FSLR MON COH TEVA JD BLOX CLR
08:29 EDTAYIAcuity Brands price target raised to $268 from $211 at Canaccord
Canaccord increased its price target on Acuity as the firm thinks that the company is poised to make a transition towards a tiered solutions strategy which should accelerate its top line growth and provide meaningful gross and operating leverage. The firm expects the company's earnings and share price to be boosted by favorable new construction trends. It keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
November 29, 2015
20:19 EDTFSLR, SPWRBill Gates to announce multibillion-dollar clean energy fund, Bloomberg says
Bill Gates and certain of his fellow philanthropists will announce Monday a multibillion-dollar fund for clean-energy technologies, reports Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunEdison (SUNE), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL), Solar City (SCTY) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
November 24, 2015
15:38 EDTCREEOptions with increasing volume: SUNE HPQ TSM PMCS TSO EPI A DE CREE
November 17, 2015
17:03 EDTORAOrmat says chairman Bronicki to resign, Beck to succeed
Ormat Technologies announced that Yoram Bronicki has resigned from his position as the chairman of the company's board of directors, effective November 16. The board of directors has appointed Stanley Stern as a director to fill the vacancy on the board, and appointed current director Gillon Beck as chairman of the board. Beck previously served as chairman from May 2012 until June 2014. Both appointments are effective upon Bronicki's resignation.
13:29 EDTFSLR, SPWRSunEdison selloff continues, shares down 23%
Shares of SunEdison (SUNE) continue to be weak and are down 23% to $3.49 in afternoon trading. Dan Loeb's Third Point last night disclosed it no longer owns the stock while David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital disclosed a reduced stake. Deutsche Bank analyst Vishal Shah lowered his price target for SunEdison this morning to $16 saying language in Vivint Solar's (VSLR) quarterly filing around SunEdison debt financing could concern some investors. SunEdison's solar peers are also weak, with SunPower (SPWR), First Solar (FSLR) and SolarCity (SCTY) all in the red.
08:03 EDTFSLR, SPWRSolar module makers outlook positive, says Bernstein
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November 16, 2015
11:48 EDTENPHEnphase Energy to host analyst day
Analyst Day to be held in New York on November 17 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
11:30 EDTFSLRLoeb exits SunEdison while Deutsche says liquidity worries overdone
Deutsche Bank said that investors' fears that SunEdison (SUNE) will run out of liquidity are unfounded, as the solar energy company is not poised to suffer any liquidity events. Meanwhile, quarterly filings are showing that several prominent hedge funds have exited or trimmed their stakes in SunEdison and another firm downgraded the shares of a SunEdison subsidiary. LIQUIDITY WORRIES OVERDONE: Investors are worried about SunEdison's liquidity, but these fears are overdone, wrote Deutsche Bank analyst Vishai Shah. Only about $3B of the company's total $12B debt consists of recourse loans, the analyst stated. Additionally, in the near-term, investors are primarily worried about a $510M payment that SunEdison has to make in connection with its acquisition of the company Wind Energy, according to the analyst. Although SunEdison will not be able to sell its wind projects to TerraForm (TERP) due to the "disarray" of alternative energy financing markets, SunEdison will instead drop the projects into one of its warehouses, enabling it to recognize cash margins for the projects, the analyst explained. Additionally, the interest owed by SunEdison's project development company will only amount to about $150M, versus the $210M per quarter shown on its income statement, Shah stated. The discrepancy is due to the consolidation of its subsidiaries and the non-recourse debt it holds, he explained. Shah kept a $28 price target and Buy rating on SunEdison shares. HEDGE FUND UPDATES: Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors lowered its stake in SunEdison last quarter, while Dan Loeb's Third Point sold its entire stake in the solar energy company last quarter, their quarterly filings disclosing their positions as of September 30 revealed. TERRAFORM DOWNGRADE: There is "substantial doubt" about TeraForm's ability to profitably buy assets from SunEdison or third parties, according to UBS analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith. The analyst said he reached this conclusion because of TeraForm's 10%+ dividend yield and deteriorating balance sheet. Given the yieldco's recently revealed need to invest significantly more capital in projects than expected, its balance sheet will be more stressed than he had predicted, the analyst explained. Dumoulin-Smith lowered his price target on TerraForm to $14 from $30 and downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy. ANOTHER TO WATCH: After meeting with First Solar's (FSLR) management last week, Shah wrote today that he was more confident about the company's upcoming products and earnings. Although investors are concerned about the company's 2017 earnings outlook, its 2017 earnings should grow to over $4 per share that year, he believes. Among the factors that will increase First Solar's profits are cost reductions, capacity expansion, and strong backlog growth, he believes. Shah kept a Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, SunEdison fell 8% to $4.53, TerraForm sank 9% to $12.56 after earlier reaching a 52-week low of $12.51 earlier in the session and First Solar was fractionally higher at $52.90.

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