Solar stock weakness seems overdone, says JPMorgan JPMorgan attributes the 7% selloff in Tier-1 solar company stocks since May 15 to negative news from Yingli (YGE) and Hanergy Thin Film. The firm believes Yingli's issues are company-specific and that Trina Solar (TSL) results are a better barometer for the solar industry than Yingli and Hanergy. The firm's top picks in Alternative Energy are Canadian Solar (CSIQ) and SolarCity (SCTY). It also has Overweight ratings on Cree (CREE), Enphase Energy (ENPH) and Veeco (VECO).
Enphase Energy announces strategic partnership agreement with Swiss Solar Enphase Energy announced a strategic partnership agreement with Swiss Solar Technics SA, a full-service solar installer based in Saxon, Switzerland, to deliver its market-leading Enphase solar energy systems to Swiss residential and commercial customers.
On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ascena Retail (ASNA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Enphase Energy (ENPH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham... Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded on Vantiv outlook at Oppenheimer... Hortonworks (HDP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... NetEase.com (NTES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Potash (POT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Cowen... Reed Elsevier (RUK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Royal Caribbean (RCL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Sysco (SYY) upgraded at Credit Suisse... THL Credit (TCRD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Tempur Sealy (TPX) upgraded on Sealy gross margin improvement at Longbow... TriState Capital (TSC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest.