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January 6, 2014
10:08 EDTFSLR, SCTYFirst Solar drops after Goldman cuts rating to Sell
Shares of First Solar (FSLR) are sinking after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to Sell in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: First Solar is poorly positioned, as the company "has virtually no exposure" to the rapidly growing rooftop solar market, Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee wrote. The company, which gets almost all of its revenue from utilities, is likely to see its earnings decline, the analyst predicted. He downgraded the stock to Sell from Buy and cut his price target on the shares to $45 from $61. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Lee is much more upbeat about the outlook for another name in the solar sector, Solar City (SCTY). He upgraded the stock to Conviction Buy from Neutral, citing the company's large exposure to the rooftop solar market. Lee, who expects the rooftop solar market to expand at a 45%-plus compound annual growth rate in the U.S. until 2016, raised his price target on Solar City to $80 from $65. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, First Solar sank $3.70, or 6.5%, to $53.05, while Solar City jumped $7, or 12%, to $66.25.
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September 19, 2014
06:41 EDTFSLRGlobal solar cell demand in 2014 estimated at 40GWp, DigiTimes says
Taiwan-based makers expect global solar cell demand in 2014 is estimated at 40GWp, reports DigiTimes. Of that amount, 11GWp will be in China, 8GWp in Europe, 7GWp in Japan, 5GWp in US and 1.3GWp in India. According to the sources, China- and Taiwan-based makers together have a total annual capacity of 39-42GWp in 2014, enough to meet global demand. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
September 18, 2014
07:21 EDTFSLRSolarbuzz: Five APAC markets to have 60% of solar PV demand, DigiTimes says
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September 17, 2014
08:18 EDTFSLRCanadian Solar price target raised to $45 from $40 at FBR Capital
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07:36 EDTFSLRWolfe Research to hold a conference
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September 16, 2014
11:56 EDTSCTYStocks with call strike movement; PBR SCTY
Petrobras (PBR) January 20 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 54, SolarCity (SCTY) January 80 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 53 according to IVolatility.
September 15, 2014
14:00 EDTSCTYSolarCity calls active on wide price movement
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September 12, 2014
13:03 EDTFSLRSolar stocks rise after Trina says can't keep up with demand
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September 11, 2014
14:10 EDTFSLRIndia to invest $100B in renewable energy, Economic Times says
India will invest $100B in renewable energy over the next four years, the country's Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said today, according to Economic Times. The country has also decided not to impose tariffs on foreign solar energy companies, the minster indicated, according to the newspaper. Publicly traded solar energy companies include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). GE (GE) makes wind turbines. Reference Link
September 9, 2014
11:47 EDTFSLRStocks with call strike movement; FSLR VRTX
First Solar (FSLR) March 80 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 42, Vertex (VRTX) January 105 call option implied volatility increased 6% to 41 according to IVolatility.
September 8, 2014
09:14 EDTSCTYSolarCity weak since competitor IPO prospectus, says Roth Capital
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