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June 4, 2014
13:29 EDTSPWR, FSLRFirst Solar climbs after tariffs imposed on Chinese competitors
Shares of solar energy company First Solar (FSLR) are rising after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would impose duties of 18.5%-35% on imports of many Chinese solar energy products. A number of research firms wrote that First Solar would benefit from the tariffs. WHAT'S NEW: In a preliminary decision, the Commerce Department imposed duties on many Chinese solar energy imports. Additionally, the department closed a loophole by imposing the tariffs on products whose main parts come from China, but are assembled in other countries. While today's move by the Commerce Department is preliminary and is subject to changes later this year, the U.S. will begin collecting the tariffs before a final decision is made permanent, The New York Times reported. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Credit Suisse analyst Patrick Jobin wrote that the tariffs were positive for First Solar. The import duties will make First Solar's panels more cost competitive in the U.S., since its panels will not be subject to the duties, the analyst explained. Another company whose panels are likely to become more competitive in the U.S. as a result of the tariffs is SunPower (SPWR), Jobin believes. Meanwhile, Northland Securities analyst Colin Rusch wrote that First Solar and SunPower would both "clearly" benefit from the ruling. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Also today, an Indian court delayed until July 7 a hearing on First Solar's challenge of New Dehli's preliminary determination that the company had dumped solar panels in the Indian market, according to Bloomberg. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, First Solar rose 5% to $66, while SunPower jumped 8% to $35.
News For FSLR;SPWR From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
16:12 EDTSPWRSunPower announces exclusive agreement with Sunverge
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09:33 EDTFSLRSouthern Company selects First Solar to expand solar development in Georgia
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06:36 EDTFSLR, SPWRU.S. announces tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanese solar companies, NY Times says
The U.S. announced that it would impose tariffs of 26.7%-78.4% on the imports of most Chinese made solar panels, and tariffs of 11.45%-27.5% on solar cells made in Taiwan, according to The New York Times. Duties of 27.6%-50% will be imposed on modules made in China, the newspaper quoted the Commerce Department as saying. American officials still hope that they can reach a settlement with the Chinese on solar trade issues, the newspaper stated. 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
December 16, 2014
10:42 EDTFSLRFirst Solar calls active on renewed takeover speculation
First Solar December 41.5 and 42 calls are active on total call volume of 5K contracts (3K puts) following renewed takeover speculation. December call option implied volatility is at 64, January and February is at 48; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:07 EDTFSLRRumor: First Solar moves off lows on renewed takeover chatter
Share of First Solar (FSLR) are moving higher on renewed speculation Siemens AG (SIEGY) may be acquire the company.
09:59 EDTSPWROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:16 EDTSPWROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:09 EDTSPWRSunPower upgraded at Morgan Stanley
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06:34 EDTSPWRSunPower upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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December 15, 2014
10:10 EDTSPWR, FSLRSolar stocks could be volatile ahead of ITC/ITA decisions, says Brean Capital
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08:04 EDTSPWRSunPower invests $20M in Tendril
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December 10, 2014
11:57 EDTFSLRStocks with call strike movement; NFX FSLR
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08:05 EDTFSLRFirst Solar announces strategic investment in Clean Energy Collective
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