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March 14, 2013
07:01 EDTYGE, ESLR, LDK, SWI, FSLR, TSL, CSIQ, SCTY, STP, SPWR, JASOU.S. solar energy installations jumped in 2012, NY Times says
The amount of new solar energy capacity installed in the U.S. jumped 76% last year versus 2011, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the industry's main trade group, will report later today, according to The New York Times. The jump was fueled by an oversupply of cheaper solar panels made in China, the newspaper explained. Reference Link
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July 24, 2015
06:34 EDTSCTYSolarCity upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
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July 23, 2015
08:25 EDTSPWRSunPower to build 100 MW solar power plant for NV Energy
SunPower has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy to build a 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant planned for construction in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City, Nevada. The project is expected to create approximately 200 jobs during construction, which is anticipated to commence before the end of 2015, with commercial operation planned in 2016. SunPower acquired the project from KOMIPO America earlier this year.
July 22, 2015
08:13 EDTSPWRDominion and SunPower partner to supply solar power to New Jersey homeowners
Dominion (D) subsidiary Dominion Retail and SunPower (SPWR) announced a collaboration of the two companies to offer SunPower solar power systems to New Jersey homeowners. Dominion will provide program details to residents through a marketing campaign scheduled to begin this summer.
July 21, 2015
09:10 EDTSCTYSolarCity has positive read through from Vivint deal, says Roth Capital
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08:09 EDTYGEYingli Green Energy subsidiary selected for 50MW solar power plant in China
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07:16 EDTCSIQCanadian Solar announces construction, financing loan from Manulife
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July 20, 2015
16:22 EDTSCTYOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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12:08 EDTSCTYOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday in the first trading day of a week that will be light on domestic economic data but heavy on earnings reports. Investors will be receiving profit reports from about 25% of the companies on the S&P 500 this week, making this the highest volume earnings week of this season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released. In Europe, Greece reopened its banks three weeks after closing as the country worked out another bailout agreement. The country announced it has started the process of paying off its creditors, including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, with a bridge loan it just received. COMPANY NEWS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) agreed to buy the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies (UTX) for $9B, noting the price is "effectively reduced" to $7.1B after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. Shares of Lockheed, which also reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance, gained nearly 2% after the Sikorsky announcement and saying it will conduct a strategic review of its government IT infrastructure services business and technical services business... Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were little changed near noon after the bank reported earnings and revenue, excluding certain adjustments, that topped analysts' consensus forecasts... SunEdison (SUNE) announced a deal to acquire Vivint Solar (VSLR) for approximately $2.2B, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes. In connection with the proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power (TERP) which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523 MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922M in cash. Shares of Vivint rose 44% following the announcement, while SunEdison's stock gained 4% and TerraForm dropped 3%. Fellow residential solar installer SolarCity (SCTY), which is backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk, rose 7% following the deal in the space. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exelixis (EXEL), which rallied 43% after the company reported that a study of cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival. The shares were indicated to rise even more in early pre-market trading, but lost some of their gains after Bristol-Myers (BMY) announced that its Opdivo study was stopped early after showing superior overall survival in a Phase 3 study of previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Bristol-Myers rose a bit less than 1% to trade near $70 per share after its own announcement. Also higher was PayPal (PYPL), which gained more than 5.5% in its first day of trading after being spun out of eBay (EBAY). Meanwhile, eBay shares rose over 2%. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) dropped 8% after posting lower than expected sales and profits in its fourth quarter and warning that while it should have an adequate supply of its primary feed ingredients, the company expects that prices will be "volatile" in the year ahead. Also lower were shares of several gold miners, including Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM), which each fell about 11%, as gold prices declined about 2% near midday. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 31.66, or 0.18%, to 18,118.11, the Nasdaq was up 9.81, or 0.19%, to 5,219.96, and the S&P 500 was up 2.82, or 0.13%, to 2,129.46.
11:27 EDTSCTYSunEdison acquisition implies higher SolarCity valuation, says Raymond James
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07:03 EDTCSIQCanadian Solar completes grid connection of three solar power plants in Japan
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July 17, 2015
16:24 EDTSWIOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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12:38 EDTSWIOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:05 EDTSWIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Accretive Health (ACHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Best Buy (BBY) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Cablevision (CVC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Credit Suisse (CS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Domino's Pizza (DPZ) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... First Quantum Minerals (FQVLF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... First Republic (FRC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Fresenius SE (FSNUY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Golden Minerals (AUMN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... JD Wetherspoon (JDWPY) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... NV5 Holdings (NVEE) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Natural Gas Services (NGS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Global Hunter... Primoris (PRIM) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Receptos (RCPT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... SKF AB (SKFRY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... STAG Industrial (STAG) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... SolarWinds (SWI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Syntel (SYNT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... TECO Energy (TE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Tangoe (TNGO) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Tegna (TGNA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI.
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09:07 EDTSWIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:34 EDTSWISolarWinds weakness creates an attractive entry point, says Cowen
Cowen noted the license revenue shortfall in Q2 for SolarWinds, which it called surprising, and as a result believes the weakness in the shares is justified. However, in the past, management has demonstrated its ability to adapt and the firm feels the weakness has created an attractive entry point. Cowen reiterated its Outperform rating and $48 price target on SolarWinds shares.
07:02 EDTTSLTrina Solar's s PV modules receive UL1500V certification
Trina Solar's TSM-PE05A and TS-PE14A polycrystalline modules have received UL1500V certification from Underwriters Laboratories, a global independent safety science company. The UL1500V award certifies that the Modules are allowed to be used in PV systems with a maximum system voltage of 1500V, significantly higher than the existing 1000V of most modules on the market. Furthermore, the 1500V certification demonstrates that the Modules produced by Trina Solar meet higher technical standards and quality requirements.
06:30 EDTSWISolarWinds downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
Baird downgraded SolarWinds to Neutral and lowered its price target to $50 from $60 following the shortfall in Q2 license growth within core products NetMAN and SysMan.
06:19 EDTSWISolarWinds downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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05:54 EDTSWISolarWinds price target lowered to $56 from $62 at Jefferies
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