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February 28, 2013
10:21 EDTTOT, SPWRSunPower climbs after analyst says stock can continue run-up
Shares of solar energy company SunPower (SPWR), which have jumped about 175% in the last three months, are advancing again after Citigroup analyst Shahriar Pourreza wrote that the company's stock can advance further. SunPower has a number of positive catalysts, including greater investor interest in solar energy stocks and the expansion of third party financing for solar energy companies, the analyst stated in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, SunPower's joint venture in Japan should generate significant growth and it is well-positioned to win a sizable share of new projects in the Middle East, which is expected to become a major player in solar energy, Pourreza contends. Finally, Total's (TOT) 66% stake in SunPower puts a floor under the stock and SunPower should benefit from its diverse product pipeline, added the analyst. Pourreza's price target on the shares was increased to $16 from $12 and the analyst maintained a Buy rating on the stock, which rose 80c, or 7%, to $12.50 in early trading.
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April 17, 2015
08:29 EDTTOTU.S. may be at, or near, peak oil output, WSJ says
New data and forecasts suggest lower crude prices are finally prompting U.S. energy companies to cut back their crude output, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from OPEC, the DOE and North Dakota. Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Publicly traded drillers and oil services companies include Baker Hughes (BHI), Diamond Offshore (DO), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Schlumberger (SLB), Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT). Reference Link
06:12 EDTTOTTotal plans to upgrade Donges, Le Mede refineries
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April 16, 2015
08:43 EDTSPWRSunPower's China joint venture with Apple to provide solar power in China
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April 15, 2015
06:52 EDTSPWRJapanese judge blocks relaunch of nuclear plants, NY Times says
A Japanese judge yesterday blocked the country's government from restarting two nuclear power plants, according to The New York Times. None of Japan's 48 reactors has been operating since the Fukushima disaster, and the judge's decision is potentially significant because it directly challenges the government's new nuclear safety standards, the newspaper stated, adding that the two affected reactors may not reopen for months or even years. Cameco (CCJ) develops uranium used by nuclear plants. Solar energy companies whose products may be used to supplement nuclear power in Japan include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
April 14, 2015
06:40 EDTTOTU.S. shale forecast, Yemen fighting lift oil prices, Reuters says
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April 13, 2015
13:59 EDTSPWRChina looking to deploy solar power station in space, Business Insider says
China intends to deploy a solar power station in space in 2020, according to Business Insider. Expected to orbit Earth, the station is supposed to utilize over six square kilometers of solar panels, the website stated. However, a few logistical problems must be solved, including the fact that current rockets do not have nearly enough power to propel a station of that magnitude into space, Business Insider added. Publicly traded Chinese solar companies include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), JA Solar (JASO), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
April 12, 2015
16:49 EDTTOTIEA says Iran nuke deal to have limited impact on supply for years, Reuters says
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April 9, 2015
08:21 EDTTOTRoyal Dutch Shell and BP yet to meet Abu Dhabi's sign-on fee, WSJ reports
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April 8, 2015
14:42 EDTSPWRAnalyst says solar to be disruptive in some markets by 2018
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07:43 EDTSPWRFirst Solar Yield Co. could add $5-$15 per share, says FBR Capital
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07:22 EDTSPWRSeasonality reason for NJ solar pricing softness, says UBS
UBS said the recent weakness in the New Jersey solar market is due to seasonal factors including a deceleration in the pace of the state's solar renewable target alongside the declining cost structure of solar. 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).
07:09 EDTSPWRSolar plus storage to be cheaper than competition in 2018, says Bernstein
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April 7, 2015
10:05 EDTTOTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Carnival (CCL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Crown Castle (CCI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Demandware (DWRE) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... JPMorgan (JPM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Pattern Energy (PEGI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... ResMed (RMD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Ryanair (RYAAY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Splunk (SPLK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Total (TOT) upgraded at RBC Capital... Verifone (PAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... XL Group (XL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
08:34 EDTSPWRCampbell Soup partners with SunPower for 1MW solar array
Campbell Soup (CPB), in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower (SPWR), announced that a 1-megawatt solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield has officially come online. Commercial operation for the solar array, which is generating the equivalent of 15% of the bakery’s annual energy demand, began on Dec. 26, 2014. By 2020, Campbell aims to reduce energy use by 35% per ton of product produced and source at least 40% of the energy used by the company from renewable or alternative energy sources.
07:01 EDTTOTTotal upgraded at RBC Capital
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06:43 EDTTOTOil retreats on reports of Iran, China talks, Reuters says
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06:15 EDTTOTTotal upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
April 6, 2015
06:41 EDTTOTOil up after Saudi Arabia increases prices for Asia, Reuters says
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April 5, 2015
18:12 EDTTOTOil falls after tentative nuclear deal for Iran, Reuters says
After a preliminary pact between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program the price of Brent oil fell nearly 4% on Thursday, says Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link

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