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July 18, 2014
12:48 EDTFSLR, TERP, CSIQ, SPWR, JKS, SUNESolar stocks rise after successful IPO in space
Shares of solar energy companies are rising after a solar energy company's subsidiary surged on its first day of trading. WHAT'S NEW: The shares of SunEdison (SUNE) subsidiary TerraForm (TERP) are surging 36% in early afternoon trading. TerraForm Power opened at $33.26 and was trading near $34 per share at midday, after its initial public offering priced at $25 per share. TerraForm was formed to own and operate assets that generate clean power and the company plans to pay dividends. In a note to investors yesterday, Josh Baribeau, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, wrote that TerraForm is a Yieldco. Subsidiaries of energy companies that own power plants and projects, Yieldcos typically trade on stock exchanges. Noting that TerraForm's IPO had priced at the high end of its expected range yesterday and was well oversubscribed, Baribeau wrote that this outcome reflects the strong demand for Yieldcos among investors. The Yieldcos provide investors with yield which is in high demand in today's low interest rate environment, the analyst stated. Additionally, as a result of the strong demand for Yieldcos' stocks, they provide their parent companies with "cheap and abundant capital," the analyst stated. SunEdison and TerraForm will grow their combined cash available for distributions at a faster rate than their target of 15% over the next three years, helping SunEdison's stock rise, the analyst stated. He kept a $30 price target and Buy rating on SunEdison. WHAT'S NOTABLE: A number of solar energy companies that own solar projects could form Yieldcos, research firm Trefis wrote in a Forbes column last month. Like Canaccord's Baribeau, Trefis believes that Yieldcos provide their parent companies with a cheap source of funding. Yieldcos also distribute most of their cash through dividends, Trefis stated. The firm named First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) as companies that could launch their own Yieldcos. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Terraform jumped 36% to $34 and SunEdison was down 1% to $22.76. Meanwhile, First Solar rose 1.4% to $62.29, SunPower climbed 2.7% to $38.71, JinkoSolar gained 2.8% to $26.75, and Canadian Solar (CSIQ) advanced 3% to $28.71.
News For TERP;SUNE;SPWR;FSLR;JKS;CSIQ From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
07:33 EDTTERP, SUNESunEdison partners with City of Long Beach to provide 2.5MW of solar power
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March 25, 2015
08:12 EDTSPWREnerNOC and SunPower announce strategic agreement
EnerNO (ENOC) and SunPower (SPWR) announced a strategic agreement that will enable SunPower's customers to verify the impact of their solar energy investments and drive optimum energy savings with EnerNOC's world-class energy intelligence platform. Under the three-year agreement, EnerNOC will exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise customer base, and SunPower will exclusively offer EnerNOC's energy intelligence software to its commercial and industrial solar customers in the U.S. and Canada. As part of the agreement, SunPower will start deploying EnerNOC's SaaS solution bundled with solar to its existing enterprise and institutional customers.
08:06 EDTSPWREnerNOC, SunPower announce strategic agreement
EnerNOC (ENOC) and SunPower Corp. (SPWR) announced a strategic agreement that will enable SunPower's customers to verify the impact of their solar energy investments and drive optimum energy savings with EnerNOC's world-class energy intelligence platform. Under the three-year agreement, EnerNOC will exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise customer base, and SunPower will exclusively offer EnerNOC's energy intelligence software to its commercial and industrial solar customers in the U.S. and Canada. As part of the agreement, SunPower will start deploying EnerNOC's SaaS solution bundled with solar to its existing enterprise and institutional customers. The agreement announced today is the latest in SunPower's strategy to invest in integrated technology solutions to help customers manage their cost of energy, reinforcing the company's evolution to offering Smart Energy solutions for its residential, commercial and utility customers. The agreement also advances EnerNOC's strategy to offer a broad and integrated software platform to support the energy management needs of its commercial and industrial customers.
07:31 EDTSUNESunEdison purchases 1K energy storage systems from Imergy
SunEdison announced that it plans to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries from Imergy Power Systems. The vanadium flow batteries will be used to store solar-generated electricity for SunEdison's rural electrification and solar powered minigrid projects in India. SunEdison will also increase its equity investment in Imergy. This aims to strengthen the supply relationship between the two companies as SunEdison begins deployment of its extensive rural electrification program in India.
07:07 EDTJKSJinkoSolar to supply 104MW dc of PV solar modules for Utah Red Hills project
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March 23, 2015
07:15 EDTCSIQCredit Suisse to hold a conference
18th Annual Asian Investment Conference is being held in Hong Kong on March 23-27.
March 20, 2015
09:24 EDTJKSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 20.1%... Rally Software (RALY), up 17.3%... Nike (NKE), up 5.2%... Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.3%... Cheetah Mobile (CMCM), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Prothena (PRTA), up 40.2% after reporting positive results from Phase 1 study of PRX002... Viggle (VGGL), up 26.9% after confirming receipt of offer from chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman... Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), up 8.5% after announcing new data analyses from FLINT trial... Biogen Idec (BIIB), up 9.7% after presenting positive interim results from study of aducanumab... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 5.2% after being upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... JinkoSolar (JKS), up 2.8% after announcing that it will supply 75 MWdc of its PV solar modules to Red Horse 2 project and following a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD). DuPont is up just under 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AK Steel (AKS), down 6.8%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 4.9%... Tiffany (TIF), down 3.3%. ALSO LOWER: Macerich (MAC), down 7.7% after Simon makes $95.50 per share "best and final" offer.
07:06 EDTJKSJinkoSolar and DuPont sign strategic collaboration agreement
JinkoSolar (JKS) announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD), which reflects the companies' interests in furthering the growth and adoption of efficient and reliable solar generated electricity. Areas of potential collaboration include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of solar cells and panels, including through development and supply of advanced materials including DuPont Solamet PV19x series photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride films, as well as co-marketing collaborations aimed at promoting the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to help address the world's growing energy needs.
06:55 EDTFSLR, CSIQ, SPWRU.S. delegates to work with China on environmental issues, China Daily says
The U.S. government is sending several high-level representatives to China in an effort to advance cooperation on energy, the environment and climate change, China Daily reported yesterday. The two countries signed a major climate change deal in November, the newspaper noted. Publicly traded companies in the solar energy space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
06:33 EDTJKSJinkoSolar to supply 75 MWdc of PV solar panels to Red Horse 2 project
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March 19, 2015
06:37 EDTJKSJinkoSolar plans to build cell & module manufacturing facility in Malaysia
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March 18, 2015
11:29 EDTJKSSolar sector could get new boost from China raising solar energy targets
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09:08 EDTJKSSentiment towards China solar names improving, says Roth Capital
After China raised its 2015 solar installation target, Roth Capital says that the country could significantly increase its 2020 solar target, boosting China solar stocks further. Roth identifies .Daqo New Energy (DQ), JA Solar (JASO), JinkoSolar (JKS), and Trina Solar (TSL) as the names in its coverage most likely to benefit directly from such a revision. It keeps Buy ratings on all the stocks named.
07:32 EDTTERP, SUNESunEdison to provide Georgetown, Texas, with 150 MW of solar power
SunEdison (SUNE) will construct new solar plants in West Texas to supply the City of Georgetown with 150 MW of solar power for 25-years. The SunEdison solar plants will be interconnected in 2016, and will provide over 9,500 gigawatt-hours of clean energy to Georgetown through 2041. Upon completion, SunEdison expects to offer this project for investment to TerraForm Power (TERP).
07:05 EDTJKSJinko Power signs strategic project development agreement with CDBL
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06:30 EDTCSIQ, JKSChina raises 2015 solar energy target, Barron's says
China increased its 2015 solar energy installation target to 17.8 gigawatts from 15 gigawatts previously, according to Barron's.Additionally, Beijing abandoned its previous practice of setting targets for both large scale utility solar facilities and rooftop projects, which should help Chinese solar companies, Barron's quoted Deutsche Bank as saying. Chinese solar stocks rallied in New York yesterday. Companies in the sector include JinkoSolar (JKS) Trina Solar (TSL) Canadian Solar (CSIQ),, Yingli Green Energy (YGE), and JA Solar (JASO). Reference Link
March 17, 2015
08:10 EDTJKSJinkoSolar estimates Shangrao city workshop fire damages RMB500.000-RMB1M
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March 16, 2015
07:32 EDTCSIQBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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