Power-One, Inc.

  • Some Renewable Energy Businesses

    By Damon Churchwell - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, FSLR, PWER.DL

    ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB), in April, agreed to acquire Power-One (NASDAQ: PWER.DL) for $6.35 per share. Power-One's primary business segment is Renewable Energy Solutions, as the company is a supplier of power supply products. ABB's intent is to gain a greater presence in the market for photovoltaic products, or solar inverters.  Management believes the market is set to grow 10% annually through 2021.

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  • A Hidden Solar Small Cap Gem is up 300% from its recent low

    By Sneha Shah - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: ENPH, FSLR, GE, GTAT, LDK, PWER.DL, SI, SCTY, SPWR, STP

    US Solar Stocks are on a bull run

    Solar stocks have been rising rapidly in the recent months along with the general stock market and improving industry fundamentals. The buyout of Power-One (NASDAQ: PWER.DL) for a substantial premium by European giant ABB has improved the sentiment as well. While the Chinese solar stocks are still under pressure due to the bon defaults by Suntech (NYSE: STP) and LDK Solar (NYSE: LDKmore »)

  • Industrial Giants Keying In To Big Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE, LUFK.DL, PWER.DL

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) and ABB (NYSE: ABB) have both announced big acquisitions, and there are lessons to learn from their purchases.

    Industrial Conglomerates

    GE and ABB are both large industrial conglomerates. ABB hails from Switzerland and has operations in more than 100 countries around the world. GE is a U.S. company with a similar geographic reach. Although GE is over four times the size of ABB, they are more »

  • Advanced Energy - A Solid Growth Company

    By HM Joshi - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AEIS, MKSI, PWER.DL

    According to a U.S. Solar Market Insight report, the solar market grew by 7% in terms of megawatts capacity in 2012, as compared to previous year. The market for solar energy devices is growing, as the usage of solar energy grows worldwide. There are several industry-level as well as business-level catalysts that are poised to drive growth for the solar energy sector.

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  • Finding an Investment Story on the Grid

    By Robert Hanley - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AZZ, PWER.DL, POWR

    It’s no secret that America needs to upgrade its electricity grid, the infrastructure that delivers power to millions of homes and businesses across the country.  While fossil fuels provide the source for most of that power today, renewable energy will be increasingly important as its production costs reach parity with traditional fuels.  Even Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been getting in on the action, with large investments in more »

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Buy in Clean Energy

    By Paul Franke - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AEIS, AMAT, FAN, GTAT, PWER.DL

    If you believe, like we do, fossil fuel prices will continue to outpace general inflation rates in coming years, now may be “the” best time to acquire alternative and Clean Energy investments at incredibly low, out-of-favor valuations.  As the cost of technologically advanced, clean power and energy generation continues to decline, we are on the verge of an important crossover in demand curves for renewable energy versus the traditional, consumable, combustible and finite resources of coal, oil and gas.

  • STAMPEDE! Translates as Opportunity in This Market

    By Charlie Wagner - January 26, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, AAPL, INTC, PWER.DL

    The recent plunge, maybe panic in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) gave me a window to the psychology of this market -- I hope.

    Apple is not a normal investment or even curiosity for me. I don't like Apple, I don't use their products and I am not a consumer products or retail technology investor. Furthermore, I ought to be selling equities not buying, so I violated several of my personal more »

  • How to Invest Like a Deep Value Financier

    By Robert Baillieul - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: BHE, PWER.DL, RSH, TLAB, WMAR

    Deep value investors are a special breed.

    Like their conventional value cousins, deep value investors focus on buying stocks at material discounts to their intrinsic value. However, deep value investors will often look into the strangest places to find opportunities; distressed assets, penny stocks, spinoffs, etc.

    How can you emulate their strategies? Let’s take a look at one tool in the deep value investor’s arsenal: liquidation value.

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  • Reviewing Power-One

    By Stephen Benz - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: FSLR, GE, PWER.DL, SI

    I find researching new investment ideas to be way more exciting than thinking about the companies I already own.  I am guilty of treating my portfolio like a Ronco Rotisserie: “set it and forget it.”  I’ve been fooling myself into thinking this is OK because I am a buy and hold investor with a very long time horizon, therefore since I have no immediate plans to sell any of more »