Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • Is First Solar a Good Investment?

    By Jay Yao - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, STP

    First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) stock has been bipolar. After being left for dead in 2012, First Solar's stock price has increased more than 200% from the June 2012 lows. The European budget crisis that led to decreased solar subsidies is now in the rear view mirror but the solar industry is still suffering from chronic oversupply. With the recent pullback, should investors invest in First Solar?

    Enormous demand 

    There more »

  • Why This Solar Stock Might Present a Bargain

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, STP

    The biggest challenge for solar power companies has always been to reduce costs and attain sustainable profitability. SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) has yet to achieve this goal, but it is making strategic moves to improve its future potential. 

    SunPower's strategic moves

    In late June, President Obama announced his Fresh Climate Change strategy, with a focus on reducing emissions from coal plants. SunPower's stock appreciated approximately 20% over the next more »

  • Which Solar Stock Can Best Drive Your Profits?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CSIQ, STP, TSL

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) and Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) are suffering from the torrid supply-demand conditions prevalent in the solar energy market these days. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where these solar energy companies stand. This will make a largely statistical case for which stock is the best bet for your profits.

    Business updates

    Canadian Solar has managed more »

  • Four Promising Stocks in the Solar Industry

    By Damian Illia - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CSUN, SOL, SUNE, STP

    As the world becomes greener, solar companies should grow. SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), ReneSola (NYSE: SOL), China Sunergy (NASDAQ: CSUN) and Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) seem particularly well-positioned to benefit from the growing demand for solar technology. Let´s take a closer look at eachcompany in order to understand why they would be good investment opportunities.

    The big-fish

    SunEdison (formerly known as MEMC Materials) is a semiconductor and solar technology more »

  • Can This Company Stage a Comeback?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: SI, SPWR, STP

    The embattled Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) is a giant solar products manufacturing company. Until 2011, the company was the largest solar company in terms of market share listed in the Chinese and the U.S. stock markets. The company’s crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules production is unmatched by any other company in the industry. The PV modules are known to convert light energy into electricity for industrial, commercial more »

  • Is the Sun Starting to Shine on SunPower?

    By Joshua Bondy - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, STP, YGE

    SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) has a number of catalysts that are boosting its outlook. The Chinese-European trade war, Japan's favorable feed in tariffs and strong partnerships are changing the company's prospects. Momentum traders have taken hold of the stock and sent it flying, but fundamental investors should be aware that this boom is more than just hot air. 

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    SPWR Cash from Operations TTM data by YCharts


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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 »)

  • A Few Reasons Why This Stock Deserves More Limelight

    By Alexander Cho - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, LDK, STP, YGE

    First Solar's (NASDAQ: FSLR) recent earnings announcement turned a lot of heads, as analysts were quite thrilled and surprised with the results. The company’s results were enough to cause the stock to soar 33% last Tuesday. More important was the extremely strong guidance provided by First Solar.

    On Wall Street, guidance is literally the most significant forward indicator. Analysts use guidance as a means to predict earnings one more »

  • Chinese Solar Company Bankrupt

    By Mike Thiessen - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: STP, TSL, YGE

    Suntech Power (NYSE: STP) is a Chinese solar panel manufacturer that has sought bankruptcy protection in the Chinese courts last week with regard to its Wuxi Suntech division. The firm has over $2 billion in outstanding debt and is working to restructure operations; over $1.1 billion is held by Chinese government banks.  The parent has not filed bankruptcy.

    Suntech Power’s filing bankruptcy

    Suntech Power Holdings primarily designs, builds more »

  • Chinese Solar Company Bankrupt

    By Mike Thiessen - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: STP, TSL, YGE

    Suntech Power (NYSE: STP) is a Chinese solar panel manufacturer that has sought bankruptcy protection in the Chinese courts last week with regard to its Wuxi Suntech division. The firm has over $2 billion in outstanding debt and is working to restructure operations; over $1.1 billion is held by Chinese government banks.  The parent has not filed bankruptcy.

    Suntech Power’s Filing Bankruptcy

    Suntech Power Holdings primarily designs, builds more »

  • Is Solar a Speculator's Paradise?

    By Joshua Bondy - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, RDS-B, SCTY, STP

    In the long run, solar has a very encouraging future. Even petroleum powerhouse Shell foresees a world where solar is the largest energy source. But the market's short-term dynamics are not as encouraging.

    Solar has a stubborn and persistent oversupply problem. Many nations want to increase their share of global production and consumption, wreaking havoc on prices. Any potential solar investor should be aware of what they are getting more »

  • The Sun Is Setting on China's Solar Industry

    By Leo Sun - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: LDK, STP, TSL, YGE

    The sun is setting on the Chinese solar industry - once one of the hottest growth sectors in the world. Years of declining revenue, contracting margins and negative profit growth have finally taken their toll, smothering industry leader Suntech (NYSE: STP), once the largest solar company in China, under a mountain of debt.

    Suntech once tied First Solar as the largest solar company in the world by factory capacity. That explosive more »

  • This ETF Is a Case Study in “De-worsification”

    By Brian Shaw - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMRC, FSLR, ITC, PBW, STP

    Recently, I made the argument that PowerShares’ Water Resources ETF is poised to beat the market thanks to inevitable trends in demand for fresh water. However, the benefits of owning a diversified basket of stocks that can take advantage of global trends will only lead to market outperformance if you take time to develop an understanding of the ETF's components, the weighting of specific companies (or particular niches within more »

  • A Foolish Take on Solar

    By Dana Blankenhorn - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TAN, LDK, KWT, SCTY, STP, YGE

    This should be a good time to hold some solar, but most stocks in the sector are down, and the major ETFs covering the space, TAN (NYSEMKT: TAN) and KWT (NYSEMKT: KWT), are both down 35% year-over-year.

    What's wrong with solar stocks? Nothing, per se. The sector continues to grow, costs continue dropping across the board, and more locations are passing through grid parity or convergence, the point at more »

  • This Solar Company Just Avoided Potential Bankruptcy

    By Mike Thiessen - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, HSOL, STP

    As of March 11, 2013, Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP) has narrowly avoided an expected bankruptcy filing by agreeing to a two-month delay in the repayment of its massive $540 million bond facility. While this agreement temporarily removes the existential threat that had been hanging over Suntech for the past several months, it is obviously not a permanent solution.  

    Under the terms of the agreement, the company has until May more »

  • Dear Trina Solar, I'm Back! - Billionaire Ken Griffin

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, LDK, STP, TSL, YGE

    Per a 13G filing with the SEC, billionaire investor and founder of Citadel Investment Group Ken Griffin has returned as a Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) shareholder. He now owns 6.2% of Trina's outstanding shares, over 252 million shares. The last time Griffin owned a meaningful stake in Trina was the fourth quarter of 2008, where his stake was over 135 million shares. This recent purchase is just one more »

  • Not All Solar-Panel Makers Can Shine Brightly

    By Jay Wei - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, STP

    Solar-panel makers probably saw the worst of their industry in 2012. While increased solar-panel supply resulting from more companies entering the market caused unprecedented price declines, demand for solar-panel installation in residential homes and commercial buildings did not pick up accordingly. Even with lowered costs, upfront investments for solar energy are still considered high, if not totally unaffordable, by average consumer standards. Such market dynamics can really work against solar-panel more »

  • Solar Stocks Look to Rally Following Berkshire's Move

    By Brian Nichols - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, LDK, SPWR, STP, TSL

    Most stocks trade at a higher multiple compared to their sales. This is of course dictated by industry, as some sectors trade with more optimism. However, the solar industry might be the most undervalued space in the market, and the recent acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway is solid proof.

    If you look through most of the high-profile technology companies you will find that most trade with a price/sales ratio over more »

  • 3 Well-Positioned Solar Power Companies

    By Mary Posey - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, STP

    Energy is an ever-changing industry.  Alternative energy is the new buzzword these days as more and more companies vie for a foothold in this field.  Solar panels are more recognizable throughout the nation as they can be spotted on the roofs of parking structures, office buildings, government buildings, and even some residences.  They are no longer just for hippies.  As these products become more mainstream the companies that manufacture them more »

  • Stay Away From This Investment

    By Shmulik Karpf - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: FSLR, SPY, SCTY, SPWR, STP, TSL

    The solar industry is an industry that is so easy to fall in love with. After all, what could possibly be better than producing electricity out of thin air (or sun..)?

    Most people believe that solar companies are a win-win. Customers pay a one-time fee for installation and are able to maintain a monthly paycheck from the solar company, whose panels are installed in their homes. The panel company (usually more »

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