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  • Is This Solar Stock About to Crumble?

    By Adrian Campos - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TSL, YGE

    Investors acquainted with First Solar's (NASDAQ: FSLR) stock must be accustomed to extreme price movements. While the overall stock performance for the past 12 months is amazing (up by 95%), strong negative movements are also very common. And just after releasing earnings for the second quarter of 2013, the stock's price started to fall quite fast (-21% this month). Such movements are generally uncommon and show us that more »

  • Much Ado about Nothing – European Solar Panel Makes to keep Dying like Flies

    By Sneha Shah - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: SOL, TSL, YGE

    The Chinese and Europeans have come to a deal regarding export of solar panels made in China to Europe. Under the deal, China will be allowed to export a maximum of 7 GW of solar panels at a price of 56 eurocents/ watt. This will provide some sort of floor to the solar panel prices in Europe and ostensibly provide relief to the European solar panel makers. We have analyzed 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 »

  • The European Party Is Over

    By Joshua Bondy - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TSL, YGE

    Forward thinking European nations like Germany and Spain have paved the way in developing solar power. The problem is that recessions and massive unemployment have a habit of stopping government subsidies. Investor confidence in the Spanish clean energy projects has been destroyed after the government announced it would retroactively cut subsidies. Germany recently stated it would pull the plug on its subsidies by 2018. Now, a number of solar manufacturers more »

  • How Sustainable is Solar Energy’s Rally?

    By Chris Lau - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CSIQ, JASO, TSL, YGE

    The rise and swoons in solar energy stocks over the last few years suggest the sector is purely speculative. Excess capacity undermines the fundamentals for firms, supporting the case that gains made in 2013 are short-lived. The timing is right to ask if the solar energy has its mojo back, rewarding patient investors with more gains.

    Solar Sector’s Background in a Nutshelff

    Shortly after the financial crisis, governments encouraged more »

  • Which of These 3 Solar Firms Is Right for You?

    By Phillip Woolgar - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: SPWR, TSL, YGE

    A rapidly growing world population coupled with increasing pollution demands something big: a green energy source that spans a hundred Olympic parks.

    In the UK, that's exactly what is being proposed through the use of solar panels. According to The Telegraph, the most pressing concern isn't how the government would manage to generate the electricity, but how it would accommodate such a massive supply.

    While the project is more »

  • 3 Stocks That Could Suffer a Speculative Sector Sell-Off

    By Chris Lau - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, FSLR, JASO, SNE, TSL

    Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have declined sharply in recent trading, an acutely worrisome trend for sectors that previously rose faster than the general market. This is not to say that the higher stocks rise, the harder they fall -- just that sectors that rose due to speculation risk falling heavily in the weeks and months ahead. Three of the most speculative sectors that could face a decline more »

  • Invest in Solar to Help Decrease Water Scarcity

    By Joshua Bondy - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TSL

    Without water human beings can't exist. Throughout large parts of the world, people are facing water shortages. Recent United Nations' data shows that significant water shortages commonly occur close to the equator. High temperatures and large amounts of sunshine only increase water constraints. At the same time, large amounts of sunshine have hidden benefits. Solar radiation can be used to power plants that generate fresh water. 

    Water difficulties are more »

  • Light Up Your Portfolio With These Solar Stocks

    By Anh HOANG - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TSL

    Charlie Munger once commented that humans have to ultimately take energy from the sun. Thus, solar power is the future of energy. Although many companies are trying to extract energy from the sun, not a lot of them are profitable. Among the U.S. solar companies, I noticed one which has experienced huge volatility over the past five years.

    Its stock price had skyrocketed from $28 per share in the more »

  • Value Opportunity or Value Trap?

    By Ted Cooper - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TSL, YGE

    Solar energy companies have had a rough go of it as competition and removal of subsidies has plunged the industry into the red. Moreover, with no sign of abatement, the losses are expected to continue at least through 2013.

    Despite the growing concern about the industry's strong reliance on subsidies, the biggest problem with the industry is the vast number of zombie companies that are propped up by lenders more »

  • First Solar: Value Opportunity or Value Trap?

    By Ted Cooper - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TSL, YGE

    Solar energy companies have had a rough go of it as competition and removal of subsidies has plunged the industry into the red. Moreover, with no sign of abatement, the losses are expected to continue at least through 2013.

    Despite the growing concern about the industry's strong reliance on subsidies, the biggest problem with the industry is the vast number of zombie companies that are propped up by lenders more »

  • First Solar: Value Opportunity or Value Trap?

    By Ted Cooper - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TSL, YGE

    Solar energy companies have had a rough go of it as competition and removal of subsidies has plunged the industry into the red. Moreover, with no sign of abatement, the losses are expected to continue at least through 2013.

    Despite the growing concern about the industry's strong reliance on subsidies, the biggest problem with the industry is the vast number of zombie companies that are propped up by lenders more »

  • Value Opportunity or Value Trap?

    By Ted Cooper - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, TSL, YGE

    Solar energy companies have had a rough go of it as competition and removal of subsidies has plunged the industry into the red. Moreover, with no sign of abatement, the losses are expected to continue at least through 2013.

    Despite the growing concern about the industry's strong reliance on subsidies, the biggest problem with the industry is the vast number of zombie companies that are propped up by lenders more »

  • Why First Solar Could Merit Investment Opportunity Of The Year

    By Alexander Cho - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CSIQ, FSLR, JKS, LDK, SPWR, TSL, YGE

    First Solar 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 price of the stock to soar by 33% last Tuesday. More important than just the earnings were the extremely strong guidance that was provided by First Solar. On Wall Street, guidance is literally the most significant forward indicator. Analysts use guidance more »

  • Which Are Solar Companies Attractive?

    By Anh HOANG - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TSL

    Charlie Munger has once commented that human being has to ultimately take energy from the sun. Thus, solar power is the future of energy. However, although many companies are trying to extract energy from the sun, not a lot of them are profitable. Among U.S. solar companies, I noticed one solar company, which experienced huge volatility in the past five years. The stock price had skyrocketed from $28 per 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 »

  • 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 »

  • First Solar Is a Solid Long-Term Bet

    By Anindya Batabyal - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TSL

    First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) is the best way for investors to gain exposure to the long-term growth potential of the global solar energy market. First Solar recently released its Q4 2012 results.

    The company posted Q4 2012 EPS of $2.04 and revenue of $1.08 billion. While EPS of $2.04 beat estimates of $1.76, revenue missed estimates by $240 million, due to the timing of revenue recognition more »

  • Tuesday's Post-Earning Movers: Are These Worth Buying?

    By Brian Nichols - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: CBRL, M, TWI, TSL

    Earnings and earning-related news is the number one catalyst for stock movement. A strong quarter can dictate the direction of a stock for the following three months as can a bad quarter; in the past I have written in detail about such subjects, a domino effect following a strong or bad quarter. In this piece I am looking at the early performance of Tuesday’s top movers following earnings. Then more »

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