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Broadpoint AmTech Maintains Buy Rating On First Solar (FSLR) Ahead Of Earnings

I posted earlier about FBR Research and Piper Jaffray maintaining their ratings on First Solar (FSLR) ahead of earnings and Broadpoint is chiming in with a maintain as well.  They have a Buy rating and $165 price target on FSLR and are holding to it through earnings on Thursday.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the following analyst comment:

“FSLR is scheduled to report 4Q09 results on Thursday, after the market close. We anticipate healthy … Read the rest

Cree Inc (CREE) & JA Solar (JASO) Get Downgrades

Cree Inc (CREE) is being hit with another downgrade this morning, this time from Brigantine Advisors (first I’ve heard of them) to a Sell rating due to valuation concerns.  Hat tip to StreetInsider.com for the following analyst comment:

“Based upon our checks, we believe that demand and pricing for LEDs was very robust in the December quarter, and Cree likely enjoyed strong business trends. Seasonally strong demand from Notebook PCs and LED-backlit televisions appear to … Read the rest

First Solar (FSLR): Soleil Downgrade, Broadpoint Raises Price Target To $250

A tale of two analyst comments today on First Solar (FSLR) with Soleil Securities downgrading the stock and Broadpoint Amtech maintaining its Buy rating and raising the price target to $250 based on the potential for several catalysts.

Hat tip to StreetInsider for the following analyst notes:

The catalysts highlighted include:

The 2009 Analyst Day: FSLR is scheduled to host an Analyst Day on June 24 in Las Vegas where we expect management to highlight … Read the rest

Analysts: Buy American Superconductor (AMSC), Downgrade Evergreen Solar (ESLR)

Analysts are out with a few notes this morning – an initiation of coverage on American Superconductor (AMSC) with a BUY and a downgrade of Evergreen Solar (ESLR) to NEUTRAL.

According to StreetInsider.com, Piper Jaffray downgraded ESLR to Neutral for the following reasons:

– rapidly losing polysilicon cost advantage
– low visibility in financial impact of outsourcing production to Asia
– minimal balance sheet flexibility for pursuing expansion in Asia

Broadpoint AmTech Initiates Coverage … Read the rest