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Analyst Reactions To First Solar (FSLR) Earnings

I thought I’d provide a short summary on some of the analyst reactions coming out after First Solar’s (FSLR) earnings report Thursday night.  In light of the half way decent quarter, it’s no surprise that nearly all of the analysts maintained their current ratings on the stock with some obviously remaining more bearish than others.

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JP Morgan maintained its Underweight rating and $115 price target.  The … Read the rest

Analyst Rating Roundup: LDK, RINO, AMSC

A few analyst ratings/notes to highlight this morning. 

The biggest was the two notch upgrade of LDK Solar (LDK) by Bank of America from Underperform to Buy due to lower risks of oversupply.  Following the LDK Solar earnings report, I mentioned that I thought the stock offered a very compelling entry down at these levels and has the potential to double or triple if you’re patient.  I still believe that.  Shares of LDK gapped … Read the rest

Analyst Rating Roundup On SunPower (SPWRA)

Several analyst ratings announcements and notes on Sunpower (SPWRA) following its earnings report to cover this morning… Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst comments.

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Citi maintains its Sell rating and lowered the price target from $15 to $12.  “In the very near-term, SPWRA has dramatically underperformed peers like First Solar (FSLR) (~3500bps in the past 7 weeks), thus hard to be overly negative even … Read the rest

Today’s Analyst Roundup: WFR, FSYS, ORA, ERII, JASO, TSL, ABB, ELON, RBCN

Another wild day and I’m busy watching the market and getting behind on green stocks updates!  Lots of analyst rating changes today..

Wunderlich Securities upgraded MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR) from Hold to Buy.  Shares of WFR of doing a decent job of holding all time lows despite being hammered after earnings and during yesterday’s market crash.  Get a Free WFR trend analysis here.


Craig-Hallum downgrades Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) Buy to Accumulate and slashed … Read the rest

Analyst Roundup: Buy EnerNOC (ENOC), Sell Evergreen Solar (ESLR)

A few analyst notes to tell you about this morning on EnerNOC (ENOC) which reported earnings last night and Evergreen (ESLR) which reported uninspiring results two days ago.  Clearly, these companies are heading in opposite directions and the analysts agree.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the following analyst comments.

Both UBS and Citi maintain their Sell ratings on ESLR.  UBS lowered the price target to below a buck at .90 and the FY10 EPS … Read the rest

Analyst Reactions To First Solar (FSLR) Earnings

Lots of analyst reaction to First Solar (FSLR) earnings last night.  Here’s the run down with a hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst commentary.

Buy Ratings

Brigantine Advisors reiterates its Buy rating and raises the price target from $144 to $150.
“Investor sentiment in the solar sector has been weak for much of this year, and we think the strong report from First Solar will go a long way to allay most concerns. … Read the rest

Citigroup Removes Veeco Instruments (VECO) From Top Picks List, But Maintains Buy

As I mentioned last night, Veeco (VECO) reported earnings about inline, but their guidance was extraordinary and it led to a decent gap up open in the stock this morning, despite being way overextended.  However, it’s giving it all back due to overall market weakness, profit taking and news that Citigroup has removed the stock from its Top Pick Live list.  However, Citi still maintains its Buy rating.  Hat tip to Street Insider for … Read the rest

Analysts On Solar – CSIQ, FSLR, WFR

A few noteworthy analysts comments and rating changes in the solar space today…

Soleil Securities reiterated its Sell rating on First Solar (FSLR) but back pedaled a bit saying they are raising their estimates and wouldn’t be short heading into earnings.  They still have a sub $100 price target.  How’s that for conviction.  Shares of FSLR were initially positive this morning, but are now trading down fractionally.  Get your FSLR Trend Analysis.

Morgan Stanley … Read the rest

Citi Upgrades MEMC Electronics (WFR) To Buy: "As Well Positioned Structurally As FSLR"

This morning Citigroup is upgrading MEMC Electronics (WFR) from Hold to Buy, added to its Top Picks and raised the price target to $24 (a 50% premium over the current price).

Hat tip to Notable Calls for the following notes (read full article for more detail)

– Starting to reap meaningful cost reduction in poly operations
– plunging poly prices already built into the stock and it will recover long before poly prices … Read the rest

Citi Maintains Hold On First Solar (FSLR), Raises Price Target

According to StreetInsider.com Citi is out with a hold on First Solar (FSLR) but is raising the price target from $130 to $150. 

Citi believes the solar industry is entering a sustainable period of secular growth with business models in the space “exhibiting positive earnings leverage.”

“Consistent with our investment framework, we believe that solar stocks, in general, should trade at a premium to the broader market given fundamental demand drivers that should fuel earnings … Read the rest