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A Boost For Solar Stocks: The Weakening Dollar

Many of the downgrades and earnings misses in the solar names over the past several months have come in part due to the strengthening dollar as much of the sales for these companies are denominated in Euros.  Barron’s is reporting that Barclay’s Capital analyst Vishal Shah says First Solar (FSLR), SunPower (SPWRA/SPWRB) and the Chinese solar companies stand to benefit the most.  A continued weakening of the dollar along with an Obama presidency certainly could … Read the rest

SunPower (SPWRA) Lowers Profit Guidance Due to Rising Dollar, Off 20%

Sunpower (SPWRA) is off about 20% this morning after reducing its 4Q and 2009 earnings forecast due to currency fluctuations.  The company indicated that due to changes in its global tax planning it has greater exposure to the euro which has been hit hard over the last couple months and will hit the company with a $17 million revenue loss in 4Q… Read the rest