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FBR Upgrades Sunpower (SPWRA); Oppenheimer Downgrades MEMC Electronics (WFR)

Here are some analysts calls on SPWRA and WFR following last nights earnings reports.

FBR upgraded Sunpower (SPWRA) from Market Perform to Outperform and doubled the price target from $20 to $40.  The firm noted that while while earnings were a mixed (beat on revenues, but lower margins), the upgrade is driven by increased business prospects in the rooftop solar market, which SPWRA’s will capitalize on.   They expect funding for larger ground mounted systems … Read the rest

More Solar Analyst Downgrades & Price Cuts: STP, SOLR, YGE, SPWRA, WFR, JASO

Here’s a rundown of today’s analyst notes on several solar names according to StreetInsider.com


– Raymond James downgrades Suntech Power (STP) from Strong Buy to Outperform and has price target of $15
– FBR downgrades GT Solar (SOLR) from Outperform to Market Perform
– Credit Suisse downgrades JA Solar (JASO) from Outperform to Neutral
– Wedbush Morgan downgrades SunPower (SPWRA) from Strong Buy to Buy and slashed the price target from $100 to $32.  … Read the rest

Trina Solar (TSL) Raises Guidance

As if to provide a large middle finger to FBR analyst Mehdi Hosseini, who yesterday cut the target price of Trina Solar (TSL) in half based on silicon supply shortages, Trina Solar (TSL) is out this morning actually raising its guidance, citing strong sales and distribution of products.  The company now expects 3rd quarter revenues in the range of 285 – 294 million, up from a range of 250 -265.

“We expect to strengthen … Read the rest