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Hapoalim Securities: Gloomy Days Ahead For Most Solar Stocks (FSLR, WFR, STP, SPWRA)

In a Barron’s interview this weekend, Hapoalim Securities solar analyst Gordon Johnson reiterated his bearish call on the sector due to oversupply and soft demand.  He sees a supply vs demand ratio of 7.1GW:4.4GW for this year and 10.8GW:6GW for next year, so sees it getting worse, not better.  When asked about the recent run in solar stocks, he attributed it to the excitement over China’s feed in tariff program and said the excitement is … Read the rest

Barrons: First Solar’s (FSLR) Largest Customer (Phoenix Solar) Warns, Stock Plunges Further And Headed to 150

According to Barron’s, First Solar’s (FSLR) largest customer Phoenix Solar (according to Hapoalim Securities analyst Gordon Johnson), has issued a warning, saying not to rely on previous earnings estimates due to a continued decline in pricing for solar modules, customer buying resistance and increased devaluation requirement for current inventories.  The company will only issue guidance once prices have stabilized but they do expect positive EBIT for the year. 

Based on this, Gordon Johnson issued a … Read the rest