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More Analyst Reaction To First Solar (FSLR) Guidance, Generally Neutral/Slightly Bullish

UBS maintains its Buy rating and increases the price target from $150 to $160. The firm increases its 2011 and 2012 EPS estimates from $8.80 and $9.50 to $9.15 and $10.00.

Needham & Company upgraded from Underperform to Hold but indicated the valuation remains rich and investors should focus on solar stocks with lower multiples such as JA Solar (JASO) or LDK Solar (LDK).

JP Morgan raised the price target from $105 to $115.

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Green Stocks Ratings Roundup (ITRI, AMSC, SPWRA)

Barclays came out with a few calls yesterday, maintaining its Equalweight rating  on both  Itron (ITRI) and American Superconductor (AMSC).

The firm has a $70 price target on ITRI which is about 15% higher than the current price.  They are raising 2010 estimates from $3.35 to $3.65 and 2011 estimates from $3.67 to $4.06.  Shares of ITRI are increasingly bullish in recent weeks, getting back above resistance of the 50 day moving average.  In my … Read the rest

Analyst Rating Roundup – CREE, ZOLT, ANDE

A few analyst rating changes to tell you about today.

Bank of America (BAC) is maintaining its Buy rating on Cree Inc (CREE) and increased 2012 EPS estimates to $3.21 per share.  Shares of CREE are holding the flat line today despite a healthy down day in the overall market.

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Morgan Joseph began coverage of Andersons (ANDE) with a Buy rating and $48 price target.  … Read the rest

Needham & Wedbush Opposites On EnerNOC (ENOC)

EnerNOC (ENOC) reported very strong earnings results this morning, but traders feel much of that is priced in already as the stock is off about 6% on heavy volume.  Two analysts came out with opposing views.. ah that’s what makes a market eh?  Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst comments.

Needham & Company reiterated its Buy rating on EnerNOC (ENOC) and $37 price target.  “The demand response space is proving to be fundamentally … Read the rest

Analyst Rating Roundup: ESE, ITRI, ELON, ESLR, SOLF

Several analyst rating changes to tell you about this morning.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst commentary.

Needham & Company reiterated a Buy on Echelon Corp (ELON), but lowered the price target from $11 to $10.
“While uncertainty remains on the pace of uptake at utilities exploring AMI solutions as well as at current customers such as Duke, we continue to believe that Echelon has a solid technology offering that not only addresses … Read the rest

Demand Response Analyst Ratings Updates On EnerNOC (ENOC), Comverge (COMV)

Needham & Company is reiterating its Buy rating on Comverge (COMV) and price target of $14 after the company reported earnings last night.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst comments.

“We continue to view Comverge’s momentum in US residential (along with its improving presence in C&I) as vital to maintaining its position among the elite in the evolving demand response space. Further, we hold a positive view of the company’s growing turnkey … Read the rest

Morning Analyst Ratings (COMV, FSLR, CREE)

Needham & Company has initiated coverage on Comverge (COMV) with a Buy rating and $14 price target.  Shares of COMV could use a boost.  They remain in a down trend and there is resistance all the way up to the 11.15 level of the 200 day moving average.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the following analyst comment:

“Overall, we view Comverge’s strong presence in US residential demand response (along with its building presence in … Read the rest

Today’s Analyst Rating Roundup (AONE, HEV, VLNC, FSLR, SPWRA, ERII)

Several analyst rating notes to make you aware of today.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst notes.

Needham & Company has initiated coverage on AONE, HEV and VLNC.

Initiated coverage on A123 Systems (AONE) with a Hold rating and $10 price target.  “Although we believe that A123 Systems has the potential to be a successful company in the long term, there are several near-term risks that could negatively affect AONE shares. The intellectual … Read the rest

Needham Updates Solar Stock Ratings (FSLR, SPWRA, SOLF, STP, JASO)

Needham & Company has come out with updates on their ratings of several solar stocks.  Hat tip to Street Insider for the analyst comments:

Initiated coverage on First Solar (FSLR) with an Underperform and $92 price target.
“As the world’s largest producer of solar panels with the best cost structure, First Solar is benefiting from strong near-term demand and a growing pipeline of utility scale solar projects. However, we are concerned that margins will deteriorate … Read the rest

Macquarie Upgrades First Solar (FSLR); Needham Maintains Buy On Applied Materials (AMAT)

A couple analyst ratings notes in the solar space this morning. 

Needham reiterated its Buy rating on Applied Materials (AMAT) and price target of $18 following its earnings report last night. “AMAT F2Q10 (Apr) results beat expectation and guidance was above consensus. We believe the report was largely inline with buy-side expectations. We are encouraged by the company’s decision to take further steps to scale back SunFab, but we are a bit disappointed by the … Read the rest