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Analysts Weigh In On First Solar (FSLR) Ahead Of 2010 Guidance Webcast

First Solar (FSLR) will issue 2010 guidance in a webcast on Wednesday and analysts are weighing in ahead of the event.

Hat tip to StreetInsider for following the analyst comment from Pacific Crest:

Mark Bachman at Pacific Crest really went out on a limb and said the meeting should have one of two results – “up or down.” He said 2010 capex and 2011 EPS are the key metrics at the event. Long-term investors will … Read the rest

Barrons: Barclays Warns Of Trouble Ahead In Solar Industry

According to Barrons, Barclays Vishal Shah came out with a warning today saying trouble in the solar sector is far from over and cut the sector to Neutral.  Solar stocks are under pressure today on the warning, but the report out of LDK Solar last night isn’t helping either.  Both of the solar ETFs (tickers TAN, KWT) are breaking back below their 50 day moving averages with heavy volume today.

The warning was issued due … Read the rest

Barclays Cautious On Q2 Solar Earnings; Cuts Price Targets on FSLR, ENER, STP & YGE

Solar stocks were slammed today as oil prices continued to retreat and the cautious comments out of Barclays didn’t help either.  Barrons reported this morning that analyst Vishal Shah is cautious on solar heading into Q2 earnings because of the magnitude of the recent rally and the unlikelihood of  US & China demand picking up the Germany slack.

He made price cuts as well:

– ENER from $13 to $17 on customer financing
– FSLR … Read the rest

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