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Alt Energy Stocks Follow Crude Oil’s Ups and Downs

In the four and a half trading days since last Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil for January delivery has dropped about 3.7%. Solar panel maker ...
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Solar, Alt Energy Stocks Short Interest Reacts to Falling Crude Prices

We are adding a number of alternative energy stocks to our short interest coverage this week. As crude oil prices continue to fall the impact of the lower prices on ...
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How Low Crude Prices Crush Alternative Energy Stocks

Alternative energy stocks have gotten hammered, along with other energy stocks, since last Thursday’s meeting of OPEC’s oil ministers at which it was decided not to cut crude oil production ...
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Is the Solar Industry Really Getting Well?

In 2013 the global solar panel industry installed about 39,000 megawatts of new modules. At least one industry analysis firm, NPD Solarbuzz, estimates the solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will rise ...
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SunPower 2015 Guidance Puts Solar Stocks in the Shade

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) has some painful news regarding its 2015 guidance ahead of its 2014 analyst day. The guidance also hurt SunPower considerably, and it has spilled over into other key ...
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Why Analyst Still Sees Over 50% Upside in First Solar

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) has had a hard time since earnings were released last week. While not too many analysts have stuck their neck out, the independent research firm ...
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Short Sellers Don’t Believe Solar Stocks Can Continue Recent Run Higher

Changes in short interest of solar stocks generally rose during the two-week period to October 31. Partly that is due to better performance by the various companies, performance that short ...
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First Solar Earnings Rise on Tax Benefit, Revenues Fall Short

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) reported third quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday night. The solar PV maker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and $889 ...
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What SolarCity Says About First Solar Earnings

After U.S. markets close Thursday, solar panel maker First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) will report third-quarter results. Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $0.64 on revenues of $1.05 ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks Rises Even as Share Prices Drop

Short interest in solar stocks generally rose during the two-week period to October 15. Three of the four non-bankrupt companies we have followed saw short interest grow during period, and ...
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J.P. Morgan Sees Big Buying Opportunity in Battered Solar Stocks

Solar and alternative energy stocks as a whole fall into the high beta category. That is the category of stocks that have been hit the hardest in the current market ...
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Have Solar Stocks Sold Off Too Much?

If one sector is sensitive to market sell-offs or to lower and lower crude oil prices, it is the alternative energy sector -- including solar energy. Well, the solar energy ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks Overshadowed by Bankruptcy Filing

There has been a major shake-up in the solar-related stocks we cover during the two-week period to September 30. Short interest rose in four of the five companies, share prices ...
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Analysts Signal Solar Risks and Opportunity in Japan

Out of Japan's 10 vertically integrated utilities, five serve 26% of the nation’s peak electricity demand. These same companies announced a temporary suspension in grid connection applications for solar projects. ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Solar Stocks

Three of five solar stocks we track for short interest saw a decline during the two-week period to September 15. And even though one stock’s share price fell by a ...
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