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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: First Solar, NII, NRG, Ulta, Under Armour and More

Stocks are adjusting to a period of the post-Fed rate hike timing guidance and tensions with Russia. Investors want to make money on the upside, but they want to avoid the ...
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Top 12 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AU, APO, ASTX, ATML, BSX, CAT, FUN, CRL, CI, CBST, DUK, EMC, GFI, NEE, PNRA, SIX, TUMI, TCB, XEL)

Investors and traders generally stay on the lookout for new ideas that will generate positive returns or income for their portfolio. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, BSFT, CMS, D, ERIC, KBR, KCG, NWSA, POT, SIRI, SONS, DDD, USB, XEL)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday. Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) cut to Hold at Brean Murray Carret. ...
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9 Utilities Set To Raise Dividends (DUK, AWK, AWR, XEL, DTE, AEP, CEG, D, ETR, FE, NEE, PNW, PPL, PGN)

If you have seen one trend that has lasted in 2011 it is that companies are hiking their dividend payouts for their shareholders.  Many classic investment models are based almost ...
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Alternative Energy Watch: US Nukes Safe Americans Tell Gallup; Wind Installations Lag in 2010 (ARVCF, EXC, DE, AMAT, ASML, WFR, SPWRA, STP, YGE, XEL, GE, PCG)

It is time for our daily review of the alternative energy sector. The pollsters at Gallup asked US citizens in the last week of March if they thought US nuclear ...
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Natural Gas — The ‘American Idol’ Of Energy

U.S. utilities, which are under pressure to use more environmentally friendly fuel sources, are increasingly betting their future of natural gas at the expense of coal. As Bloomberg News notes, ...
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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (CSCO, CRXL, ITW, LVS, NFLX, POT, PT, SUPM, WRI, XEL)

These are some of this Wednesday's top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms: Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Cut to Underperform at First ...
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Dividend Hike Onslaught (ACE, CLX, DPS, NOC, SWY, XEL)

It felt like the pace of dividend hikes was slowing down.  Wrong.  There were at least six big hikes today that came from the likes of ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), ...
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Dividends or Not, Utilities Need To Perform (XLU, SO, D, DUK, FPL, AEP, ETR, FE, EIX, PGN, PPL, XEL, DTE, AES, CEG, NRG, CPN, AYE, NU, PNW, POM, NST, OGE, TE)

Investors love dividends, and big stable utility stocks often have some of the highest dividends of any class of stocks.  There has just been one problem... Dividends or not, utilities ...
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MEMC’s Solar Christmas Order (WFR, XEL)

If anyone in the solar space could use an order for Christmas, it is MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (NYSE: WFR).  The company's SunEdison solar services unit, just received an order ...
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Analyst Looks More Positive on Utilities (AEP, DUK, EXC, PCG, PEG, UTL, XEL, ED, FPL, PNW, PGN, SCG, SO, IDU)

Oppenheimer is making a new call in the utility sector.  It looks a bit mixed between positive and somewhat cautious calls this morning, but it is important to note that ...
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When Power Companies Underwrite Appliance Recycling (ARCI, XEL)

Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI) is far from a household name.  Xcel Energy, Inc. (NYSE: XEL) is known, literally, if you live in parts of Colorado, Michigan, ...
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Power Generation Results Mixed (D, XEL, NRG, EXC, RRI)

Three large electric utilities reported earnings this morning, and the results are could be better, but they could also be worse.  Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) and NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) ...
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More Solar Power Comes to Colorado (XEL, SPWRA)

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) plans to build a 17-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado using cells from SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR-A). The plant is expected to be completed by the ...
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Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades (ASML, ATMI, WFR, PALM, PFCB, PRAA, RAH, TXN, WOOF, XEL)

These are some of the top pre-market analyst calls we have seen this Friday morning.... Friday the 13th: ASML (ASML) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank. ATMI (ATMI) Raised to ...
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