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Baird Starts Coverage on 2 Top Solar and Renewable Energy Stocks

If there is one segment that may have a lot of room to run in the years to come, it is solar power and renewable energy. With some expecting that ...
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Governments Pay $5.3 Trillion in Global Energy Subsidies

Government globally subsidizes consumers’ energy costs by a total of $5.3 trillion, about 6.5% of global GDP and more than the gross domestic product of all but the world’s largest ...
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Is Yingli Solar About to Implode?

In its annual Form 20-F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Friday, Chinese solar PV maker Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) said, “There ...
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JA Solar Looks Forward Following Big Revenue Miss

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Monday. The China-based solar panel maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per American depositary share (ADS) of ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Still Sees Big Upside in SolarCity and Vivint

The big solar companies have reported earnings and investors are wondering if there will be continued strength as these companies go forward. Solar stocks are in the process of recovering ...
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High Costs, Expenses Dim Vivint Solar Earnings

Vivint Solar Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) reported first-quarter 2015 results after markets closed Tuesday. The solar installer reported an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.57 on revenue of ...
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Did Short Sellers Call a Bottom in Solar Stocks?

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks was mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on April 30. With some exceptions, share prices fell during the period. Short ...
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Can Plug Power Live Up to Its Promise?

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Monday. The fuel cell maker reported an adjusted diluted net loss per share loss of $0.07 and $9.4 ...
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TerraForm Global Files for IPO

TerraForm Global Inc. filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing, but the ...
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What to Expect From Tesla Earnings

When Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reports first-quarter earnings after markets close Wednesday, all the attention on the company will refocus away from batteries and back onto cars. The company ...
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Why First Solar YieldCo Will Dominate

Both First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) recently reported first-quarter results that fell far short of estimates. Analysts may not have taken fully into account the ...
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Neither First Solar nor SunPower Earnings as Bad as They Looked

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) each reported their earnings after the markets closed Thursday, and now analysts are beginning to weigh in on these solar ...
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SunPower Earnings Pressured by Lack of Asset Sales

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) reported first quarter 2015 results after markets closed Thursday afternoon. For the quarter, the solar panel maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 ...
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More Declines in Solar, Alt Energy Short Interest

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks was mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on April 15. During that period, share prices rose for all the stocks ...
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Analyst Says Solar Installers to Gain From California Rule Change

On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recommended a major change in the rates state residents pay for electricity. The commission’s proposal is a “meaningful positive” for solar installers ...
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