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Wind Power: China Boost, Fight in Texas, Great Lakes Maybe (GE, SI, IBM, FPL, NRG, CPN, EOG)

Generating electricity from wind is growing fast enough that as more wind farms are brought online, more are being built. Depending on your point of view, that is either a ...
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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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Top Analyst Upgrades, Downgrades, Initiations (ADBE, BCS, STV, FPL, FLR, GME, PCLN, TOL, TSN, TROW)

These are this Wednesday's top 10 analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls: Adobe Systems NASDAQ: ADBE) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer. Barclays plc (NYSE: BCS) ...
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The Smart Grid Surge Hitting Home (ITRI, COMV, ELON, ED, CEG, DUK, FPL, NVE, POM, SO)

We are seeing at least some significant moves from the company's who have announced that they are grant recipients under part of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid pledge from the ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades (ATHN, SCHW, FPL, GENZ, IMAX, SONC)

These are this Friday's top analyst downgrades and cautious research calls we have seen from Wall Street firms: athenahealth (ATHN) Cut to Sell at Auriga. Charles Schwab (SCHW) Cut to ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades (CTXS, DSCO, EV, FII, FPL, RAX)

These are this Monday's top pre-market analyst downgrades and cautious research calls from Wall Street with more than two hours until the market opens: Citrix Systems (CTXS) Cut to Perform ...
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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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Top Analyst Downgrades (ARB, DB, ETFC, FPL, HXL, M, SFD, UA, ZUMZ)

These are most of the top early bird pre-market downgrades and negative research calls we have seen from Wall Street analysts this Wednesday morning: Arbitron (ARB) Cut to Neutral at ...
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SunPower Soaks Up Florida Sun Ahead of Earnings (SPWRA, FPL)

Solar PV maker SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA) has won a two-year supply agreement with FPL Group (NYSE: FPL) for solar panels and tracking technology. The contract begins next year. SunPower ...
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GE-Cisco-FPL Take On Smart Grid & Efficiency (GE, CSCO, FPL)

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) and FPL Group Inc. (NYSE: FPL) are all over the media today about an event with the Miami, Florida, mayor  ...
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Early Bird Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (SPF, FPL)

So far there are very few analyst calls seen, but that may be the norm for this week.  Here are today's early bird analyst callls:Standard Pacific (SPF) Raised to Buy ...
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Top Pre-Market Upgrades & Downgrades (APC, ATPG, BCS, CRZO, DNDN, EBAY, FPL, STM)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades and downgrades we are seeing from Wall Street analysts this Thursday morning:Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.ATP Oil & Gas ...
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Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades (BECN, BRNC, CIEN, LLY, ENER, FPL, Q, VRSN)

These are not all of the analyst upgrades or positive calls, but these are some of the calls we are seeing with a possible impact on shares early Monday morning:Beacon ...
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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (CI, FPL, GPS, HA, LEH, MON, POT, UPL, WFC, XRTX)

These are the top ten analyst calls we are looking at this Monday morning in pre-market trading:CIGNA (NYSE: CI) raised to Buy at UBS.FPL Group (NYSE: FPL) raised to Overweight ...
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The Business Day In Global Warming (LDK, CPST, USU, FPL, ZAAP, FTEK, HVAG)

LDK Solar Co. (NYSE:LDK) stock fell 7% to $30.05 in the last hour of trading today after yesterday's earnings, but it was mainly a lackluster guidance.  This was actually up ...
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