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SPWR

SunPower

$11.35

0.32 (2.90%)

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SunPower put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in SunPower with 4,121 puts trading, or 9x expected. Most active are Aug-17 10 puts and 8/4 weekly 10.5 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 3,400 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 1.70, while ATM IV is up over 10 points on the day. Earnings are expected on August 1st.

  • 01

    Aug

SPWR SunPower
$11.35

0.32 (2.90%)

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BOFA
07/25/17
NO CHANGE
BOFA
Solar sector may be bottoming, First Solar best positioned, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Krish Sankar believes the Solar sector may have bottomed in Q2 2017 with installs falling about 23% compared to Q2 2016 as last year's rush was driven by fears of an ITC expiration. Sankar believes global demand is set to increase 2% in 2017, followed by mid-to-high single digit growth going forward. His top solar pick heading into earnings is First Solar (FSLR), followed by Buy rated Veeco (VECO) in the energy efficiency/LED space. The analyst remains sidelined, until there is clarity on future sponsors, in SunPower (SPWR) and 8Point3 (CAFD).
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AXIO
04/17/17
INITIATION
Target $18
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Buy
Canadian Solar rises after Axiom starts with a Buy
Shares of Canadian Solar (CSIQ) are higher in early trading after Axiom analyst Gordon Johnson initiated the stock with a Buy rating and an $18 price target, as previously reported by The Fly. Johnson sees Canadian Solar as having a unique level of "sellable, in-the-money," U.S., Chinese, and Japanese solar assets, leaving it positioned similarly to how First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) were in mid 2012 when those two had the same type of unique positioning relative to solar industry peers. From late June 2012 to the end of 2015, shares of First Solar and SunPower advanced 526% and 338%, respectively, far outpacing the gains of their industry peers, said Johnson, who now sees a similar set-up for Canadian Solar. In early trading, Canadian Solar shares have risen 63c, or about 5%, to $13.35.
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Target $16
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Outperform
8point3 Energy price target lowered to $16 from $20 at Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo lowered his price target on 8point3 Energy (CAFD) to $16 from $20 following Q1 earnings. Despite beating earnings estimates the shares are likely to be under pressure following the decision by First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) to consider strategic alternatives for their respective interests in the company, said Kallo. Bears will believe the company will not be able to support growth without additional dropdowns, but he feels the current operating portfolio should support growth through 2018. Kallo maintained his Outperform rating on 8point3 Energy shares.
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04/06/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $13.5
JANY
Neutral
8point3 Energy downgraded on sponsor uncertainty at Janney Capital
As previously reported, Janney Capital analyst Michael Gaugler downgraded 8point3 Energy to Neutral from Buy, stating that the pipelines and financial strength of its sponsors First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) were a primary reason for his positive take on the stock. With First Solar planning to exit there is no clear plan in place and a strategic review could lead down any path, including both sponsors exiting, said Gaugler, who lowered his fair value estimate on 8point3 Energy to $13.50 from $20.

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