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FSLR

First Solar

$51.82

0.74 (1.45%)

, JASO

JA Solar

$6.96

(0.00%)

07:29
06/19/18
06/19
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Credit Suisse upgrades First Solar to Neutral amid 'overblown' Section 301 fears

As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein upgraded First Solar (FSLR) to Neutral from Underperform, noting that solar manufacturers and developers' stocks have recently slumped on concerns about the fresh round of "Section 301" tariffs on Chinese imports. However, he thinks the negative reaction is "overblown" for the space, and "even more overblown" for First Solar, which Weinstein notes doesn't have any Chinese factories and actually stands to benefit from tariffs on competing products. He maintains a $53 price target on First Solar shares. Other publicly traded companies in the solar space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).

FSLR

First Solar

$51.82

0.74 (1.45%)

JASO

JA Solar

$6.96

(0.00%)

SPWR

SunPower

$7.97

0.29 (3.78%)

TSL

Trina Solar

$0.00

(0.00%)

YGE

Yingli Green Energy

$1.59

0.01 (0.63%)

CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$11.98

0.01 (0.08%)

FSLR First Solar
$51.82

0.74 (1.45%)

06/19/18
FBCO
06/19/18
UPGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
First Solar upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
06/18/18
BOFA
06/18/18
NO CHANGE
BOFA
Incremental import tariffs could read positively for First Solar, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith notes that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced additional tariffs on Chinese imports under the Trade Act of 1974. The analyst believes incremental import tariffs if implemented could read positively for tariff-exempt First Solar. However, the company's contracted backlog through 2018-2020 would potentially serve to mute these developments.
06/15/18
ROTH
06/15/18
NO CHANGE
ROTH
Enphase, SolarEdge inverters won't be subject to 301 tariffs, says Roth Capital
After the U.S. Trade Representative released two lists of products that will be subject to 25% tariffs under the Section 301 investigation, Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen noted that the lists did not include solar inverters, cells, or modules. He does not believe imported inverters from Enphase Energy (ENPH), SolarEdge (SEDG) and others will be subject to 301 tariffs, though he notes that solar cells and modules will continue to be impacted by the Section 201 and AD/CVD tariffs. Other publicly traded companies in the solar space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
06/19/18
06/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $53

Neutral
First Solar upgraded to Neutral at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein upgraded First Solar to Neutral from Underperform, with a $53 price target, as the recent pull back captures potential downside risk from U.S. tariff withdrawal.
JASO JA Solar
$6.96

(0.00%)

06/04/18
ROTH
06/04/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $5.8
ROTH
Sell
Roth Capital downgrades JA Solar to Sell on new China policy
Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen downgraded JA Solar Holdings to Sell from Neutral and cut his price target for the shares to $5.80 from $6.70. China's "much worse-than-expected" new solar policy released last Friday is likely bring a "massive net oversupply," Chen tells investors in a research note. He believes the outlook for module average selling prices has "suddenly deteriorated" for not only 2018, but also 2019. The analyst sees risk to JA Solar shares if its merger agreement is not successfully completed.
01/23/18
FBCO
01/23/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
30% solar import tariff positive for First Solar, Tesla, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein notes that President Trump approved solar import tariffs at 30% for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules, in-line with expectations. The analyst believes the news is positive for companies exempt from the tariff, notably First Solar (FSLR) and Tesla (TSLA) until now. Conversely, Weinstein expects negative sentiment around Chinese solar manufacturers, such as JinkoSolar (JKS) and JA Solar (JASO), and expects negligible impact to residential solar developers Sunrun (RUN) and Vivint Solar (VSLR).
06/04/18
ROTH
06/04/18
DOWNGRADE
ROTH
Sell
JA Solar downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Roth Capital
SPWR SunPower
$7.97

0.29 (3.78%)

06/11/18
BARD
06/11/18
DOWNGRADE
BARD
Neutral
SunPower downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
06/11/18
BARD
06/11/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $7
BARD
Neutral
SunPower downgraded to Neutral at Baird
As reported previously, Baird analyst Ben Kallo downgraded SunPower to Neutral from Outperform as he believes the stock is too difficult to own in the current market. The analyst said he still likes the management team and execution, but he believes it will be challenging for the company's premier product to command higher average selling prices if an oversupply environment were to materialize. Kallo lowered his price target to $7 from $10 on SunPower shares.
04/23/18
04/23/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $7

Underperform
SunPower downgraded to Underperform on tariff concerns at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded SunPower to Underperform from Neutral and cut its price target to $7 from $8.50. Analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith has increased concerns regarding the impact on sales and margin from import tariffs on SunPower's premium business and increased concerns on an EBITDA recovery. The analyst said shares are fully valued and a further "paring back" of the business in Q1.
TSL Trina Solar
$0.00

(0.00%)

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AXIO
08/24/17
NO CHANGE
AXIO
JA Solar likely to report Q3 loss, says Axiom
Axiom analyst Gordon L Johnson III says his recent checks indicate that China and global prices for modules and cell dropped slightly last week, while spot prices for polysilicon and multi wafers used to make solar modules and cells rose sharply from July 12 to August 9 and have since been stable. As a result, the analyst calculates that companies which bought the raw materials at spot prices have seen their margins on solar cells fall to a record low -12.9%, while module makers who bought the raw materials at spot prices have margins of -3.7%, the lowest level since Axiom began tracking them. Given these trends, Johnson predicts that JA Solar will report a Q3 pretax loss of $10M and warns that the company's results could deteriorate further in Q4. Other publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), SunEdison (SUNEQ), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
11/02/17
RILY
11/02/17
NO CHANGE
RILY
Tax reform bill a 'mixed bag' for renewable energy, says B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Benjamin Salisbury called the House tax reform proposal a "mixed bag" for renewable energy credits, noting that it would end the tax credit for commercial-scale solar projects after 2027, reduce the available wind tax credit and extend the orphaned tax credits, including fuel cells. The plan is still being negotiated and Salisbury sees a 30-40% probability that Congress can pass a tax cut mirroring the recent GOP blueprint and a 55-65% chance they could pass a scaled-down version. Publicly traded companies in the solar space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). The Fly notes that Plug Power (PLUG) has issued a statement applauding the Committee for "addressing the market disparity that was created in 2015."
YGE Yingli Green Energy
$1.59

0.01 (0.63%)

01/12/18
ROTH
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
ROTH
President may announce solar tariff next week, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen said his checks suggest President Trump may make a final 201 tariff announcement regarding the solar power industry next week. Shen continues to expect a 30%-50% 201 tariff, he noted. Solar industry stocks include SunPower (SPWR), Vivint Solar (VSLR), SolarEdge (SEDG), Enphase Energy (ENPH), First Solar (FSLR), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), JA Solar (JASO), JinkoSolar (JKS), Sunrun (RUN), Sky Solar (SKYS), ReneSola (SOL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
04/05/18
ROTH
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
ROTH
Solar 'doges bullet' as inverters/cells/modules sidestep 301 tariffs, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen notes that inverters, solar cells, and solar modules were not on the 301 product list released on the USTR website providing which Chinese imports will be subject to 25% tariffs. A 301 tariff that increases module or inverter costs in the U.S. could have served as another dampener of U.S. solar demand, he contends, adding that the lack of impact represents an overall positive for the industry and positive for most in his coverage universe, including Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Enphase Energy (ENPH), First Solar (FSLR), Hanwah Q CELLS (HQCL), JinkoSolar (JKS), Sunrun (RUN), SolarEdge (SEDG), ReneSola (SOL), Sunworks (SUNW), and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
CSIQ Canadian Solar
$11.98

0.01 (0.08%)

06/07/18
06/07/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Darden (DRI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with Jake Bartlett citing his view that its multiple will expand with modest comp sales outperformance beyond fiscal 2018, accelerating unit growth, resumed acquisitions and a higher dividend. 2. Wingstop (WING) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst Nick Setyan saying he believes drivers of same store sales growth and margin upside relative to current consensus 2018 and 2019 estimates exist. 3. LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Donald Hooker saying he sees LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics (DGX) benefiting over time from their recent contracts with United Healthcare (UNH) and Aetna (AET). 4. Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Tudor Pickering. 5. Canadian Solar (CSIQ) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Paul Coster saying risks from China's new solar policy appear priced in the shares at current levels. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/07/18
JPMS
06/07/18
UPGRADE
Target $15
JPMS
Neutral
Canadian Solar upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster upgraded Canadian Solar to Neutral while lowering his price target for the shares to $15 from $17. Risks from China's new solar policy appear priced in the shares at current levels, Coster tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees a more balanced risk/reward at current stock levels.

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