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RUN

Sunrun

$15.16

-0.02 (-0.13%)

, JKS

JinkoSolar

$13.70

-0.1 (-0.72%)

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Sunrun downgraded to Neutral at Goldman Sachs on valuation

As reported earlier, Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee downgraded Sunrun to Neutral from Buy as part of his broader research note on the solar sector and also kept his price target at $15 citing valuation on the stock. The analyst states that Sunrun has already run up 160% year to date and also cites the shift in China's solar policy in late May along with the ensuing price collapse across the supply chain toward quarter-end, which raises the risk of margin misses and weaker Q3 guidance. Lee adds that China-levered names like Jinko Solar (JKS) and Canadian Solar (CSIQ) thus face particularly challenging demand outlooks. The analyst has the most constructive view on the U.S. residential installer Vivint Solar (VSLR), which stands to "benefit from lower module costs and what we expect could close the valuation gap relative to peers.

RUN

Sunrun

$15.16

-0.02 (-0.13%)

JKS

JinkoSolar

$13.70

-0.1 (-0.72%)

CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$12.83

0.15 (1.18%)

VSLR

Vivint Solar

$5.20

(0.00%)

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RUN Sunrun
$15.16

-0.02 (-0.13%)

07/18/18
GSCO
07/18/18
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GSCO
Neutral
Sunrun downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
07/16/18
JMPS
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $21
JMPS
Outperform
Sunrun price target raised to $21 from $15 at JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha raised his price target on Sunrun to $21 from $15 as he applied a higher target multiple to his updated forecast of $103M in cash flow for the next twelve months. Osha also believes management is willing to consider returning cash to shareholders in the future as cash flow improves, he tells investors. He maintains his Outperform rating on Sunrun shares.
07/02/18
FBCO
07/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $22
FBCO
Outperform
Sunrun price target raised to $22 from $16 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein raised his price for Sunrun to $22 from $16 while reiterating an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst notes that on June 22 the IRS extended the solar Investment Tax Credit at the 30% level for an additional four years beyond its prior sunsetting period that had previously started at year-end 2019. Solar developers can now "safe-harbor" the 30% tax credit through 2023 by procuring 5% of total system cost in advance by year-end 2019, considered the so-called "commencement of construction," he contends.
06/07/18
FBCO
06/07/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Low cost solar manufacturers to fare better amid China's new policy, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein notes that solar manufacturers reacted negatively this week as expected to China's solar subsidy pull-back. The analyst believes low cost solar manufacturers will fare better than tier 2/3 suppliers and could potentially benefit from sector consolidation in this cycle. However, lower module prices would imply breakeven operating margin for most manufacturers, reminiscent of weaker margins in prior trough cycles, he contends. Weinstein prefers downstream solar developers such as Sunrun (RUN), Vivint Solar (VSLR), and Azure Power (AZRE), which benefit from further decline in solar equipment prices and are more insulated from volatility in global trade policies and energy prices.
JKS JinkoSolar
$13.70

-0.1 (-0.72%)

06/27/18
06/27/18
UPGRADE
Target $15

Neutral
JinkoSolar upgraded to Neutral on earnings outlook at Roth Capital
As previously reported, Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen upgraded JinkoSolar to Neutral from Sell given much better-than-expected near-term earnings outlook. The analyst notes that JinkoSolar delivered a mixed Q1 and reiterated 2018 guidance. Q2 shipment guidance fell short of expectations, though the company maintained the 2018 guide on strong expected back half shipments to markets outside China, he adds. Additionally, Shen points out that the company has 80% of its 2018 volume contracted at fixed prices and, surprisingly, management sees margins improving in the second half of 2018 given the significant decline in supply chain costs. The analyst also raised his price target on the shares to $15 from $12.
06/06/18
GSCO
06/06/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $48
GSCO
Sell
First Solar downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee downgraded First Solar (FSLR) to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $48 from $75. The stock closed the trading day down 5% to $55.53. The analyst expects "significant supply chain pricing degradation" in the second half of 2018 due to oversupply. He believes this creates a "tougher setup" for shares of First Solar. Cyclical headwinds will cap earnings upside and pressure the stock's multiple, Lee tells investors in a research note. He also lowered his sector view to Cautious. The analyst recommends selling shares of First Solar, SolarEdge (SEDG) and JinkoSolar (JKS). Vertical Group also downgraded First Solar to Sell post today's close while JMP Securities this morning double downgraded the stock to its sell rating equivalent.
06/27/18
VERF
06/27/18
NO CHANGE
VERF
Sell
JinkoSolar guidance 'optimistic' and 'unrealistic,' says Vertical Group
Vertical Group analyst Gordon L. Johnson II called JinkoSolar's non-silicon cost guidance "unrealistic" and views the company as "acutely" optimistic about its second half shipments despite module prices falling a combined 17.4% over "just" the past two weeks, he tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He maintains a Sell rating on JinkoSolar, arguing that the company is set to see a prolonged period of price pressure outpacing cost improvements.
06/27/18
ROTH
06/27/18
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ROTH
Neutral
JinkoSolar upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Roth Capital
CSIQ Canadian Solar
$12.83

0.15 (1.18%)

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06/25/18
UPGRADE
Target $63

Buy
First Solar upgraded to Buy on 'most bullish possible' IRS guide at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith upgraded First Solar (FSLR) to Buy from Neutral, stating that the latest IRS tax guidance allowing for up to 4-year ITC extension on solar projects with commence construction qualification was " the most bullish interpretation IRS could have released." The IRS guidance is likely worth at least $50B to his prior cumulative capex expectations for the sector through 2023, Dumoulin-Smith tells investors. While he has less confidence on a module price recovery, the analyst sees prospects for more U.S. bound projects, he added. He maintains a $63 price target on First Solar shares. Other publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), JA Solar (JASO), SunEdison (SUNEQ), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
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).
06/07/18
06/07/18
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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.
06/19/18
FBCO
06/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $53
FBCO
Neutral
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).
VSLR Vivint Solar
$5.20

(0.00%)

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).
06/22/18
GUGG
06/22/18
UPGRADE
GUGG
Buy
Vivint Solar upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
06/22/18
GUGG
06/22/18
UPGRADE
Target $5
GUGG
Buy
Vivint Solar upgraded to Buy on an improving outlook at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim upgraded Vivint Solar to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $6 from $5. Analyst Sophie Karp came away from yesterday's management meetings with increased confidence the company has turned the corner given the improving cost of capital on the back of recent financing, an improving near-term growth profile as California builders move forward with solar installations on new homes ahead of the 2020 mandate, and a generally favorable regulatory and macro outlook.

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