Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

SPWR

SunPower

$6.89

-0.09 (-1.29%)

, SUNEQ

SunEdison

$0.00

(0.00%)

21:08
08/14/18
08/14
21:08
08/14/18
21:08

China lodges WTO complaint about U.S. solar tariffs, Reuters says

China Commerce Ministry has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization to determine the legality of U.S. decision to subsidize its renewable energy industry and charge a tariff on imported products, Reuters reports. China Commerce Ministry's statement reads: "As the U.S. violations have severely distorted the global market for products like photovoltaics and seriously damaged China's trade interests, China's use of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism is a necessary measure to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests and maintain multilateral trade rules." Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunEdison (SUNEQ), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link

SPWR

SunPower

$6.89

-0.09 (-1.29%)

SUNEQ

SunEdison

$0.00

(0.00%)

CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$13.33

-0.27 (-1.99%)

JASO

JA Solar

$0.00

(0.00%)

TSL

Trina Solar

$0.00

(0.00%)

FSLR

First Solar

$52.01

-0.48 (-0.91%)

SCTY

Bought by TSLA

$0.00

(0.00%)

YGE

Yingli Green Energy

$0.00

(0.00%)

  • 14

    Aug

SPWR SunPower
$6.89

-0.09 (-1.29%)

06/25/18
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).
06/11/18
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.
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
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).
SUNEQ SunEdison
$0.00

(0.00%)

08/24/17
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).
CSIQ Canadian Solar
$13.33

-0.27 (-1.99%)

07/18/18
GSCO
07/18/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $15
GSCO
Neutral
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.
JASO JA Solar
$0.00

(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.
TSL Trina Solar
$0.00

(0.00%)

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."
FSLR First Solar
$52.01

-0.48 (-0.91%)

08/01/18
JPMS
08/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $79
JPMS
Overweight
First Solar added to Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster added First Solar to his firm's Analyst Focus List as a near-term idea. The recent pullback in the shares, induced by the Chinese policy reset and "weak" Q2 results, presents investors with a buying opportunity, Coster tells investors in a research note. The analyst views Fist Solar as "best-in-class" in the solar space, with "industry-leading" gross margins, balance sheet, and visibility reaching through 2020. He calls the stock a top pick within his Alternative Energy coverage. Coster keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $79 price target.
07/27/18
NEED
07/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $75
NEED
Buy
First Solar price target lowered to $75 from $85 at Needham
Needham analyst Y. Edwin Mok lowered his price target on First Solar to $75 after its weaker than expected Q2 revenue and lower outlook for FY18 shipments. The analyst also keeps his Buy rating longer term, stating that beyond the challenges, the management is executing on its growth plan "on both the operational side and on the demand creation front."
07/27/18
ROTH
07/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $90
ROTH
Buy
First Solar's miss doesn't weaken investment thesis, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen reiterated a Buy rating and $90 price target on First Solar following the company's Q2 results, which missed expectations in contract with his preview for an optical beat on 8point3 sale timing. In a research note to investors, Shen says the miss does not weaken his investment thesis, as he continues to believe First Solar has and will maintain a meaningful lead ahead of its Chinese competition for the foreseeable future, resulting in attractive margins/earnings power ahead. Although the stock will likely trades down on the weak quarter, Shen see this as an attractive entry point.
SCTY Bought by TSLA
$0.00

(0.00%)

YGE Yingli Green Energy
$0.00

(0.00%)

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).

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

ANTM

Anthem

$273.26

-0.86 (-0.31%)

15:39
09/21/18
09/21
15:39
09/21/18
15:39
Conference/Events
Anthem management to meet with JPMorgan »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 25

    Sep

  • 25

    Sep

COP

ConocoPhillips

$75.85

0.48 (0.64%)

, RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell

$67.21

0.38 (0.57%)

15:38
09/21/18
09/21
15:38
09/21/18
15:38
Periodicals
Saudi Arabia worried about light crude supplies, WSJ says »

A day after President…

COP

ConocoPhillips

$75.85

0.48 (0.64%)

RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell

$67.21

0.38 (0.57%)

CVX

Chevron

$120.58

1.12 (0.94%)

TOT

Total

$63.38

-0.64 (-1.00%)

BP

BP

$44.60

0.02 (0.04%)

XOM

Exxon Mobil

$85.12

0.29 (0.34%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Sep

  • 26

    Sep

CCK

Crown Holdings

$48.41

0.44 (0.92%)

15:30
09/21/18
09/21
15:30
09/21/18
15:30
Options
Notable call spreads in Crown Holdings »

Notable call spreads in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BX

Blackstone

$39.78

1.99 (5.27%)

, KKR

KKR

$28.25

0.18 (0.64%)

15:27
09/21/18
09/21
15:27
09/21/18
15:27
Hot Stocks
Blackstone president says still studying possible shift to C-Corp »

In interview earlier on…

BX

Blackstone

$39.78

1.99 (5.27%)

KKR

KKR

$28.25

0.18 (0.64%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Sep

  • 25

    Sep

$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

$0.00

(0.00%)

15:17
09/21/18
09/21
15:17
09/21/18
15:17
Technical Analysis
NASDAQ market internals summary »

Volume is above average…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

$0.00

(0.00%)

15:16
09/21/18
09/21
15:16
09/21/18
15:16
Technical Analysis
NYSE market internals summary »

Volume is average for…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

ZAYO

Zayo Group

$35.11

0.02 (0.06%)

15:14
09/21/18
09/21
15:14
09/21/18
15:14
Conference/Events
Zayo Group management to meet with JPMorgan »

Meeting to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Sep

SHY

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond

$83.05

0.015 (0.02%)

15:10
09/21/18
09/21
15:10
09/21/18
15:10
Options
Four-week puts in iShares 1 to 3 Year Treasury Bond ETF »

Four-week puts in iShares…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

WOPEY

Woodside Petroleum

$0.00

(0.00%)

15:06
09/21/18
09/21
15:06
09/21/18
15:06
Conference/Events
Woodside Petroleum management to meet with JPMorgan »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Sep

  • 24

    Sep

  • 25

    Sep

  • 26

    Sep

  • 27

    Sep

STM

STMicroelectronics

$18.90

-0.15 (-0.79%)

15:05
09/21/18
09/21
15:05
09/21/18
15:05
Options
STMicroelectronics call volume above normal and directionally bullish »

Bullish option flow…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

15:05
09/21/18
09/21
15:05
09/21/18
15:05
General news
Treasury Closing Summary: »

Treasury Closing Summary:…

SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

, SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$292.39

0.1826 (0.06%)

14:59
09/21/18
09/21
14:59
09/21/18
14:59
Periodicals
Hassett: U.S. close to trade agreement with Mexico but not Canada, Reuters says »

White House economic…

SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$292.39

0.1826 (0.06%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

TM

Toyota

$124.67

-0.295 (-0.24%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,178.42

-13.14 (-1.10%)

14:57
09/21/18
09/21
14:57
09/21/18
14:57
Periodicals
Breaking Periodicals news story on Toyota, Alphabet Class A, Alphabet »

Toyota agrees to allow…

TM

Toyota

$124.67

-0.295 (-0.24%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,178.42

-13.14 (-1.10%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,172.77

-14.31 (-1.21%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Sep

  • 21

    Oct

  • 25

    Oct

  • 25

    Oct

  • 28

    Oct

  • 03

    Mar

ZION

Zions Bancorp

$52.64

0.15 (0.29%)

14:50
09/21/18
09/21
14:50
09/21/18
14:50
Options
Timely call buying in Zions Bancorp »

Timely call buying in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

14:50
09/21/18
09/21
14:50
09/21/18
14:50
General news
Treasury Action: supply is heavy in the busy week ahead »

Treasury Action: supply…

NGG

National Grid

$52.16

-0.25 (-0.48%)

14:49
09/21/18
09/21
14:49
09/21/18
14:49
Conference/Events
National Grid management to meet with JPMorgan »

Meetings to be held New…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Sep

  • 25

    Sep

  • 26

    Sep

  • 27

    Sep

PYPL

PayPal

$91.20

0.61 (0.67%)

14:44
09/21/18
09/21
14:44
09/21/18
14:44
Hot Stocks
PayPal confirms ending business relationship with Infowars »

In a blog post, PayPal…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Nov

OSTK

Overstock.com

$27.20

0.65 (2.45%)

14:39
09/21/18
09/21
14:39
09/21/18
14:39
Hot Stocks
Law firm says Overstock.com loses Delaware trial over gift cards »

Law firm Grant &…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

PCG

PG&E

$47.19

0.26 (0.55%)

, EIX

Edison International

$68.79

0.98 (1.45%)

14:35
09/21/18
09/21
14:35
09/21/18
14:35
Periodicals
California governor signs wildfire bill, LA Times reports »

California governor Jerry…

PCG

PG&E

$47.19

0.26 (0.55%)

EIX

Edison International

$68.79

0.98 (1.45%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 25

    Sep

  • 08

    Oct

  • 11

    Nov

IVZ

Invesco

$24.35

-0.065 (-0.27%)

14:31
09/21/18
09/21
14:31
09/21/18
14:31
Periodicals
Breaking Periodicals news story on Invesco »

Invesco in talks for…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

MNK

Mallinckrodt

$30.17

0.42 (1.41%)

14:30
09/21/18
09/21
14:30
09/21/18
14:30
Options
Sweep buyers of Mallinckrodt calls as shares spike in afternoon action »

Sweep buyers of…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 01

    Oct

BPY

Brookfield Property

$20.92

0.39 (1.90%)

, BBU

Brookfield Business Partners

$44.19

-0.07 (-0.16%)

14:25
09/21/18
09/21
14:25
09/21/18
14:25
Conference/Events
Brookfield to hold investor day »

Investor Day to be held…

BPY

Brookfield Property

$20.92

0.39 (1.90%)

BBU

Brookfield Business Partners

$44.19

-0.07 (-0.16%)

BAM

Brookfield

$44.20

0.75 (1.73%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Sep

  • 26

    Sep

  • 26

    Sep

14:25
09/21/18
09/21
14:25
09/21/18
14:25
General news
Action Economics Survey results »

Action Economics Survey…

PYPL

PayPal

$91.23

0.64 (0.71%)

14:22
09/21/18
09/21
14:22
09/21/18
14:22
Periodicals
PayPal no longer doing business with Infowars, Verge reports »

PayPal no longer intends…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Nov

EWC

iShares MSCI Canada Index

$29.05

0.02 (0.07%)

14:20
09/21/18
09/21
14:20
09/21/18
14:20
Options
NAFTA hedge in iShares Canada ETF »

NAFTA hedge in iShares…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.