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FSLR

First Solar

$54.70

0.79 (1.47%)

, CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$23.65

0.04 (0.17%)

08:31
03/14/19
03/14
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Goldman Sachs sees 'brighter future', 'rising demand' in global solar sector

Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee writes that the outperformance of the U.S. solar sector early in 2019 highlights its better than expected positive inflection of demand trends, also raising his demand forecast for the next 3 years by an average of 10%-15%. Lee says his top ideas are First Solar (FSLR), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), and Vivint Solar (VSLR), which he rates at Buy with respective $64, $26, and $6.50 price targets. Although solar stocks have "rebounded sharply off of last year's depressed levels", Lee notes that fundamentals are still in the early stages of a cyclical recovery amid signs of pricing stabilization and demand trends gathering momentum.

FSLR

First Solar

$54.70

0.79 (1.47%)

CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$23.65

0.04 (0.17%)

VSLR

Vivint Solar

$5.01

0.095 (1.93%)

  • 21

    Mar

FSLR First Solar
$54.70

0.79 (1.47%)

03/12/19
JPMS
03/12/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan likes four stocks in Alternative Energy
JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster says his Alternative Energy picks for 2019 remain Bloom Energy (BE), First Solar (FSLR), Hannon Armstrong (HASI), and TPI Composites (TPIC). The "decent" year-to-date gains notwithstanding, these four stocks offer favorable risk-reward opportunities through year-end, with Bloom and First Solar offering the highest return potential, Coster tells investors in a research note. He believes Alternative Energy fundamentals remain favorable across the spectrum of technologies, driven by "increasingly attractive unit-economics." This could be a "rare banner year for investors in Alt Energy SMid-Cap Stocks," says Coster.
02/14/19
BARD
02/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $75
BARD
Outperform
First Solar risk/reward remains favorable into Q4 report, says Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo previewed First Solar's Q4 report and he believes the risk/reward setup is favorable heading into the results. The analyst said he would be a buyer into the report as he thinks a recovering macro environment in the solar space could improve sentiment and drive share appreciation. Kallo said it remains a top pick and he maintained his Fresh Pick designation while reiterating his Outperform rating and $75 price target on First Solar shares.
02/15/19
ROTH
02/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $60
ROTH
Buy
First Solar price target cut to $60 from $65 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Philip Shen maintained a Buy rating on First Solar but cut his price target to $60 ahead of the company's February 21 earnings report. In a research note to investors, Shen says he sees some risk to shares heading into the report, as checks with multiple contacts suggest S6 bins may be ~5W lower-than-expected, and S6 manufacturing throughput may slower-than-expected. Sheh predicts the challenges could represent a ~1%-4% headwind to 2019 S6 margins. Though he believes this is solvable, and says the impact to long-term value could be modest, though he sees the potential for near-term share weakness.
02/22/19
BARD
02/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $75
BARD
Outperform
First Solar remains top idea despite earnings miss, says Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo noted First Solar Q4 results missed consensus but he said it was due to higher than expected ramp and EPC costs in the quarter. He noted the company maintained its guidance. He said the company has effectively sold out of capacity through the end of 2020 at what he believes are favorable average selling prices. Kallo reiterated his Outperform rating and $75 price target on First Solar shares.
CSIQ Canadian Solar
$23.65

0.04 (0.17%)

02/12/19
BOFA
02/12/19
NO CHANGE
BOFA
First Solar, Canadian Solar likely to beat quarter estimates, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Brian Lee says that despite the strong year-to-date outperformance across the group, he would lean into solar stocks heading into Q4 earnings as he sees momentum likely to persist for stocks that can beat, namely First Solar (FLSR) and Canadian Solar (CSIQ). Fundamentally, the analyst expects a much more constructive tone from companies heading into 2019, and sees both companies as best positioned to beat given First Solar's better margins and Canadian Solar's project sales that consensus is not capturing. On the flipside, Lee reiterates a Sell rating on SolarEdge (SEDG), which he sees as having the highest idiosyncratic risk and lower estimates owing to recent M&A that appears both dilutive and a key investor focus point.
03/01/19
STPT
03/01/19
DOWNGRADE
STPT
Hold
Canadian Solar downgraded to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research
02/11/19
UBSW
02/11/19
UPGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
Canadian Solar upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
02/11/19
UBSW
02/11/19
UPGRADE
Target $23
UBSW
Neutral
Canadian Solar upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Jon Windham upgraded Canadian Solar to Neutral from Sell and raised his price target for the shares to $23 from $14.
VSLR Vivint Solar
$5.01

0.095 (1.93%)

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.
08/08/18
JMPS
08/08/18
UPGRADE
JMPS
Outperform
Vivint Solar upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities
08/08/18
08/08/18
UPGRADE
Target $11

Outperform
Vivint Solar upgraded to Outperform on cash generation at JMP Securities
As previously reported, JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha upgraded Vivint Solar to Outperform from Market Perform, stating that its operational performance has been solid and its September quarter installations guidance indicates that bookings conversion is good. More importantly, Vivint appears to have turned the corner on several of its financing challenges and is demonstrating that they are able to generate cash, said Osho, who set an $11 price target on the shares.
01/07/19
SBSH
01/07/19
INITIATION
Target $4.25
SBSH
Neutral
Vivint Solar initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Praful Mehta started Vivint Solar with a Neutral rating and $4.25 price target.

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CTMX

CytomX Therapeutics

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