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10/14/13SPWR (Samurai Trader)

SPWR is not a terribly impressive chart by itself, but one of the things I noticed over the weekend was that the solar companies were, generally, gaining relative strength, and there were a few that made moves today. One of the problems I have is that there is no industry group for solars; Finviz lumps them in with other semiconductors, so I have to manually check them, which can be difficult unless they have the word "solar" in the company name. Finding trends like this in the market can be...

8/9/13Comparing Renesola and Sunpower Solar Panels (Green World Investor)

Renesola (SOL) is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar modules. Renesola has a global presence with sales branches established in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions. Renesola sells solar panels as an OEM Solar Panel Producer which means that it sells its solar panels to companies who put their [...]

7/17/13Comparison between Trina Solar and SunPower Solar Modules (Green World Investor)

Trina Solar (TSL) is a China based vertically integrated company right from the production of ingots to modules. The company was founded in 1997, with 12 offices worldwide. Trina Solar has partnerships with leading installers, distributors, utilities and developers in all major PV markets and is listed on the NYSE. Trina Solar is one of the lowest cost Chinese solar panel manufacturers globally.SunPower (SPWR) is [...]

7/16/13Comparing Canadian Solar and SunPower Solar Panels – which one to buy (Green World Investor)

Sunpower (SPWR) is a US company which makes the most efficient solar panels using its monocrystalline solar cell technology. The company is a solar system integrator and developer as well, building some of the largest solar farms in the US. The company was bought by the French Oil Giant Total. Sunpower operates in all the main segments of the market [...]

5/22/13Sunpower continues its Innovative Streak (Green World Investor)

SunPower pairs Solar Installations with lithium ion batteries SunPower (SPWR) plans to add storage options to its solar energy installations, most probably lithium ion batteries. The company has experience with advanced lead acid and zinc bromide batteries as it has already pilot run such energy storage projects in recent years. Lithium ion batteries are however believed to be a breakthrough [...]

5/16/13(NRG) SunPower Books Earnings in First Quarter – Sales Beat (Stock Blog Hub)

SunPower Corporation’s (SPWR) first quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per share (including stock-based compensation) were 15 cents per share compared to a loss of 23 cents per share incurred in the year-ago quarter. The results were attributable to its high efficiency solar panels and strong performance from both rooftop and ground mount teams. GAAP loss during the quarter [...]

5/8/13SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) Graphene Investing (Energy and Capital)

There are two ways you can make money in solar. SunPower has figured out one... and I'll show you the other.

5/6/13Solar Leasing Investment Opportunities (Energy and Capital)

Solar panel manufacturers are still struggling as the market consolidates, but those who have turned to leasing are rising to the top...

2/24/13(TOT) SunPower Renews GRID Partnership (Stock Blog Hub)

SunPower Corporation (SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems announced that it is renewing its supplier partnership with GRID Alternatives.GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job [...]

1/3/13Modern Energy Roundup - January 3, 2013 (Green Chip Stocks)

SunPower climbs 30% on deal announcement, Hawaii solar subsidies slashed and Fisker Automotive sues XL Insurance.

10/29/12Black Solar Tuesday – Top Solar Companies Sunpower, Solar Frontier and Gintech fire hundreds o... (Green World Investor)

Job Cuts in Solar Industry The solar industry crisis continues to take a massive toll on solar jobs as top solar companies Sunpower, Showa Shell and Gintech all announced major job cuts in one day. Note the falling solar panel prices have refused to stop declining as a massive capacity overhang keeps prices below costs. The [...]

5/3/12SunPower Helps California Schools Save $220 Million (Green Chip Stocks)

Solar company completes 40 new solar power systems for California schools.

2/17/12Sunpower (SPWR) Posts Surprise Non GAAP Profit, Shares Soar Then Slide (Green Stocks Central)

Sunpower (SPWR), the big US solar power manufacturer and project developer, posted a surprising non GAAP profit after the bell last night and the stock has rocketed higher today on heavy volume.  The CEO acknowledged it was a messy quarter of one time adjustments and costs, but on an adjusted basis taking out one time [...]

2/13/12Larget US Solar Installer Suncity gets Sued by Sunpower for Corporate Espionage (Green World Investor)

Solarcity which is the largest US Solar Installer has got sued by Sunpower for stealing trade secrets. Note Sunpower which was recently bought by French Oil Giant Total is facing tough times. Sunpower which makes the most efficient solar panels in the world is facing tough competition from super cheap Chinese solar panels. In fact according to Total CEO the company would have been already bankrupt with Total support. Beside making solar panels, Sunpower is also one of the biggest solar...

1/5/12LDK and Sunpower would have been in Chapter 11 without China and Total Support (Green World Investor)

LDK Solar is one of the most insolvent companies in the world right now with billions of dollars in debt,a battered balance sheet,continuing losses and dodgy accounting.However LDK has acquired a German company Sunways and continues to build new solar power plants as the Chinese state owned banks continue to fund it with cheap money without any consideration about losing their investments.LDK has become the poster boy of the Solarworld complaint against Chinese solar panel producers as it...

12/23/11Total merges solar units, ups SunPower stake (Penny Stock DD)

SunPower to buy Tenesol for $165 mln in cash * Total to buy 18.6 mln Sunpower shares in pvt placement * After sale Total will own about 66 pct of SunPower Dec 23 (Reuters) - U.S. solar panel maker SunPower Corp, a unit of French oil major Total, said it had agreed to buy Total-owned Tenesol for $165.4 [...]

11/3/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Reports Mixed Results, Slashes Guidance, CFO Steps Down, Shares Down (Green Stocks Central)

It’s not getting any better for the solar industry in after hours action tonight.  Big US solar manufacturer Sunpower is reporting less than stellar results as well in addition to an announcement of a Q4 reorganization that has the CFO saying adios.  The company aims to cut costs by 10% next year.  ==> [...]

11/2/11SunPower Announces Settlement Agreement with North County Watch and Carrizo Commons Regarding Cal... (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. [...]

10/12/11Move Over Solyndra Here Comes Another Solar Energy Scandal – A $1.2 Billion Federal Loan, ’10... (Wall Street Sector Selector)

More American tax dollars down the rat hole of political cronyism. All to create 10-15 permanent jobs.  That's not some silly estimate, that's what the Department of Energy thought would result from the billion dollar loan.  Now we know why t...

8/13/11Ford and SunPower, Together at Last (Penny Stock DD)

An electric car isn't nearly as eco-friendly as it sounds, if the electricity it runs on is generated from eco-unfriendly sources like natural gas or coal. Together, those fossil fuels currently provide roughly two-thirds of the country's energy. Fortunately, Ford (NYSE: F  ) and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWRA  ) have teamed up to hopefully ensure that the new Focus [...]

8/9/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Reports Mixed Results, But Expects 2nd Half Improvement (Green Stocks Central)

Expectations were low going into Sunpower (SPWRA) earnings after the bell today and traders got about what they expected.  The company reported mixed results missing on the EPS side reporting a bit wider loss of .19/share vs expectations for a loss of .18/share on revenues of $592 million, vs the expectation for $583 million.  Despite [...]

8/8/11Analyst Actions: EMC, SPWRA, SBUX, WFC (Stock Wizard)

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC): Auriga on Monday upgraded its rating on EMC to Buy from Hold with a price target of $28.00. In a research note to clients, the firm stated, "We expect EMC will continue to be a share-gaining leader in the very attractive storage space, and its exposure to other high growth markets beyond storage suggests a top-line CAGR of 10%+ is sustainable. We also believe EMC can continue to push margins modestly higher, and thus bottom-line growth of 15% appears very...

7/26/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Pressured After Announcing Preliminary Loss (Green Stocks Central)

Shares of SunPower (SPWRA) began diving yesterday even before the announcement was made.  Then the reason for the selling became apparent a few hours later as the company posted worse than expected preliminary results.  The company now expects lower gross margins and a wide loss on the quarter due to tough conditions in Germany and [...]

7/26/11SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWRA) Losses Only Temporary (Green Chip Stocks)

Why temporary losses will not keep SunPower Corporation down.

7/25/11SunPower Sees Q2 Rev $590M-$595M; Cuts Q2 EPS to $(0.19)-$(0.20) (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA) today announced preliminary results for its fiscal second-quarter ended July 3, 2011. For the 2011 second-quarter, SunPower expects revenue to be in the range of approximately $590 million to $595 million, in line with its [...]

7/25/11Analyst Actions: SPWRA, WFR, PEP, SWY, P (Stock Wizard)

SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA): Lazard Capital analyst Sanjay Shrestha on Monday downgraded its rating on the company to Neutral from Buy. In a research note to clients, the analyst contends that deterioration in the Euro market brought on by debt contagion will eventually affect demand, especially in the all-important Italian solar market.  MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR): Auriga on Monday initiated coverage on the company with a Buy rating and a price target of...

7/18/11Analyst Actions: NFLX, SPWRA, LNKD, ACI, DLTR (Stock Wizard)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX): Pacific Crest downgraded its rating on Netflix to Sector Perform from Outperform citing high investor expectations and valuation.  SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA): Collins Stewart downgraed the company to Sell from Neutral, citing valuation. The firm has a $15 price target for the stock.  LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD): JPMorgan downgraded LinkedIn to Neutral from Overweight with an $85 price target. Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI):...

7/11/11Analyst Actions: AMD, EMC, SPWRA, WFM, CAT (Stock Wizard)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD): JMP Securities on Monday downgraded its rating on the company to Market Underperform from Market Perform. The firm set a new $4.50 price target. EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC): EMC initiated coverage on the company with a Positive rating an a price target of $34.  SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA): Robert W. Baird downgraded the company to Neutral from Outperform. However, the firm retained its price target of $19.  Whole Foods Market,...

7/8/11Goldman: First Solar A Better Bet Than SunPower (FSLR, SPWRA, JKS, SOL, YGE, TSL) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of First Solar (FSLR), the largest U.S. solar company, are down fractionally despite an endorsement from Goldman Sachs, which recommends buying the shares, but rival SunPower (SPWRA) is slumping 2% after Goldman advised selling that stock. Neither stock is helping the Solar Stocks Index, which is lower by 1.8%. Goldman lauded First Solar's strong balance [...]

6/21/11Analysts Actions: RIMM, SPWRA, MMI, BIIB, WEN (Stock Wizard)

Research in Motion Limited (NASDAQ: RIMM): Credit Suisse downgraded iots rating on the company to Neutral from Outperform. SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA): Wunderlich Securities upgraded its rating on the company to Hold from Sell. The firm left its price target unchanged at $16. Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE: MMI): Credit Suisse lowered its rating on the company to Underperform  from Outperform. Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB): Deutsche Bank raised its rating on...

6/15/11US Hot Stocks: BSX, SPWRA, REE, REGN, OI (Stock Wizard)

Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) rallied more than 4% on Wednesday after bigger rival Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced that it plans to stop making Cypher drug-coated heart stents and end development of a new model in a restructuring that will close two factories and cut as many as 1,000 jobs. Shares of SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA) plunged more than 14% after French oil major Total SA said Thursday its tender offer on 60% of the A and B shares of U.S.-based solar...

6/14/11Not One, Not Two, But Three Downgrades For SunPower (SPWRA, TOT, WFR, CSIQ, JKS, LDK, FSLR) (tickerspy.com)

On an otherwise sunny day for solar stocks, shares of SunPower (SPWRA) are down 1% after the company fell victim to an uncommon occurrence: Downgrades from three different brokerage firms on the same day. This has SunPower bringing up the rear with one of the worst intraday performances in the Solar Stocks Index, which is [...]

6/14/11Analyst Actions: C, DRYS, SPWRA, WFR, GS (Stock Wizard)

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO): RBC Capital downgraded its rating on Cisco to Underperform from Outperform. DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS): Wells Fargo upgraded the company to Outperform from Market Perform citing valuation and the pending U.S. listing of the company's drillship subsidiary, which the firm believes may unlock value for shareholders. The firm has a $5.00-$6.00 target range for shares. "Shares have traded off 31% YTD, largely on the back of the weak dry bulk market...

6/13/11There’s A Little Black Spot On SunPower Today (Wall Street Sector Selector)

SunPower faces a lawsuit from conservation groups opposing its California Valley Solar Ranch project. The 250 megawatt project had been approved last month after the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission made a detailed report of the impact of the proje...

6/8/11Focus Stocks: MCP, SPWRA, MCD, XOM (Stock Wizard)

Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) slumped more than 5% in Wednesday's pre-market trading after the company announced that, subject to market conditions, certain of its selling stockholders intend to offer 10,000,000 shares of Molycorp's common stock in a registered public offering. In addition, the selling stockholders intend to grant the underwriters of the Common Stock an option to purchase an additional 1,500,000 shares of the Common Stock. SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA) late Tuesday...

5/13/11Another Day Of Cloudy Skies For Solar Stocks (SPWRA, TOT, ESLR, FSLR, CSIQ, LDK) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of SunPower (SPWRA) are down half a percent after the company reported a first-quarter profit of 15 cents a share on revenue of $451.4 million, below the consensus estimates of 17 cents a share and $477 million. The company forecast second-quarter revenue of $500-$550 million, well below the $596 million analysts are expecting. The news [...]

5/13/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Misses Estimates, Guides Below, Blames Europe (Green Stocks Central)

Sunpower (SPWRA) reported earnings that missed analyst estimates.  The company reported an EPS of .15/share on revenues of $451 million vs the analyst estimates for .17 in EPS and $479 in revenues.  Although those numbers still represent quarter over quarter EPS and revenue growth of 200% and 30% respectively. The CEO blamed the miss on [...]

5/10/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Signs 1.7MW Deal With California Water District For Solar Power (Green Stocks Central)

It was announced earlier today that Sunpower (SPWRA) will design and build solar systems totaling 1.7MW for Rancho California Water District at two facilities.  The systems are expected to save the district more than $8 million over the next 25 years.  That’s not a lot of money over that time frame, but the savings really [...]

5/10/11(ROI) SunPower Gets A Big Boost From Big Oil (Stock Blog Hub)

by David Fessler, Investment U’s Monday, May 9, 2011 I haven’t written much about solar recently, and for good reason: There really hasn’t been much to write about. Many U.S. solar panel companies have gone belly-up, like EPV Solar, whose intellectual property was purchased by New Millennium Solar Equipment Corporation. Others, like Evergreen Solar, [...]

5/9/11SunPower Gets A Big Boost From Big Oil (Investment U)

Perhaps the biggest variable for solar companies is their cost of capital when financing new projects. Having Total as a banker could allow SunPower to more easily undercut its competitors, including some of the big Chinese solar companies like... SunPower Gets Boost From Big Oil... >>

5/1/11Big Oil/Gas (Shell,BP,Total) makes a Solar Energy Comeback – Total acquires Sunpower in biggest... (Green World Investor)

Note Big Oil and Gas has been slowly been retrenching form the solar energy industry despite initial leadership.Shell which was one of the biggest solar players has become almost non-existent while BP has shut down a number of solar factories outsourcing production to China.Other Oil and Gas companies like Exxon,Valero,Chevron and others have concentrated their energies on related green sectors like algae based biofuels rather than on solar and wind energy.So the move by Total comes as a...

4/29/11Sunny Day For Solar Stocks On Total/SunPower Deal (SPWRA, TOT, WFR, JASO, JKS, LDK) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of SunPower (SPWRA), the second-largest U.S. solar panel maker, are surging 35% after France's Total SA (TOT), Europe's second-largest oil company, said it will pay $1.38 billion to acquire a 60% stake in the solar company in a bid to boost its exposure to the solar industry. The news may be prompting speculation about [...]

4/29/11Alternative Energy Watch: Total to Acquire SunPower; Amyris Opens Plant in Brazil; Wind Power Ins... (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Today’s alternative energy review includes more than the offer by France’s Total SA (NYSE: TOT) to acquire a controlling interest in SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA). There’s also a new biofuels plant in Brazil and a doubling of wind po...

4/29/11Stocks In Focus: SPWRA, RIMM, GBLI (Stock Wizard)

Shares of SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA) surged more than 35% in Frday's pre-market trading after Total SA, Europe’s third-biggest oil producer, agreed to buy as much as 60 percent of the second-largest U.S. solar panel maker. Total Group will launch a tender offer for up to 60 percent of San Jose-based SunPower's outstanding shares for $23.25 a share. The companies said the deal values SunPower's total equity at $2.3 billion, which would mean that buying a 60 percent stake would cost $1.38...

4/28/11Total To Purchase 60% Of Sunpower (SPWRA), Creating Solar Powerhouse (Green Stocks Central)

Big news in the solar world this evening.  France based Total and Sunpower (SPWRA) will merge to create an international solar powerhouse.  Total has launched a friendly tender offer for up to 60% of Sunpower at a price that represents a nearly 50% premium to the current price.  Both boards have approved the deal and [...]

4/13/11(SPWRA) SunPower Earns Conditional Loan from U.S. Department of Energy (Stock Blog Hub)

SunPower Corporation (SPWRA) announced that it received a conditional loan guarantee of $1.187 billion from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its 250 Megawatt (MW) California Valley Solar Ranch power plant. Once completed this photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant will be one of the largest in the world. The work on this project is expected [...]

3/22/11Sunpower (SPWRA) & KB Home (KBH) Team Up To Provide Residential Solar Systems (Green Stocks Central)

KB Home (KBH) announced this morning that it’s going to provide residential solar systems as a standard feature using Sunpower (SPWRA) technology in 10 So Co communities.  While KB Home has provided solar systems as an option for several years, it’s the first time it will be included standard for every home.  Depending on the [...]

3/10/11Sunpower (SPWRA) Expands Solar Supply Agreement With Toshiba (Green Stocks Central)

SunPower (SPWRA) announced this morning that is has expanded its relationship with Japanese behemoth Toshiba to support Toshiba’s residential s0lar program.  The two companies have worked together in the past under an original 32MW supply deal and today’s announcement adds another 48MW.  The panels will be supplied over the course of the next year. [...]

3/4/11NASDAQ Major Falls at Technology Sector: (SIGM, SIMG, SPWRA, GAME, JASO) (Penny Stock DD)

Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) moved down by 13.07% and closed at $11.91 whereas overall traded volume stood at 1.35 million shares for the day. Its price to earnings ratio stands at 99.25 times till its last trading session. The RSI value of 28.29 times depicts that the current share value is in highly oversold level. Silicon [...]

2/18/11Solar Stocks Continue To Burn Bright (SPWRA, YGE, STP, TSL, LDK) (tickerspy.com)

Solar stocks are continuing their bullish ways today as some bullish 2011 guidance from a pair of marquee names in the sector is helping power the Solar Stocks Index to a gain of 1.3% today. The Index has gained almost 25% in the past three months. Shares of SunPower (SPWRA) are higher by 7% after the [...]


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