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Earnings or Revenue-Weighted ETFs: Q3 Winners

2017-11-15 zacks
We are in the midst of a full-blown earnings season. Out of the 327 members from the S&P 500 index that have reported already, 74.9% beat on bottom line and 65.7% surpassed revenue estimates, per the Earnings Trends issued on Nov 1, 2017. Ongoing positive revenue momentum and favorable revisions in estimates for the current period are most notable factors. (65-0)

First Solar, Inc. Stock Is on the Verge of a Breakout

2017-11-15 investorplace
Since surprising the Street with an earnings report worth celebrating, First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares have continued to impress. Although selling pressure has crept into stocks this week, FSLR remains aloft, pressing firmly toward yet another 52-week high. (4-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Guggenheim Solar, First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor, iShares U.S. Home Construction, SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production and iShares Dow Jones US Technology

2017-11-15 zacks
Chicago, IL – November 15, 2017 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog includeGuggenheim Solar ETF (TAN - Free Report) , First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL - Free Report) , iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB - Free Report) , SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP - Free Report) and iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF (IYW - Free Report) . (227-0)

JA Solar (JASO) Misses Q3 Earnings, Revenues Increase Y/Y

2017-11-15 zacks
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO - Free Report) posted third-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of 13 cents per American Depositary Share (ADS) missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 18 cents by 27.8%. Total Revenues JA Solar’s revenues in the reported quarter were $652.6 million, comfortably surpassing the consensus mark of $610 million by 7%. The reported figure was also up 4.5% compared with the year-ago level. (9-0)

Why Vivint Solar Stock Fell after 3Q17 Results

2017-11-15 marketrealist
Vivint Solar (VSLR) reported its earnings results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, on November 7, 2017, after market hours. In this series, we’ll review Vivint Solar’s 3Q17 results in detail and compare them with analysts’ expectations. We’ll also look into VSLR’s primary operating metrics in 3Q17 and conclude the series with an outlook for the company. (12-0)

What to Expect From JA Solar (JASO) This Earnings Season?

2017-11-13 zacks
Solar company, JA Solar Holdings Company Ltd. (JASO - Free Report) is set to release third-quarter results before the opening bell on Nov 15. Last quarter, the company delivered better-than-expected earnings. Moreover, it was able to beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the trailing four quarters, with an average positive surprise of 716.67%. Let’s see how things are shaping up prior to this announcement. (16-1)

Why SunPower Reported Lower 3Q17 Revenues

2017-11-10 marketrealist
SunPower (SPWR) reports its revenue under the power plant, residential, and commercial segments. The latter two segments are together called the distributed generation segments. The power plant segment includes project developments, EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) services, as well as O&M (operations and maintenance) services. (10-0)

SunPower Stock Surges 15% after 3Q17 Earnings Release

2017-11-10 marketrealist
SunPower (SPWR) announced its 3Q17 earnings before market hours on November 2. In this series, we’ll examine SunPower’s 3Q17 results in detail and compare the results with analysts’ estimates. We’ll also explore management’s 2017 guidance, analysts’ expectations, as well as the outlook for the company. (13-0)

Guggenheim Solar ETF Vs. Kevin Mackie

2017-11-10 seekingalpha
As a result of a challenge issued by another Seeking Alpha user, I constructed my own solar ETF to go head to head against the Guggenheim Solar ETF. (20-2)

Short Interest in Solar, Alt Energy Stocks Still Searching for Direction

2017-11-10 247wallst
Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on October 31. Of the companies we watch, short interest fell on two of three solar stocks and on two of four alternative energy stocks. (53-0)

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Q3 Earnings In Line, Revenues Beat

2017-11-09 zacks
Solar cell manufacturer, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ - Free Report) reported third-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of 22 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The figure was lower than earnings of 27 cents per share recorded a year ago. Total Revenue Canadian Solar posted total revenues of $912.2 million in the quarter, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $819 million by 11. (8-0)

Yingli Green (YGE) Offers 38MW Solar Panels to Rural Project

2017-11-07 zacks
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE - Free Report) recently announced that it has agreed to supply 38.4 megawatts (MW) of solar panels to a rural photovoltaic (PV) poverty alleviation project in China. Per the deal, the project will utilize over 140,000 Yingli Solar panels and also adopt axis tracking system that captures more sunlight, for higher power generation. (6-0)

What's in Store for Canadian Solar (CSIQ) in Q3 Earnings?

2017-11-07 zacks
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ - Free Report) is set to report third-quarter 2017 financial results on Nov 9, before the market opens. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 6.25%. However, it missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the last four quarters, with an average negative surprise of 227.75%. Let’s see how things are shaping up at the company prior to this announcement. (8-0)

8Point3 Energy's Sustained Growth Warrants A Buy

2017-11-06 seekingalpha
Solar power industry projected to continue growth in the long-term, ITC ruling poses a stumbling block. (5-0)

Trade of the Day: First Solar, Inc. Is Reaching for the Stars

2017-11-06 investorplace
Thanks to the most recent rally, shares of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) are now higher by close to 87% for the year. Although the stock is in need of some near-term consolidation time, in the bigger picture its rally may just be starting. (4-0)

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