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Short Sellers Look for Direction in Solar, Alt Energy Stocks

4h 247wallst
Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on April 13. Of the companies we watch, short interest fell on two of three solar stocks and fell on two of four alternative energy stocks.
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First Solar (FSLR) to Report Q1 Earnings: A Beat in Store?

2018-04-24 zacks
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR - Free Report) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2018 results after the market closes on Apr 26. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 21.88%. Let’s see how things are shaping up prior to this announcement. Factors at Play As a result of strong Series 4 bookings in the fourth quarter of 2017, First Solar decided to restart two lines of Series 4 production in Ohio, which were shut down in late 2017.
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Energy Recap: A Look At SunPower's Planned Purchase Of Rival SolarWorld Americas

2018-04-20 seekingalpha
Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.
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SunPower (SPWR) Signs Deal to Acquire SolarWorld Americas

2018-04-20 zacks
In a bid to evolve as the largest U.S. solar panel manufacturer, SunPower Corp. (SPWR - Free Report) recently signed an agreement to acquire its long-time competitor SolarWorld Americas. Notably, the acquiree is the largest solar panel manufacturer in the United States. The terms of the deal have been kept under the wraps and are subject to necessary U.S. and German regulatory approvals, with the acquiree being the American subsidiary of German module manufacturer SolarWorld.
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SunPower Dumps Trump Tariffs

2018-04-19 seekingalpha
One of the largest secular trends for the next few decades will be the buildout of alternative energy globally. Solar in particular, will be vitally important as estimates range that from 30-50% of all electricity will come from solar by mid-century or sooner.
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U.S. Set to Edge China Out in the Solar Race

2018-04-19 zacks
As solar energy keeps getting cheaper by the day, countries across the globe are fast adapting to the clean energy source to fulfil all energy needs. Countries like China have stepped up their game by investing significantly in cutting-edge technologies related to solar energy. As a matter of fact, China has also surpassed the United States when it comes to investing in clean energy. This has led to speculation about the future of solar energy in the United States and whether it would lose to China in the solar race.
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Capture First Solar, Inc. Stock’s Scorching Profits While You Still Can

2018-04-18 investorplace
I hate to admit it, but First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is having a brilliant time in the markets. Year-to-date, FSLR stock isn’t that remarkable, up around 15%. However, over the trailing year, First Solar tore up the markets, returning shareholders a whopping 170% return.
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SunPower buys US rival SolarWorld to head off Trump tariffs

2018-04-18 channelnewsasia
SunPower Corp on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports.
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SunPower heads off Trump tariffs with SolarWorld purchase - Channel NewsAsia

2018-04-18 channelnewsasia
REUTERS: SunPower Corp on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports.
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SunPower heads off Trump tariffs with SolarWorld purchase

2018-04-18 reuters
(Reuters) - SunPower Corp (SPWR.O) on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. panel maker SolarWorld Americas, dramatically expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on solar imports.
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TOTAL to Expand Electric & Gas Operation Via Acquisition

2018-04-18 zacks
TOTAL S.A. (TOT - Free Report) announced that it has entered into a definite agreement with the controlling shareholders of Direct Energie to acquire 74.33% of its share capital. Price of each share is fixed at €42 ($51.96) and ex-dividend at €0.35 (43.3 cents) per share, representing an aggregate acquisition price of approximately €1.4 billion ($1.73 billion). The acquisition of majority of Direct Energie’s interest will help TOTAL to expand its electric and gas generation, and distribution operation in France and Belgium.
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Is JA Solar Holdings' Stagnant, Declining Share Price Going To Get Worse?

2018-04-17 seekingalpha
A high probability that companies such as JA Solar will be exposed to the detrimental effects of ‘trade wars’ and geopolitical uncertainty that are currently ensuing.
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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Jinko Solar, Azure Power Global, Dominion Midstream, SunPower and NextEra Energy Partners

2018-04-17 zacks
Chicago, IL – April 17, 2018 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Industry: Alternative Energy, Part 3, including Jinko Solar (JKS - Free Report) , Azure Power Global (AZRE - Free Report) , Dominion Midstream (DM - Free Report) , SunPower Corp (SPWR - Free Report) and NextEra Energy Partners (NEP - Free Report) .
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Will Solar Import Tariffs Hurt U.S. Alternative Energy?

2018-04-16 zacks
China’s emergence as a global leader of investment in clean energy projects poses serious threat to U.S based operators for the Alternative Energy industry. China has been a frontrunner in terms of solar module manufacturing and it has made substantial wind power investments in 2017 to expand its renewables footprint worldwide.
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