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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 – Zacks.com 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)

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)

Q3 Earnings Effect: 5 Hottest ETF Charts

2017-11-14 zacks
The Q3 earnings season has reached its tail end, with 90.3% of the S&P 500 index market capitalization that has reported so far up 6.8% on 6.2% revenue growth. The beat is impressive with 73.4% surpassing EPS estimates and 67% coming ahead of top-line expectations.   Revenue growth represents acceleration and is widespread. However, the auto and utility sector posted a revenue decline, and an earnings growth rate is lower than the historical periods. (439-1)

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)

5 Top-Performing Stocks of the Top ETF of October

2017-11-01 zacks
The overlooked Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN - Free Report) was the best-performing ETF of October. This solar ETF gained 10% and carries a Zacks ETF Rank #3 (Hold) with a High risk outlook.   The gains were driven by encouraging industry fundamentals including rising demand for solar power, huge levels of panel installations, global warming issues, new and advanced technologies, and efficient alternative energy application. (16-0)

Best-Performing ETF Areas of October

2017-10-31 zacks
The month of October was characterized by a slew of upbeat earnings, especially in the tech sector. Also, renewed Trump trade on hopes of the passage of tax reforms kept enthusiasm alive in Wall Street. (8-0)

ETFs to Gain on First Solar Q3 Earnings Beat

2017-10-27 zacks
Leading U.S. solar-panel manufacturer First Solar (FSLR - Free Report) reported third-quarter 2017 results after the closing bell yesterday. The company beat our estimates on earnings and revenues and raised its earnings outlook for the year. Earnings per share came in at $1.95, which easily surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 85 cents and improved from the year-ago earnings of 50 cents. Revenues jumped 59. (11-0)

What Is a Yieldco?

2017-10-09 marketrealist
A yieldco is a recent financial innovation that can be compared to REITs and MLPs. REITs started trading in 1951, while MLPs started in 1981. The first yieldco was started in 2005 by Seaspan (SSW), a Hong Kong–based shipping company. (14-0)

A Close Look at SunEdison

2017-10-09 marketrealist
SunEdison (SUNEQ) is a developer and manufacturer of PV (photovoltaic) energy systems and solutions. It develops and manufactures a diverse range of silicon wafers. SunEdison is also involved in building, owning, and operating clean energy plants. (19-0)

First Solar’s Profits Impacted by Heavy Restructuring Charges

2017-10-02 marketrealist
First Solar’s (FSLR) pretax loss in 2016 was $471.7 million, compared with a profit of $519.8 million in 2015. The loss could be attributed to the huge $729 million restructuring pre-tax charges faced by the company in the fourth quarter of 2016. (9-0)

First Solar Stock Has Risen 44% in 2017

2017-10-02 marketrealist
Let’s compare First Solar’s (FSLR) and peers’ performance so far in 2017. Most solar energy stocks have performed well in 2017, except for Yingli Solar (YGE). As of September 26, 2017, FSLR stock had risen 44%. (7-0)

Solar Stocks (FSLR, SPWR, VSLR) Crash After Initial ITC Ruling

2017-09-26 zacks
Shares of companies operating in the solar energy industry, including First Solar (FSLR - Free Report) , plummeted on Monday after the potential impacts from a recent U.S. International Trade Commission ruling began to sink in. (15-0)

4 Hot ETF Charts of Q2 Earnings Season

2017-08-16 zacks
The Q1 earnings season has reached its tail end with 92.6% of the S&P 500 index market capitalization that has reported so far up 10.8% on 5.8% revenue growth with 74.3% beating EPS estimates and 68% coming ahead of top-line expectations.   Earnings and revenue growth rates are lower than the prior quarter for the same group of companies. However, total Q2 earnings in dollar terms are on track to reach a new quarterly all-time record for the index, surpassing the previous record achieved in the fourth quarter of 2016.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Stock Is Heating Up! | InvestorPlace

2017-08-15 investorplace
First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares have been rocking recently, and Monday’s 2.8% jump in FSLR stock provides just the excuse to take a renewed look.

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