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Can Solar Stocks Continue Their Hot Streak?

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Last year was a strong year which boosted confidence in domestic shares, meaning price has increased across the board and it is harder for investors to pick up stocks that offer strong returns. Investors entered last year a little bit wary of the market, but as confidence grew they automatically reached for safe investments and household names like BHP and CSL, Lincoln CEO Elio DAmato said. DAmato said the low-hanging fruit has been picked and it will be more of a challenege to identify opportunities in the smaller end of the market. There is still growth in the healthcare and banking sectors. We are expecting strong results in healthcare this reporting season, with many of the larger companies having operations overseas.

Hot stock Excelsior Mining (V.MIN) eyes funding for Arizona copper project

SPWR Revenue (TTM) data by YCharts First Solar is the forgotten player in solar because it doesn’t have exposure to the more popular residential solar market. But it’s also the most profitable with $5.40 per share in earnings over the past year. For First Solar to begin performing like SolarCity and SunPower we’ll need to see backlog increase and panel efficiency improve dramatically so the company’s technology doesn’t fall behind. That’s what could push the stock higher this year.

Consistent year-on-year growth for quarterly revenue topping 50% “confirms our ability to create essential products for some of IT’s hottest Big Data-driven markets,” Chief Executive Shaike Orbach said in a statement. Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 13% on improved shipments and pricing gains, despite a continued slump in coal volume. Results beat expectations, sending shares up 2.6% to $172.82 premarket. Vulcan Materials Co.

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This partnership looks to increase the companys near monopoly market share of large scaled panels with thin film technology. The thin film panels are less expensive to produce than silicone based panels, and the partnership aims to bring the conversion efficiency of thin film up to par with the silicone based panels. In addition to GEs technology, FSLR gains access their massive network of sales and distribution channels . EPS is up 79.53% year on year and last quarter the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 147.83% with FSLR beating estimates of $.92 by $1.36. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company looks to keep the momentum going when they report next on 2/25. SolarCity (NASD:SCTY) SolarCity is one of several companies under real life Iron Man Elon Musks umbrella. Founded in 2006, Musk is currently the chairman of the company he conceived to combat global warming and minimize air pollution. The company already has 80,000 customers, and expects to have 1 million customers within the next 4 years . In other words, SCTY looks to double its customer base every few months, suggesting a very strong rate of growth. The company has never reported a profit, but this can be attributed to the companys aggressive reinvestment strategy. Garvin Jabusch, co-founder and CIO of Green Alpha Advisors, says , Every installation SCTY completes is a 20+ year revenue stream. So theyre installing as fast as they can, forgoing profits now for much larger profits later. Deutsche bank recently revised their price target to $90 for the solar company, and shares responded by jumping 14.47% in 5 days of trading. With a 52 week range of $14.15-$79.86, watch for this Zacks Rank #2 stock to pop in the months ahead. SunPower (NASD:SPWR) Founded in 1986, SunPower designs, manufactures, and installs solar panels based on a silicone design invented at Stanford University. As previously mentioned, U.S solar demand was up 32% in 2013, but through the first 9 months of 2013, SPWR only saw an increase in revenues of 7.5% . The Energy Industries Association estimates demand will grow by another 35% in 2014 and look for SPWR revenues to increase, as estimates currently call for revenue growth of 34%. SPWR has beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the last five quarters, and saw a 181% positive earnings surprise on 7/31/2013 when the company nearly tripled the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.11/share. The Zacks Rank #1 company next reports on 2/12 and has a Zacks price target of $39.

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(“Why aren’t we flying? Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.”) What that means is most airlines can feel free to nickel and dime customers with various charges for checking bags, food and what have you. (Although it would be nice if it was just nickeling and diming.

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Excelsior President and CEO Stephen Twyerould told Stockhouse this week that the company needs to raise another $14 million in order to fund a feasibility study and secure permits for its Gunnison project near Tuscon, Arizona. Thats on top of roughly $9 million that would come from options potentially being exercised, he said. Excelsior shares climbed 358% to 55 centson January 17, 2013on the back of results from a pre-feasibility study that was conducted on the North Star Deposit at Gunnison. It shows that Gunnison has the potential to be one of North Americas lowest-cost copper producers. The company hopes to achieve that goal by using a complex procedure known as in-situ recovery to produce 110 million pounds of copper annually at an average life-of-mine operating cost of US68 cents a pound.


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