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Solar Gainers and Losers

By Harris Roen

Five solar stocks announced key updates – three show improved prospects, and two warn of danger.

Power REIT (PW)
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Power REIT will acquire 100 acres of land underlying a 20 megawatt solar array to be developed. The leasee will sell electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE), which should then provide a steady income stream to PW shareholders. The stock price is up 11% for the year, in addition to a yield of 3.9%. Press release
Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS)
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AEIS issued a respectable, though mixed, earnings report. Profits were up and net income jumped considerably, but revenues dropped slightly and EPS was down 17% from the previous quarter. Q2 2013 guidance was in line with analyst estimates, which are projected to come in 18%-30% above current levels. The stock had a nice bounce on the news, and is up 34% for the year. Reuters article
SunPower Corp (SPWR)
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A positive earnings report caused a jump in SunPower’s stock price, up 18% yesterday and 171% for the year. Revenues dropped slightly for the quarter, but were 30% higher than the same quarter one year ago. The company also announced it will supply Verizon with rooftop and ground-mounted PV systems in 6 states. Press release
GT Advanced Technologies Inc (GTAT)
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GTAT stock remains battered on a poor earnings report. The stock dropped 5% in one day on large volume, and is down 43% for the year. The company announced it sill stop offering earnings guidance going forward. SolarServer article
STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI)
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Losses continue for STRI, with revenues 30% below the previous quarter, and 64% below the same quarter last year. Profits and net income showed improvement compared to losses of the previous quarter, but still remain negative. STRI stock is down around 90% from its highs in late 2010. Press release

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