SunPower shares turn around as analysts rush in with praise

SunPower (SPWR +4.8%) pushes higher, rallying from early weakness after Q4 earnings beat estimates but 2014 revenue guidance came in soft, as analysts move in to praise the company.

The improved results were due to “solid execution, with shipment, revenue and gross margin all exceeding guidance and better than consensus,” RBC analysts say as they raise their price target on the stock to $35 from $30.

SPWR “is well positioned for profitable growth in rooftop sales and leasing, despite the normalizing margins for new utility-scale projects in North America," Credit Suisse says.

Other solar shares are higher too: SUNE +4.8%, SCTY +5.8%, FSLR +2.3%.

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  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    I think that this is an interesting squeeze out candidate. Some others here:
    13 Feb 2014, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • Market DJ
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    So does the motif index imply a move upward because of short interest in the stock? Keep in mind I am a young investor and am learning as I go. I found your link interesting, but I didn't understand it completely….


    I do understand how a short squeeze occurs, and I held my shares of SPWR through earnings, though I did consider selling 40% of my long position and buying back after….whew!
    13 Feb 2014, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Yes. It implies a move upward because of short interest in the stock.
    13 Feb 2014, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • omarbradley
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    why not another three hundred percent?
    13 Feb 2014, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • benitus
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    The competition among our domestic solar producers is so intense that they cannot do otherwise than to excel in what they do. Augurs well for the future of our solar industry. Great results and great future, as more and more facilities turn to using solar power, which improving efficiencies have continually reduced the huge start-up costs involved.
    13 Feb 2014, 04:03 PM Reply Like
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