Monday, November 03, 2008
JA Solar, a long time favorite, has recovered my line in the sand: IPO support/resistance at $5.5. Things are looking good for JASO, I could see it hitting $12 easily. Beware earnings are coming up on the 12th but I think risk is limited, note the S&P upgrade today:
"“We expect strong earnings growth over the near-term,” he writes, “while the price of the shares has fallen notably based on various concerns such as margin pressure and the potential need for capital for expansion.” He notes that the stock trades for under 4x his 2009 EPS estimate of $1.50 a share. Montevirgen, however, slashed his price target on the stock to $9 from $20."
I'd also note that Sun Power quietly posts blowout results during the market chaos of recent weeks. SPWR is another one of my favorite solar stocks as its the leading producer of Silicon based cells in the US.
I recently posted about FSLR looking great as well.
What I hear many traders talking about right now is the potential for an Obama election to boost certain stocks and solar is cited as a prime cannidate. While I would guess this is already priced into solar stocks, long term Obama seems to be very serious about subsidising solar. Whether or not you agree with the politics of it, US photovoltaic producers could see some greener pastures ahead.
"Finding the new driver of our economy is going to be critical. There is no better potential driver that pervades all aspects of our economy than a new energy economy ... That's going to be my No. 1 priority when I get into office, assuming obviously that we have done enough to just stabilize the immediate economic situation." -Obama
Disclosure: I own JASO and SPWRA calls.