Investorideas.com | big ideas for the small cap investor- One of the first online investor resources providing research tools for renewable energy, water and Homeland Security Investing Search www.investorideas.com
   Member Access       Sign-up       Listings        Stock Directories       Research       Cleantech       Tech Newsletter         Headlines        Video       New Ventures   




AddThis Social Bookmark Button
+Related topics

Solar Stocks Review - Monday 4-18-2011

Solar Stocks and Market Commentary with J Peter Lynch

Point Roberts, South Salem, New York - April 18, 2011 www.Investorideas.com, a leader in cleantech stock research, releases a new solar stocks review from contributor, J. Peter Lynch for April 18th.

Solar Stocks Commentary with J Peter Lynch -

Read other articles, Exclusively for InvestorIdeas.com and Renewableenergystocks.com: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/PL/

See Peter's technical solar stocks review: http://www.investorideas.com/PL/Solar-Stocks-Review.asp

Solar Stocks Review - Monday 4-18-2011

J Peter Lynch

An overall summary and table are below which gives a current snap shot of the “technical picture” of each of our solar stocks. This is updated weekly and also whenever there are any significant changes.

Join Investor Ideas Members to access the Renewable Energy stocks directory, water stocks, biotech stocks, defense stocks directories and the Insiders Corner

Summary

Note: At this time the general market comment is: market has rebounded after its 7% correction but has moved back into a higher risk zone, it appears to be on more solid footing at least for the short term. However, the market is moving into its unfavorable season – May thru September approximately. So I would still be very cautious at this time

Individual Stock Comments and Comments on our Solar Portfolio

All of the solar stock s have fallen further behind the general market and have continued to weaken, with all stocks except for TSL having fallen below their 50 day moving average (a sign of short term weakness).

Below are the latest comments on the 5 stocks remaining in our Solar Portfolio, the weekly momentum has turned positive on ALL 5 stocks, which should be an indication of at least short term strength.

JKS - Stock is now at a critical juncture - a move above 27 would indicate a return to strength and a move below 22 would generate a sell signal.

LDK - A move to 12.5 would be a positive show of strength and a move below 10.5 would generate a sell signal.

SOL - A move to 11 would indicate a return to strength and a move below 9 would generate a sell signal.

SOLR - Consistently one of the two strongest solar stocks, a move to 11 is needed to indicate a return to strength.

TSL - strongest of the group, a move above 31 would indicate renewed strength.

Solar Stock Review as of the close on Friday 15 April 2011

SymbolRecent Price50 Day MATrendWeekly
Momentum
# WeeksRS SigRating
ASTI1.632.725-Neg7SellW
CSIQ10.0412.628-Neg6SellW
CSUN3.724.278-Neg6SellW
DSTI0.831.099-Pos0SellW
EMKR2.242.389-Neg5Buy N
ENER2.13.03-Pos0SellW
ESLR1.761.77-Pos1SellW
FSLR137.64153.055-Neg7BuyW
HSOL6.778.005-Pos0SellW
JASO6.267.058+Pos1BuyW
JKS23.7326.319+Pos1BuyN
LDK11.2112.331+Pos0BuyN
RSOL2.52.606-Pos1SellW
SOL9.2110.098+Pos1BuyN
SOLR9.6910.594+Neg10BuyS
SPIR3.934.852+Neg6SellW
SPWRA15.7416.432+Neg0BuyW
STP9.039.269-Pos1SellW
TSL29.0427.996+Pos2BuyS
WEST1.952.033-Pos0SellW
WFR11.8312.971+Neg6SellN
YGE12.0312.047-Pos2SellN

Table Keys:

50 Day Moving Average (MA) - this is a short term measure of a stock's current technical picture. If the current price is above the 50 day MA it is a positive indication and if it is below the 50 Day MA it is a negative indication.

Overall Trend - this is the overall longer term trend of the stock (Positive + or Negative -). When solar stocks were badly underperforming the market almost all our solar stocks were in negative trends - the stocks that turn to a positive trend first are usually the strongest stocks relative to the group as a whole.

Weekly Momentum (Mom.) and Number of weeks positive or negative - this is a measure of the short term momentum of a stock. It is derived by comparing the one week moving average (MA) of the stock to the five week moving average. When the one week MA goes ABOVE the 5 week MA the weekly momentum turns positive, when it goes BELOW the 5 week MA the weekly momentum turns negative. Momentum, on average, stays positive or negative for between 6 and 8 weeks. So a stock that has been negative for 1 or 2 weeks will usually have at least a few more weeks of negative action to come. This would be useful, for example, if someone wanted to buy a particular stock and its momentum just shifted to negative, they will likely be able to buy the stock lower if they are patient and wait for a pullback in the price of the stock.

Relative Strength - this is a measure of the strength of an individual stock relative to a widely followed index - in this case the Standard and Poor's 500 (S&P 500). If the relative strength is “buy” this means that the individual stock is stronger relative to the index and vice versa.

Rating - this a my technical rating on each of the solar stocks after reviewing the technical indicators (momentum and trend) plus a number of additional indicators (monthly momentum, strength relative to the S&P 500 stock index, overbought/oversold status etc.) to arrive at a comparative rating as to how each stock stands technically. N = neutral, W = weak and S = strong. An asterisk on the rating indicates a change of rating for that stock.

Background Notes

Keep in mind that there are two basic types of equity (stock) analysis. Below is a brief description of each and its primary purpose:

Fundamental Analysis - this is the analysis of the fundamental financial condition of the company and will identify which stocks are stocks you may want to buy when the timing is right. This form of analysis will give you NO indication of the best time to buy the stock.

Technical Analysis - this form of analysis will tell you "when" to buy a stock. It will do this by showing you (in chart format) the basic interaction of supply and demand and when the two change and shift which will indicate a time to buy or a time to sell.

Mr. Lynch has worked, for 34 years as a Wall Street security analyst, an independent security analyst an investment banker and private investor in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy sector since 1977 and is regarded as an expert in this field. He was the contributing editor for 17 years to the Photovoltaic Insider Report, the leading publication in PV that was directed at industrial subscribers, such as major energy companies, utilities and governments around the world. He is currently a private investor and advisor to a number of companies. He can be reached via e-mail at: SOLARJPL@aol.com. Please visit his website for the promotion of solar energy - www.sunseries.net

Subscribe to the Peter Lynch solar RSS feed; http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/PL.xml

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the research published are those of the individual companies and writers and not necessarily those of Investorideas.com® or any of the industry sector portals. At the time of publication, writers may hold positions in the stocks or companies mentioned.

Research other solar with the renewable energy stocks directory ; a global stock directory featuring over 1100 green stocks. Investors also have the option to access the directory as part of the Investor Ideas Membership premium content that currently features an additional 10 stock directories, including the water stocks directory and all cleantech stock directories. http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

Get free investor stock alerts and newsletters:
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp

About Investorideas.com Green Investor content:

Investorideas.com was on the of the first investor sites covering investing in water and renewable energy stocks and has become a global go-to destination for investors researching the cleantech sector, with stock directories, company news, commentary from experts, research reports and industry resources and links. Investors can follow solar stocks commentary on our site with solar expert, J. Peter Lynch.

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Learn more: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp , http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

For more information contact Investor Ideas:

Dawn Van Zant 800.665.0411, Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com or Cali at cvanzant@investorideas.com

Source: www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, www.Investorideas.com


Other Green Investor Resources and Tools:

Subscribe to the Renewable Energy and GreenTech Business and Stock News RSS Feed

Investorideas.com Green Investor Audio Series

Investing In Water Podcast: The investing in water podcast features audio interview with some of the sector's leading experts and fund managers.

Investorideas.com Members- access to green stock directories and trading trends
With markets and investor sentiment changing daily- it is more important than ever to stay on top of key trends! Gain Exclusive Insight on Leading Sectors, Global Trends, and Insider Trading Ideas, News, Articles and Investor Ideas Members only Restricted Content including the water stocks directory, environment stocks and renewable energy stocks directory.
http://www.investorideas.com/membership/



TOP

Investor Ideas © 2000 - 2014 InvestorIdeas.com®, ECON

Free Investor Stock Alerts
Sign up here

login | logout | about us | contact | disclaimer / disclosure |
advertise | company profile directory | partners / links |
job search | privacy policy | trade | services | sitemap |