Monday, July 7, 2008

Solar In Spain: Are Stocks Pricing In An Unlikely Worst-Case Scenario? - Cowen & Co

From Notable Calls:
Cowen notes Solar stocks have been pummeled by concerns about a potential sharp drop in Spanish solar subsidies. In firm's view, a proposed 2009 cap of 300MW is unlikely to become law, as it would cause significant job losses and business closures. Unemployment and economic growth are the major issues for the Spanish government. The power sector has accumulated a large deficit, because regulated prices have not kept pace with fuel costs, underscoring the case for renewables.

They see Outperform-rated thin-film players ENER ($64) and FSLR ($253) as best-positioned, but believe Outperform-rated ESLR ($9), SPWR ($64) and STP ($35) are also oversold....MORE