Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Energy Conversion Devices: Cowen out positive on the name (ENER)

From Notable Calls:
Cowen is out positive on Energy Conversion Devices (NASDAQ:ENER) saying they expect Q4 EPS to meet or beat our 20c ENER estimate (vs. St. 16c), based on revenue and margin upside, with operating expenses (ex. restructuring) below consensus. Firm sees room for Street estimates to rise, particularly on greater operating leverage. Increased backlog should aid visibility on demand and ASP trends, boosting investor confidence. And, details on the next expansion could help illuminate out-year earnings power. They see 50% upside vs. the market in 12 months and reiterate Outperform....MORE

...Notablecalls: I suspect ENER will move on this call. I especially like Cowen's comments regarding the backlog. Could do 2 pts easy or even challenge recent swing highs.