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Solar energy in a big way



July 20, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: TSL

On Barchart Portfolio Blogs I bring to your attention stocks you might want to consider for your portfolio.

Everyone seems to want to get on the alternative energy band wagon so here is your chance. TRINA SOLAR LTD (TSL) is currently one of the few private manufactures who have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. They are led by an international management team from over 6 different countries with deep solar private industry experience. They have reached long term partnerships with leading technology suppliers in Switzerland, Italy and Germany, which provide the latest technology for their production facilities in China. These partnerships are another quality guarantee for their end customers and enable them to work jointly towards a brighter future.

Wall Street brokerage firms have found this company in a big way. They have 23 buy and 4 hold recommendations published based on estimates that sales will increase by 53.20% this year and 11.60% next year. Earnings are also expected to be stellar with a 25.60% increase this year, 8.50% next year and maintain a 5 year compounded annual EPS growth rate of 20.80%.

Their recommendations have caused a price movement of 23.22% last month and the stock hit new highs in 5 of the last 5 trading sessions. Barchart has a 100% short term technical buy signal and an overall 64% buy signal. Their Trend Spotter (tm) also signals buy.

The general investors have taken note and on Motley Fool the CAPS members vote 983 to 185 that the stock will beat the market with an agreement vote of 214 to 74 from the more experienced All Stars.

I'm adding this stock to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio but because of its recent price movement would advise a tight stop loss at the 50 day moving average of 18.87. Buying points:

1 - 100% Barchart short term technical buy signal

2 -  Gained 23.22% last month and hit new highs in 5 of the last 5 trading sessions

3 -  Wall Street recommendations based on stellar sales and earnings projections

4 -  Large and positive investor sentiment

Jim Van Meerten is an investor who writes on investing here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs. Please leave a comment below or email

Disclosure: No positions in the stock mentioned at the time of publication

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 20, 2010 at 11:53 AM, chk999 (99.96) wrote:

If Nano Solar's process actually works then TSL is dead meat.

This is why Buffett doesn't like tech stocks, technological innovations can kill a good company in a heartbeat. 

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#2) On July 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM, JimVanMeerten (57.35) wrote:

That's what stop losses are for!

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