As a rule of thumb, don't ever believe anything from Seeking Alpha. They are amateur posters who send in their articles to be published. Your article has to be approved before it gets put out. I have never seen a Seeking Alpha article ever influence movement in an equity. It's a joke! I don't know why they even appear in the Yahoo news section. If you're a real trader don't pay attention or read any message boards. Trust real news, support, resistance, and volume. It takes tons of experience to master the mix. Sometimes an upgrade or downgrade will have bite. Sometimes they don't. If you're in the stock market long enough you'll know when to put on a trade based on an analyst rating. I'll give you an example of a downgrade with zero effect. Northland today puts out a downgrade on LNKD before market open. The stock proceeds to go from 150 to 159.
The reason the solars flew today was because word of tight polysilicon supply. 10 day average is 4.3. Today FSLR did 6.6 million. The move is legit. We're looking at 32.75 resistance followed by 33.50 before we touch 35. FSLR is at a 1 month high. What we're seeing now is a possible breakout in the stock where the real money is made. This 35.50 break is crucial where we could finally fill 1 of 2 gaps. The 36.41 gap then the 40.45 gap. If you wanna make big bucks load deep OTM March calls. The weekly calls in FSLR are very difficult to trade. Timing is of an essence. The monthly give you the luxury of time.