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Canaccord Initiation Moving SunEdison Shares

Luke Jacobi

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) shares are trading higher following a Buy rating and $30 price target (27.7 percent upside) from Canaccord.

Josh Baribeau of Canaccord likes the solar industry as a whole, citing global adoption of clean energy and the falling cost of solar power.

Regarding SunEdison specifically, the research note states, “The company has among the largest solar project pipelines, is very well geographically diversified – insulating it from inevitable political risk and has significant experience in acquiring, developing, delivering and now owning solar assets.”

Baribeau also highlights that SunEdison produces its own products, but has the flexibility to buy components from third parties.

in terms of valuation, the solar industry is trading around 14 times 2015 earnings and one times 2015 sales. The $30 price target is based on a 10 times 2015 earning multiple, assuming massive growth.

Shares of SunEdison were last trading at $23.38, up 1.12 percent.

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