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TAN: Another New High, Thanks First Solar


The Guggenheim Solar ETF’s (TAN) seemingly indomitable run continues Friday as the ETF is up 1.1% on volume that has already eclipsed the trailing three-month average of 297,400 shares. Nearly 351,000 shares of TAN have already changed hands.

In just the past month, TAN is up nearly 26%. Last week, TAN got a lift after Elon Musk’s SolarCity (SCTY) projected 90% installation growth. SolarCity is TAN’s second-largest holding at 5.72%. [Solar City Boosts Solar ETF]

First Solar (FSLR), the largest U.S.-based solar company, is aiding TAN’s ascent. Shares of First Solar are soaring 8% on volume that is already more than 25% above the daily average. Arizona-based First Solar is TAN’s third-largest holding at 5.5% of the fund’s weight.

One catalyst for First Solar may be  new out Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to construct a 250 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant in Riverside County, California, for a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (NEE), according to a statement.

TAN’s rival, the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) , is also flirting with a new high today. That ETF has a 7.5% weight to First Solar.

Fun fact: TAN was reverse split 1-for-10 in February 2012. Today, the ETF hit another split-adjusted all-time high.

Guggenheim Solar ETF

ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post.

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