|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||23.88 - 25.25|
|52 Week Range||4.06 - 35.42|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||252.92|
|Earnings Date||Jul 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||31.06|
There's no doubt stocks have been pretty volatile recently. And that's no surprise since this tends to be the most volatile time of year for the market.We've reached the end of the third quarter, so as earnings roll out, we'll hear guidance from companies for what they see not just in this quarter, but for 2020 as well. If you remember last year, this was when the bottom fell out. It didn't happen immediately, but guidance was trimmed as more earnings were reported -- and then it snowballed.Another contributor to market volatility is the approaching holiday season, which is always a good indicator of consumer spending. At this point, the consumer is keeping the market rolling. But if they cut back on holiday shopping or walk away, there could be trouble.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlternatively, consumers could spend more and the markets could take off. If you follow me at Growth Investor, you know that I've learned to have faith in the U.S. consumer, and also in the psychological power of warm holiday feelings to fuel a "Santa Claus Rally." * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns If those other two factors weren't enough to keep the markets bumpy, a Chinese delegation is in town for two days of trade talks. They have made it clear they only want a small trade deal, not the comprehensive one that President Donald Trump has demanded.These seven "A"-rated stocks for the rest of 2019 should do well regardless of the trade talks. They are well positioned in sectors with long growth paths that can handle a bump or two without the wheels falling off. Stocks to Buy: Crocs (CROX)Source: Wannee_photographer / Shutterstock.com Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) is usually not the stock you think of when you're looking for an "A"-rated stock that can ride out market storms.The company's shoes hit the scene in the early 2000s, and these spongy, nearly indestructible plastic shoes were a novelty hit. They were interesting looking, relatively cheap, comfortable and tough. Plus they were very light.They were the kind of thing you feel guilty about having because they're so odd, yet they feel great.After the initial fad wore off, it was hard to see how the company was going to keep customers -- the shoe business is very competitive and things roll in and out of fashion constantly. And shoes with such a low price point don't usually find a dedicated audience.But Crocs did. Kids that got them when they were little now wear them as adults. And the adults that wore them initially, well, they have kept on wearing them. The brand has stuck -- and it's gone global.With new styles and accessories, CROX stock has found a way to stay relevant and Crocs are hip again, around the world. The stock is up 57% in the past year and has plenty of room to grow. Casella Waste Systems (CWST)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) started in Vermont in 1975 with two brothers and a single truck. Now, it's a publicly traded company with a $2.1 billion market cap and it has operations across New England and upstate New York.Recently, China and other parts of Asia have stopped taking U.S. recycling because they're generating so much of their own that they can't process it all. This has led to many waste companies in the U.S. having to revamp recycling management. Many small companies have gone out of business because they can't process the waste.CWST is a vertically integrated firm, so it has its own facilities to manage some of it.And well-run waste companies are always targets for national waste companies as merger possibilities, which is even more the case today as weaker firms have already lost market share or gone out of business. * 10 Best Cloud Growth Stocks Right Now CWST stock is up 49% in the past year because of the challenges in the waste management sector. And the problem is only going to get bigger. That's a lot of opportunity for this regional player. I like to find niche opportunities like this wherever I can. A truly unbeatable business model will, sooner or later, show up in my list of Bulletproof Stocks. Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL)Source: Shutterstock Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) is a niche insurer that specializes in excess and surplus lines of insurance. These are properties that can't be insured through regular lines because they fall outside normal rating guidelines.For example, mobile homes or mobile home parks. Or a refinery or oil tanker. It may be niche, but the possibilities are broad.KNSL has been doing this for about 10 years now. And over those 10 years, the stock is up 470%, in a reasonably up-trended line. That's an average gain of 47% annually.The fact that it's located in Richmond, Virginia -- the headquarters for Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), one of the largest utilities on the East Coast -- is likely no coincidence. Solar and wind farms, pipelines and power stations would all be E&S properties. That's a good client to have. CareTrust REIT (CTRE)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) is in an ideal spot on two counts.First, it's a real estate investment trust. This market is perfect for good REITs. Low interest rates mean it can refinance properties and get lower rates. It can also expand its portfolio at lower costs.Second, it's in the healthcare sector. This is a huge long-term trend as the U.S. population begins to age. It specializes in assisted living, memory care and assisted and skilled nursing care facilities.What's more, since it's a REIT, its tax structure mandates that it pay out net profits to shareholders, which it does in the form of a dividend. * 10 Great Biotech Stocks to Buy in Q4 CTRE stock is up 35% in the past year and it still delivers a nearly 3.8% dividend. This is a great total return play for investors that want a long-term growth stock that will pay them regularly as it grows. If you'd like to hear more about how I identify the best investments in this particularly attractive group of stocks, click here for my full briefing. Enphase Energy (ENPH)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) has had quite the tumultuous time. It's in the solar power market and it makes microinverters.The power that is generated off a solar panel is direct current, or DC power. A house or business is wired for alternating current (AC), which is delivered by the local utility.That means the solar power needs to be converted -- or inverted -- into AC from DC. And that is the device that ENPH makes. It takes the energy generated off a home solar network and converts it for use. And the excess, if the utility cooperates, can then be uploaded onto the grid, further lowering the homeowners' electricity costs and allowing the utility to sell power generated outside its power stations.Consistent renewable energy policy in the U.S. has been a rare thing over the past couple decades, and that means ENPH has suffered from inconsistency. But the technology has improved and solar is now cheaper and more efficient than it used to be. That has allowed the company to gain increasing popularity as utility infrastructure ages and becomes less consistent.ENPH stock is now in a boom cycle, up more than 440% in the past year. It may not do this every year, but it has a long growth path ahead. American State Water Company (AWR)Source: Shutterstock American State Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has been around since the Great Depression. And as a California-based water utility, it has seen its share of ups and downs over the years.When you manage water for a state that's the fifth-largest economy in the world (ahead of the United Kingdom) and much of that wealth comes from water-dependent agriculture, you have to be pretty good at what you do.Water is blue gold. At Growth Investor, we always have a healthy weighting in water and other high-quality utilities. AWR has more than 260,000 customers across the state and also operates a small electric utility operation in and around San Bernardino County. * 7 Important IPO Stocks to Watch for the Long Run But one of the best aspects of its business is it has 50-year contracts with the U.S. military to manage water supplies on military bases around the U.S. That means AWR has a great customer that is locked in for decades.AWR stock is up 48% in the past 12 months and delivers a 1.3% dividend. That growth may slow a bit, but this is a rock-solid company with proven staying power. MFA Financial (MFA)Source: Shutterstock MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) is in a unique subset of the REIT sector. It doesn't own any properties -- it buys and trades mortgage-backed securities, home loans and non-mortgage backed securities.And this is the ideal market to be in this business.When rates are this low -- and are likely headed lower -- and with no inflation in sight, it's a great time for businesses and individuals to refinance their higher interest rate debts. And MFA is part of that action.What's more, since it's structured as a REIT, it means investors get a dividend from its operations. In this case, the dividend is a whopping 10.6%.Granted, the stock price isn't setting any records, up about 4% for the past year. But if you're looking for some solid income, MFA is certainly worth considering. Plus, if the real estate market turns, MFA isn't sitting on any properties. It can pivot because it's nimble. A Common Thread Among These Top-Rated StocksYou'll notice that many of these stocks paid great dividends. There's a reason for that.These days, the global bond market is just going haywire: We've got falling and even negative yields overseas. But as investors retreat to U.S. Treasurys it's causing bizarre effects here, too. Just look at what happened this summer, when the two-year Treasury actually began to yield MORE than the 10-year Treasury.And even the 30-year Treasury can't be relied upon for good yield anymore. In August, its yield dropped below 2% for the first time ever.So -- whether you're managing big institutional cash, or your own portfolio -- you'll also want to look at the group I sometimes call the Money Magnets.Not only did these stocks earn an "A" in my Portfolio Grader tool, thanks to strong buying pressure and great fundamentals …The stocks also earn an "A" in my Dividend Grader tool. These stocks are able to pay great yields -- and have the strong business model to back it up.All in all, I've got 27 strong dividend growth stocks for you now, and one more coming, in Growth Investor … almost all of which yield more than the S&P 500. These stocks are poised to do well as we continue to see international capital flow to the U.S. markets. Click here to see how I found these stocks, and how you can get great performance out of YOUR portfolio -- come what may.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. 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Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Venture Solar, an award-winning residential solar installation company based in New York, NY, is leveraging the simplicity of Enphase home energy management products to expand its service territory into Connecticut and Massachusetts. Venture Solar has optimized the technical and equipment aspects of its residential solar installation business by leveraging the plug-and-play simplicity of the Enphase IQ™ home energy platform. Enphase IQ microinverters, a key component of the platform, dramatically simplify solar installations as a complete AC system that ensures that neither installers nor homeowners are exposed to high-voltage DC, providing a safe solar solution for homeowners.
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Solar stocks have had a great run this year. Strong demand, falling costs, and higher corporate investments have supported these renewables in 2019.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that CNC Solar, a leading Mid-Atlantic solar contracting company, has distinguished itself with outstanding service to solar customers. Enphase celebrates excellent service by solar contractors as part of its customer service initiative. “Our philosophy is to take the mystery and complexity out of the solar buying experience for consumers, and this is a welcome recognition from Enphase for the work our team does to make our customers happy,” said Tom Colucci, president of CNC Solar.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Lighthouse Solar, an award-winning solar installation company serving New York’s Hudson Valley, consistently achieves higher Quality Assurance scores from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in part by using Enphase’s microinverter-based systems. “We use Enphase products because they speed up the installation process with their plug-and-play simplicity, and they also help contribute to our achieving higher scores on the NYSERDA quality assurance inspections,” said Bryan McGurn, owner of Lighthouse Solar. “The NYSERDA inspections and scoring method are in place to ensure that homeowners who choose solar have confidence about the workmanship of their new solar systems.
Enphase Energy (ENPH) stock has shown notable weakness recently. The stock has fallen almost 40% from its all-time high of $35.40 in late August.
Whether from conventional or renewable sources, energy is the world’s truly must-have commodity. Without it, the global economy would simply halt. This bottom-line absolute necessity gives a resilience to energy companies that strengthens them in the markets and attracts positive attention from Wall Street’s analysts.“We believe favorable technicals, improving fundamentals with stabilizing business cycle, and ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East could help redirect flows into this universally hated and cheap [energy] sector,” said JP Morgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, Dubravko Lakos-Buja.We’ve opened up TipRanks’ Stock Screener to find three Strong Buy energy stocks that combine positive analyst endorsements with high upside. Each represents a different segment of the energy sector, and each shows how an energy company can leverage the unique features of a particular niche to boost the stock and benefit shareholders. Enphase Energy: 41% UpsideThe market leader in microinverter solar technology, Enphase (ENPH – Get Report) has shipped over 10 million microinverters to the North American, European, and Australian residential and commercial markets. Solar energy – clean and infinite – is widely considered a major source of future commercial power generation, and microinverters are an important part of a solar system. The devices convert the direct current power from a photovoltaic panel into the alternating current used on electrical grids. Enphase was the first company to set up successful, large-scale microinverter production. Year-to-date, Enphase stock is up a whopping 370%.The company’s leading role in its niche has prompted JPMorgan’s 4-star analyst Mark Strouse to initiate coverage of the stock with a 'buy' rating and a $32 price target. He says, “We are encouraged by ENPH’s fundamental outlook, driven by industry tailwinds (unit growth in solar, MLPE share gains against traditional string inverters, residential energy storage penetration), as well as company-specific tailwinds (new products, improving margins and cash flow, international expansion opportunities).” Strouse’s price target suggests room for an additional 43% upside in the coming 12 months. (To watch Strouse's track record, click here)Strong products and a clear path to monetization are a firm foundation for any company, and Gus Richard, of Northland Securities, sees plenty of both at Enphase. In his recent research note on the company, Richard says, “ENPH product offerings are shifting away from components to energy management solutions. The Company is developing software and hardware that allow a consumer to optimize its production and usage of electricity with the introduction of its Ensemble solution that incorporates its new inverter IQ 8 and Encharge its battery solution. The Ensemble solution will expand the Company’s revenue opportunity per household from $2K to $10K.” Richard’s $40 price target implies an impressive upside potential of 79%. Overall, Enphase has a Strong Buy from the analyst consensus. In the last three months, 8 top analysts have reviewed this stock, and all have given buy ratings. Shares are currently selling for $22, and the $31 average price target suggests an upside of 41%. (See ENPH's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks) First Solar: 31% UpsideWhere Enhpase focuses on inverter tech, First Solar (FSLR – Get Report) manufactures actual photovoltaic panels that collect solar radiation for energy conversion. The company supplies large-scale installations for solar power plants, and offers service across the full life cycle of the panels – from purchase and financing, to construction, to maintenance and recycling. First Solar is also a leader in cadmium telluride semiconducting panels, and is notable as the first major solar panel producer to push its production cost below $1 per watt of power. The company’s stock is up 37% this year, and has recorded a 49% three-year gain. 4-star analyst Jon Windham, of UBS, reiterated his buy rating on FSLR earlier this month. Citing the company’s move away from direct participation in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), Windham writes, “The switch to the larger industry standard sizing of the Series 6 module is key to enabling FSLR to effectively utilize third party EPC. In our view, this transition will give FSLR more flexibility in the development process and enable increased management focus on higher margin Series 6 module manufacturing operations.” Windham’s price target of $80 indicates a 36% upside potential.FSLR’s Strong Buy consensus rating is derived from 5 buys and 1 hold given in the past three months. The stock is selling for $58, and the average price target of $76.50 suggests a robust upside potential of nearly 31%. (See FSLR's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks) Parsley Energy: 41% UpsideLast month, Parsley (PE – Get Report) beat the earnings forecast, showing 32 cents EPS as opposed to the estimated 31. Q2 revenues came in at $498.54 million. Both EPS and revenue were well ahead of the previous year’s Q2. Riding high on the earnings optimism, Parsley management announced the company’s first dividend, a 3-cent payment to be disbursed quarterly.Parsley built its profitable business on the Texas oilpatch. The company is engaged in exploration and drilling in the Permian basin of West Texas, currently the richest oil producing area the United States.Writing from Piper Jaffray, Kashy Harrison sums up Parsley’s situation: “Parsley's execution this year has been solid. Following the indication of a Q3 production beat and the initiation of a dividend, PE has achieved a multiple inline with larger Permian players… We believe PE is well positioned to exit 2019 favorably. Accordingly, with 2019 coming to a close, investors are increasingly exploring 2020 probabilities… We believe PE has the potential to deliver around 10% production growth…” Harrison’s $22 price target implies an upside of 29%.Neal Dingmann, of SunTrust Robinson, believe that this oil company is on the way up. He writes, “We continue to forecast Parsley to growth ˜2%+/qtr and become FCF positive this month while remaining FCF positive in 2020 even if oil prices fall as low as ~$51/bbl… We believe the company is in a position to generate doubledigit exit-to-exit oil production growth in 2020 while generating $200MM+ in free cash flow.” His price target, $23, indicates his confidence in a 35% upside for PE.Parsley holds a Strong Buy rating from the analyst consensus, based on 10 buys and 2 holds assigned over the past three months. At just $17 per share, PE has the lowest cost of entry of the stocks in this list. The average price target, $24, suggests a 41% upside. (See PE's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)
Almost all solar stocks fell sharply on September 26. First Solar (FSLR) fell about 7% yesterday while this year’s top gainer, Enphase Energy, fell 7.5%.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ™ makes solar simple to design, install and manage for small and midsized solar installation companies. Installers can now also leverage a more efficient way to help ensure that Enphase-based solar systems are always connected by using the Enphase IQ Combiner 3C™, which includes an integrated Enphase CELLMODEM-M1. The IQ Combiner 3C also features an integrated Enphase IQ Envoy™, with built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity options, and reduces the number of enclosures required for solar installations.
Solar Power International—Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the Company will be hosting its 2nd annual roundtable event for regional solar installation thought leaders attending Solar Power International (SPI) in Salt Lake City, Utah from Sept. 24-Sept. 26, 2019. The Company will host four roundtable sessions to further strengthen the dialog between Enphase executives and up to 20 leading U.S. solar installer leaders per session. At these roundtable events, Enphase actively engages small and midsized solar installation companies in conversation about their businesses and solar technology.
SolarEdge Technologies stock rose 17% to hit an all-time high of $91.40 on Friday. The solar inverter maker's stock fell earlier this month.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the Company worked with IES Texas Solar and Mission Solar to donate a solar energy system to the Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center at the Bamberger Ranch in Blanco County, Texas. The 17.5 kW system at the Bamberger Ranch consists of 50 Enphase microinverters and 50 Mission Solar MSE Mono 72 solar modules and is expected to offset the power needs of the recently completed Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center.
Enphase Energy stock had a solid week, gaining more than 20%. Its recovery is notable after its ~25% correction since its all-time high late last month.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Sunpro Solar has installed as many Enphase-based solar systems in the last 12 months as it has since its founding in 2008. In September 2018, Sunpro Solar announced Enphase as its exclusive inverter supplier and it is one of the leading providers of rooftop solar for the Gulf Coast and Southeast regions. Sunpro Solar is ranked #8 in 2019 Solar Power World Magazine’s Top Solar Rooftop Contractors nationwide and continues to be one of the fastest-growing home solar service providers in the U.S.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Ipsun Solar leverages the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ™ to serve its customers with deep insights into their Enphase-based solar systems. As a premier solar installation company in the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland areas, Ipsun Solar serves a region of energy-savvy solar homeowners who place a high value on staying connected to the performance data provided by Enphase Enlighten™, the advanced cloud-based solar monitoring platform from Enphase. As a key component of the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ™, the Enphase Enlighten platform is the digital backbone which allows homeowners with Enphase-based solar systems to monitor and manage the energy they generate and use.