Solar Stocks to Watch: First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL), SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY)

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on November 6th, 2014 announced financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Net sales were USD 889 million in Q3, 2014, an increase of USD 345 million from the second quarter of 2014. Gross profit for the third quarter of 2014 was USD 189 million (Q3, 2013: USD 364 million). Q3 operating expenses totaled USD 106 million compared to USD 156 million in Q3, 2013. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) in last trading activity moved up 0.27% to close at $56.41. Company weekly performance is 0.55% while its quarterly performance stands at -16.84%. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is -24.63% away from its 52 week high.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 before the open of U.S. markets on Thursday, November 20, 2014. On last trading day JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) moved up 2.19% to close at $23.36. Its volatility for the week is 5.55% while volatility for the month is 7.11%. JKS’s sales growth for past 5 years was 26.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -11.10%. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) monthly performance is -11.01%.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturer, known as “Yingli Solar”, announced that the Company has successfully completed its fifth annual global investor day in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. On last trading day Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) moved up 0.36% to close at $2.79. Its volatility for the week is 5.55% while volatility for the month is 6.49%. YGE’s sales growth for past 5 years was 12.20% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -34.90%. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE) monthly performance is -5.42%.

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, on 31st October announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Dorety as president of its Americas Region, effective October 8 , 2014, and Mr. Longxing Huang as president of its Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, effective October 27 , 2014. Both Mark Mendenhall, the former president of Trina Solar’sAmericas Region, and Mr. Haiyan Sun, the former president of Trina Solar’s Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, have left the Company for personal reasons. Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) institutional ownership stands at 57.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $10.35.

SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY) the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer, posted an unexpected third-quarter profit, largely because of accounting rules. Net income was $19.2 million, or 19 cents a share, compared with a loss of 2.1 million, or 3 cents, a year earlier, San Mateo, California-based SolarCity said in a statement on its website. On Thursday shares of SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY) closed at $51.54. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 38.40%.

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