Emerging markets dominated investment in clean energy in the first quarter of 2018, with more than 40% of funding going to projects in China, while there were notable developments in Mexico, Morocco, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Total investment for the first three months of the year was $61.1 billion, 10% lower than the same period in 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Using slightly different criteria, Clean Energy Pipeline said that the figure was $62.1 billion.
One reason for the fall in investment was a 19% drop in solar funding, partly as a result of a 7% fall in the price of photovoltaic equipment over the past year, and partly because of weaker activity in some markets.
Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NiSource, Inc(NI)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its holdings in NiSource (NYSE:NI) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,858 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in NiSource were worth $331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Breaking newsAmphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection. Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares. Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives. NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:Wall Street expects Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion after the closing bell. Agilent shares rose 0.86 percent to close at $69.45 on Friday. Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million before the opening bell. Hanwha Q CELLS shares fell 0.29 percent to close at $6.92 on Friday. NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders. NiSource shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $24.93 on Friday. Analysts are expecting Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) to have earned $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the latest quarter. Vipshop will release earnings after the markets close. Vipshop shares rose 0.20 percent to $15.14 in after-hours trading.
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)Advisors' Opinion:
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