Best Clean Energy Stocks For 2018

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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.

Best Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: TerraForm Power, Inc.(TERP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After several tough years, TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) has started turning things around, which was evident in its first-quarter results. As a result, CEO John Stinebaugh sees even better days ahead for the company as it executes its growth strategy. In TerraForm’s Q1 earnings call, he outlined five points that make him confident that the wind and solar power company can achieve its five-year plan.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Renewable energy has quietly become one of the best places for investors to find high-quality dividends that sport high yields as well. Yieldcos likeBrookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), Pattern Energy (NASDAQ:PEGI), and NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) (NYSE:NYLD-A)have yields of over 5% along with long-term contracted cash flows to sell energy to utilities.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) is the other yieldco that generates a significant portion of its revenue from wind. Of the company’s 2,606 MW in assets,1,532 MW are wind power, and it averages 14 years remaining on its power purchase agreements. Management aims to hold onto about 15% to 20% of cash available for distribution (CAFD) in order to grow TerraForm Power organically. The stock’s payout yields 6.8% today, and over time, management forecasts the dividend will grow by 5% to 8% per year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) has been an abysmal investment since its initial public offeringin mid-2014. Investors who bought into the renewable yieldco’s IPO hype have seen their investment fall by nearly two-thirds. Driving that value destruction was a series of high-priced, debt-fueled acquisitions aimed at quickly growing the dividend. Instead, TerraForm got in over its head and had to suspend the payout at the end of 2015.

Best Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

Best Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: BlackLine, Inc. (BL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

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