Tech Shares Maintaining Small Advance Near Close; Solar City Notches JPMorgan Upgrade Following Strong Q1 Results


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Technology stocks were still narrowly higher late Thursday following two days of declines with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 adding about 0.1% this afternoon.

In company news, shares of Solar City ( SCTY ) were up more than 12% in late Thursday trading and the installer of residential and commercial solar systems today receiving an upgrade to Overweight from Neutral at J.P.Morgan, which also set a $72 price target for the stock.

The upgrade follows SCTY reporting strong Q1 results late Wednesday. The stock earlier surged to a session high of $57.39 a share, more recently trading around $53.50 a share, up 12.1%.

In other sector news,

(+) SNDK, Analysts at 10 research firms change their ratings for the stock after the company boosts its quarterly dividend by 33% to $0.30 per share, starting in Q3. The new ratings include an increase to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

(-) TDC, Sees FY14 EPS near the bottom of forecast range of $2.85 to $3.00. Expects revenue growth of 3% to 7%, or $2.77 bln to $2.88 bln. Street is at $2.92 per share on $2.83 bln in revenue. Q1 results top analyst projections.

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Referenced Stocks: SCTY

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