Shares of SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ: SEDG) had another great day today, gaining as much as 12.1% in a steady climb throughout the day. Shares were hitting their daily highs as I'm writing this at 2:35 p.m. EDT.
Yesterday's jump in SolarEdge's shares was because of second-quarter earnings that came in better than the market's very low expectations. Revenue grew just 2%, but the company increased profits by 11.5%.
The news today was that analysts at Oppenheimer increased their price target for SolarEdge's stock to $207 per share and reiterated a buy rating. Ironically, shares blew through that price target today.
I wouldn't read too much into the analyst upgrade today, although such events can drive a stock higher short term. The bigger news was yesterday's earnings and even competitor Enphase Energy reporting a solid quarter after the market closed yesterday.
What I would take from Enphase's report was that revenue fell at Enphase while it grew for SolarEdge, indicating strength in the solar market for SolarEdge. But it'll take a few quarters to see if that trend continues, especially as Enphase tries to enter the storage market, where SolarEdge sees a bright future and a way to expand its presence in renewable energy.
Chalk up today's move as another earnings-fueled bump with a little help from an analyst upgrade.
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