Are 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) Shares Headed North? Goldman Issues Upgrade.

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8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) Stock Upgrade

Goldman raised shares of 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) to a solid Buy rating from the previous Neutral. This change in rating was revealed to clients in analysts note today.

From a total of 11 analysts covering 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) stock, 7 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 4 a ”Hold”. This means that 64% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $22 while the lowest target price is $11. The mean of all analyst targets is $18.27 with a 35.22% above today’s ($12.72) stock price. 8point3 Energy Partners LP was the topic of 7 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Oppenheimer initiated shares on October 14 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained CAFD stock in a recent report from September 28 with “Buy” rating. Finally, Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in a report issued on a September 1.

Approximately 433,701 shares of stock traded hands or 36.58% up from the average. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) has risen 6.00% since November 2, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

 Are 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) Shares Headed North? Goldman Issues Upgrade.

Analysts await 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD) to reports earnings on December, 30. CAFD’s profit will be $2.02 million for 106.00 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes reality. After $0.05 actual EPS reported by 8Point3 Energy Partners LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.00% negative EPS growth.

8point3 Energy Partners LP is a limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation projects. The company has a market cap of $856.32 million. The Company’s portfolio includes utility projects, and commercial and industrial (C&I) projects. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s utility projects include MarylandSolar project, a 100% owned project located in Maryland; Solar Gen 2 project, a 49% owned project located in California; Lost Hills / Blackwell project, a 49% owned project located in California; North Star project, a 49% owned project located in California; RPU project, a 100% owned project located in California, and Quinto project, a 100% owned project located in California.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “8point3 Energy Partners LP owns, operates and acquires solar energy generation projects primarily in the United States. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. 8point3 Energy Partners LP is based in San Jose.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (CAFD).

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