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Ask a Fool: Is Solazyme a Buy, Sell, or Hold?

In the case of Solazyme (NASDAQ: TVIA  ) , I consider the stock a hold with the likelihood of becoming a buy during any meaningful pullbacks. Here you have a company that has hit on all of its operating goals thus far, and in a very timely fashion, but it remains to be seen if a profit can be generated.

A few things I am comforted by, however, are its revenue growth and financial stability as it aims for commercial production at multiple facilities by 2014. There have been many companies in the renewable energy space that found themselves in this exact position and are now gaining serious steam. Take Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE  ) for example. This is a company that really took a leap in building out our country's liquefied natural gas fueling infrastructure and is now witnessing comforting buy-in from some of the largest companies in the world.

So, while returns are never a guarantee, taking a risk on a company like Solazyme can certainly lead to some tremendous gains. With that being said, this is a position to monitor closely along with the prospects for the entire industry.

The movement toward alternative energy is gaining momentum. One potential opportunity in this field is Clean Energy Fuels, which focuses its natural gas efforts primarily on trucking and fleets. It's poised to make a big impact on an essential industry. Learn everything you need to know about Clean Energy Fuels in The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company. Just click here now to claim your copy today.


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  • Report this Comment On May 22, 2013, at 10:34 AM, showmethemonet wrote:

    pumping CLNE under the guise of a headline about SZYM? that's a paddlin'.

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    I don't believe the Fool pumps stocks. If you think they're crooks why are you reading what they write?


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    I would never ask The Motley Fool for any type of investment advice. They've proven to be the least reliable source of information with their biased views and deceiving articles.

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    Certain "Fools" pump stocks and other "Fools" bash stocks. But this type of corruption goes on everywhere. Even analyst firms such as Piper Jaffary (Mike Ritzenthaler to be specific) downgrades and upgrades companies to benefit their own personal portfolios.

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