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In the case of Suntech Power
Since the solar industry is still budding, and influenced heavily by government policies and regulations, companies up and down the solar supply chain often see their stocks move in tandem. Suntech's stock has had its share of ups and downs lately -- shares more than doubled late in 2007, only to come spiraling back down early this year. Then just last week, renewed optimism coupled with a big new contract for peer Trina Solar
With Suntech in particular, many recent events have aligned to bring more investing bulls into the pen -- the company inked an eight-year polysilicon supply agreement, its forward earnings multiple is still below projected growth, and oil remains priced above $100 a barrel. With consumers increasingly concerned with the impact and cost of fossil fuels -- warranted or not -- alternative energy stocks continue to benefit. As such, more than 96% of the 2,927 investors rating Suntech believe it will beat the S&P going forward.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his gambling skills from underperform to even odds. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. The Fool's disclosure policy is a sucker for policies written on parchment, donned with a tassel, and sealed with a wax kiss.