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Enough top-performing CAPS investors have turned bullish on Advanced Battery Technologies
Of course, mixing tiny companies with alternative energy and China is always a recipe for volatility, driven by the massive potential in the region. ABT is based in New York, but the $200 million battery maker has focused on sales in Asia and announced two major new contracts for 2008 totaling $26.7 million. In fact, demand for ABT's polymer lithium-ion batteries has created a backlog of orders for the next 21 months and helped the company report record revenues and profits in the first quarter.
ABT was given more street credibility recently when it was added to the Nasdaq Clean Edge U.S. index, joining larger and more well-known clean-energy peers such as First Solar
Despite the risks in the young company and the fledgling technology, associations with more established peers and the opportunities ahead in alternative energy have had stock in ABT soaring lately.
But the strong first-quarter financials seem to be the largest motivation for kicking ABT's rating in CAPS up off the bottom. With new contracts signed and cash flowing to the bottom line, a few more investors are willing to risk going long on ABT with 66% of the 371 investors now bullish on the company.
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