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Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) Short Interest Up 23.4% in February

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) was targeted for strong growth in short interest in February. As of February 26, there was short interest of 5,430,000 shares, an increase of 23.4% compared to February 11 of 4,400,000 shares. Currently, 12.0% of the company’s shares are short. With an average daily volume of 2,210,000 shares, the short interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

Several major investors recently bought and sold shares in the company. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its position in Canadian Solar stocks by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 4,355 shares in the solar energy company valued at $ 223,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares last quarter. Samalin Investment Counsel LLC increased its position in Canadian Solar stocks 8.7% in the fourth quarter. Samalin Investment Counsel LLC now owns 6,250 shares of the solar energy company valued at $ 320,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares last quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC took a new position in Canadian Solar shares valued at approximately $ 30,000 during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN added 23.4% to its position in Canadian Solar stocks in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,950 shares of the solar energy company valued at $ 202,000 after buying an additional 750 shares last quarter. Finally, Foundry Partners LLC increased its position in Canadian Solar stocks by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 105,041 shares of the solar energy company valued at $ 5,382,000 after buying an additional 858 shares last quarter. Currently, 41.03% of the company’s shares are owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Several stock analysts recently rated CSIQ stock. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Based Russell started reporting on Canadian Solar in a report on Friday, January 8th. They set a buy recommendation and a price target of $ 71.00 for the stock. CICC Research upgraded Canadian Solar from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 25th, and set a price target of $ 48.00 for the stock. The Smith Barney Citigroup reported on Canadian Solar on Friday, January 8th. They set a buy recommendation and a price target of $ 71.00 for the stock. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Canadian Solar from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 4th, and raised its price target for the company from $ 43.00 to $ 48.00. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its target price for Canadian Solar from $ 54.00 to $ 46.00 and rated the stock as “neutral” in a research report on Monday, March 8th. One analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, two with a hold rating, and six with a buy rating. Canadian Solar currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” with an average price target of $ 48.67.

Canadian Solar shares opened at $ 42.52 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $ 52.09 and the company’s 200-day simple moving average is $ 43.94. Canadian Solar has a 52-week low of $ 12.00 and a 52-week high of $ 67.39. The company has a market cap of $ 2.52 billion, a PE ratio of 12.32, a P / E / G ratio of 0.71, and a beta of 1.55. The company has a leverage ratio of 0.47, a fast rate of 1.04, and a current rate of 1.24.

About Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures and sells solar bars, wafers, cells, modules and other solar power products. The company operates in two segments: module and system solutions (MSS) and energy. The MSS segment designs, manufactures, and sells a range of solar energy products, including standard solar modules, specialty solar products, and solar system kits, which are ready-to-install packages that include inverters, shelving systems, and other accessories.

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