Clean Edge and
's three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes moved higher last week with the
Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index
up 4.48 percent, the
Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index
0.81 percent higher, and the
Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index
gaining 3.87 percent from the previous week.
The overall market also rose. The
lost 2.97 percent and Nasdaq gained 2.24 percent. AMEX Oil was 4.19 percent higher from the previous week.
CELS -- up 4.48 percent for the week and 10.61 percent higher than a year ago -- tracks U.S.-listed clean-energy companies and is divided into four categories: advanced materials; energy intelligence; energy storage and conversion; and renewable electricity generation and renewable fuels.
Of the 51 total component securities, 37 experienced gains and 14 lost ground.
CELS' best performer for the week was electric motor maker
, gaining 38.82 percent.
Rounding out the top five CELS performers were OLED technology developer
(PANL - Get Report)
, up 16.16 percent; wind energy product and service provider
(BWEN - Get Report)
, higher by 14.88 percent; power management device maker
, up 13.90 percent; and Chinese solar product manufacturer
, 13.11 percent higher for the week.
CELS' worst performer last week was electric vehicle maker
, declining 10.84 percent. Other worst performers included energy storage technology developer
Advanced Battery Technologies
, losing 8.79 percent; smart meter manufacturer
, down 8.09 percent; solar cell and module maker
, retreating 6.34 percent; and lithium-ion battery system manufacturer
, 4.73 percent lower for the week.
QWND -- 0.81 percent higher last week but 39.57 percent lower in the last 12 months -- includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources. Of QWND's 18 pure play components, eight saw gains while ten experienced losses.
QWND's best pure play performer for the week was wind turbine manufacturer
, up 4.51 percent.
Other top pure play performers included renewable energy project developer
, gaining 3.33 percent; wind farm developer
China Longyuan Power
(0916), rising 2.73 percent; advanced composite materials developer
, up 1.93 percent; and wind turbine gearbox and industrial gearbox designer
Hansen Transmissions International
, higher by 1.54 percent for the week.