SunPower ( SPWR) is a vertically integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and delivers solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. This stock is trading up 18% to $6.63 in recent trading. Today's Range: $6.06-$6.68 52-Week Range: $4.94-$23.36 Volume: 1.7 million Three-Month Average Volume: 1 million Shares of SPWR are surging higher today after Citigroup analyst Timothy Arcuri said that there are signs that the beleaguered sector is nearing a bottom. He raised his rating on Sunpower to buy from hold. From a technical perspective, SPWR is gapping up huge here on above average volume. This move has triggered a near-term breakout move above $6.20, and it's pushing the stock close to taking out its 50-day moving average of $6.63. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SPWR if it can manage to close back above its 50-day with high-volume. At last check, SPWR has hit an intraday high of $6.68 and volume is well above its average action. If we get that close back above the 50-day today, then look for SPWR to continue its uptrend towards its next major overhead resistance level at $7.95. SunPower shows up on a list of Solar Stocks That May Not Survive to 2014.
Central European Distribution (Nasdaq:CEDC) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $2.73, below its previous 52-week low of $2.75 with 347,910 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 915,600 shares over the past 30 days.