Even before the Commerce Department launched its probe of imports from Southeast Asia, the cost of solar panel costs was as much as 50 percent higher in the US than Europe and Australia. And Solar Energy Industries Association members have cut 2022-23 installation forecasts by 46 percent, on the prospect of new retroactive tariffs as high as 250 percent.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the unexpectedly severe global reaction to it have understandably triggered mass selling of any company with perceived exposure. Among the damaged is Aggressive Holding Enel SpA (Italy: ENEL, OTC: ENLAY).
On February 2, Conservative Holding Exelon Corp (NYSE: EXC) closed the long-awaited spinoff of its wholesale power generation and retail energy arm. Shareholders received one share of the new company, Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), for every three Exelon. And I’ve added the stock to the Aggressive Holdings.
Last week, Centerpoint Energy’s (NYSE: CNP) 7 percent preferred stock converted into 1.8349 of the company’s common shares. That was the maximum possible exchange and the best outcome for the preferred, which also paid a final dividend of 87.5 cents.
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