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SolarCity Shares Surge Ahead of Quarterly Results (SCTY)

Shares of SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY), a San Mateo, California-based company engaged in the design, installation and sale or lease of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, are seeing a huge rally ahead of the release of the company’s quarterly results.

This will be SCTY’s second quarterly report as a public company. The company will release its quarterly results after-market close today.

SCTY is expected to report a loss of $0.26 per share for the quarter. The company’s revenue for the quarter is expected to come in at $29 million.

Last week, SolarCity made some major announcements, including the signing of a 1 MW solar deal with the Las Virgenes-Triunfo Joint Powers Authority (JPA). Under the terms of the agreement, SolarCity will install a new solar power system at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters in Calabasas within the next year.

SolarCity also said last week that construction began on the first phase of a massive solar project by Forest City Military Communities and SCTY to provide solar electricity to 6,500 military family residences at Ohana Military Communities (OMC).

SolarCity, along with the City of Sacramento, also announced the completion of two solar installations to power two of the city’s water treatment plants.

Given these positive developments, it is not a surprise that several hedge funds currently hold position in SolarCity. One of the hedge funds that hold a significant position in SCTY is Generation Investment Management. Another hedge fund that holds a significant position in the solar company is Alyeska Investment Group. Levin Capital Strategies also holds a position in SCTY.

SCTY shares hit an all-time high of $39 earlier today. At last check, the stock was trading 23.10% higher at $35.55 on above average volume of 3.36 million. The stock has gained nearly 216% since its IPO in December, 2012.


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