June 10, 2010 (Chinavestor) Chinese solar stocks took the lead on Thursday by noon, buoyed by strong earnings, firmer euro and raising oil prices. Yesterday's top solar stocks continue to do well - Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) and Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL) jumped 9.88% and 6.71%, respectively. Suntech Power (NYSE:STP), another sector heavy weight, rose 7.38% by noon.
Chinese airliners shine as well. Shares of China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA) and China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) rose 4.54% and 6.16%, respectively. H-shares of both airliners advanced similarly in Hong Kong earlier the day.
There are only two large cap, market cap of $500 million or more, China ADRs that are in the red for the day so far. Online game developer and operator NetEase.com Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) and Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD). The weakness is sector specific as the sector continues to struggle with regaining investors' confidence. While revenues improved, profitability worsened for most online gamers for the first three months of the year. Earnings From Online Gaming Firms A Mixed Bag.
This is in sharp contrast to the solar sector where almost every company beat estimates and issued higher guidance. China solar stocks shine.
On the earnings front, Synutra International (NASDAQ:SYUT) returned to profitability while beating analysts' estimates easily. Synutra swings back to profit!
A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQ:APWR) reported before the opening bell. Revenues were not that impressive but earnings and just as importantly, improved revenue guidance of $500 million vs. $380 estimated, lifted the stock price over 20% to $9 a share. A-Power jumps 20% on guidance, earnings.
Solar stocks got a lift from the stronger euro and oil prices. Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL) was the best performing China solar play yesterday followed by Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE). Both continue to do well on Thursday. Suntech Power (NYSE:STP) is playing catch up with the rest of the sector. And just how much the euro-dollar rate influences the bottom line of Chinese solar companies, read Solar stocks and the dollar.