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September 27th, 2022 | 13:49 CEST

Energy for the stock market! Siemens Energy, TubeSolar, Nel ASA, Plug Power - Green innovations are needed now!

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Many innovative companies are working on sustainable solutions to reduce the colossal dependence on fossil fuels, sometimes with success and sometimes with less noteworthiness. For investors, it is important to note that most of the ideas have German engineering behind them, a testament to our high-performing education and training system. Some very creative start-ups go public quickly and boldly to refinance themselves. Other large companies are already long-listed and now have to watch their formerly lush valuations melt away in the sun. The selection of portfolio stocks is important, so it is always advisable to mix standard stocks with hopeful ones, which lowers the risks. We make a selection.

time to read: 3 minutes | Author: André Will-Laudien
ISIN: SIEMENS ENERGY AG NA O.N. | DE000ENER6Y0 , TubeSolar AG | DE000A2PXQD4 , NEL ASA NK-_20 | NO0010081235 , PLUG POWER INC. DL-_01 | US72919P2020

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    Siemens Energy - Analysts remain positive

    In 1866, Werner von Siemens converted mechanical energy into electrical energy and made it usable for everyday life. He brought the courage, drive and determination we need today. Increasingly extreme weather events and rising sea levels are unmistakable signs of one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change. At the same time, some 850 million people still live without reliable access to electricity, which is the foundation for sustainable development.

    The highly celebrated spin-off of Siemens' energy division led to the listing of Siemens Energy AG in the fall of 2020. An initial euphoric movement, clearly justified by the green business approach, ended with a high of around EUR 35 in the hydrogen rush of January 2021. Nothing was as en vogue as GreenTech stocks. At Siemens Energy, the focus of the press is currently on the margin problems at its Spanish subsidiary Gamesa and the turbine maintenance issues at the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which are attracting a lot of media attention.

    The Company's stock had to take a downturn for the time being after profit corrections, but analysts' opinions still read very well. Goldman Sachs, for example, has left its Buy rating with a 12-month target of EUR 25.70, while Berenberg even believes the Munich-based company is worth EUR 34 due to a considerable investment backlog in the power grids. The current price of EUR 11.65 still takes courage, but the opportunities should outweigh the risks at this level.

    TubeSolar AG - Good climate solutions up its sleeve

    Augsburg-based TubeSolar AG is pursuing a highly interesting GreenTech approach with a combination of solar and shading technology. The Company is the result of a successful transformation of the former OSRAM®/LEDVANCE® fluorescent tube production to the current photovoltaic tube production in Augsburg. The patented technology has been used to manufacture innovative photovoltaic thin-film tubes since 2019.

    The principle is simple and no less obvious. With the climate development of recent years, there are extreme weather situations, which occur on a case-by-case basis in too much sun or too little water. However, due to years of soil compaction, intermittent water in the case of heavy rainfall is a horror event for agriculture, as valuable plants are destroyed, and the large amount of water runs off unregulated. The soils, however, remain too dry.

    With TubeSolar's technology, the goal is to protect e.g. hop plants from damaging environmental influences and, at the same time, increase the income of farms and, thus, their resilience to crop failures. To this end, TubeSolar provides a canopy of hop plants with PV modules in an integrated agri-PV system. Hops are ideally suited for such systems because of their shade tolerance, generating less stress from solar radiation and less evaporation. Very clever! TubeSolar AG's projects have already received funding from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, amounting to EUR 10.83 million from the last energy research program.

    TubeSolar's shares are down about 20% this year. No wonder, since all GreenTech shares recently experienced a real sell-off. Still, the Company plans to expand production to an annual capacity of 250 megawatts by 2025. But perhaps real demand in agriculture will provide an unexpected boost. With a market capitalization of EUR 48 million, TubeSolar is a good, sustainable portfolio addition.

    Nel ASA and Plug Power - Where will the sharp correction end?

    Highly volatile markets are the best to grip technically, as both good and bad news often fizzle out due to underlying base trends. For the NASDAQ, technical indicators such as Momentum, MACD and Stochastic speak for further sell-offs with frequent counter-movements, which can also be stronger sometimes.

    The Norwegian Nel ASA and the US hydrogen giant Plug Power move somewhat in parallel because of the sector affiliation, even though Nel ASA is not part of the US growth exchange but is based in Oslo. Momentum is pointing sharply down for both stocks, with Plug Power still able to show a maintained relative strength index (RSI). Unfortunately, the 50-day line has been undercut in the last week. But with Plug at EUR 23.9, the next support is already at EUR 21 to 22. The situation at Nel ASA is more dismal. After 12 months, the price is already down by more than 20%. However, there is important support at EUR 1.10, which could quickly bring the current price of EUR 1.17 back on track. The momentum is not yet playing along, but the RSI has already turned here as well.

    The two GreenTech stocks, Siemens Energy and TubeSolar, have already reached interesting entry levels. On the other hand, the hydrogen protagonists remain analytically expensive even at the level reached, but they have always been in demand in rapid upward corrections. The fact is that when the NASDAQ turns upwards, the former favorites are again at the forefront. But where is the golden entry point?

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    Der Autor

    André Will-Laudien

    Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets.

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