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Best Performing Renewable Energy Stocks of 2019

Updated Apr 18, 2019
Renewable energy is the form of power source which is available in nature in abundance, and does not get depleted when used. Most common examples of such forms of energy sources include solar energy which can be used every day to power photovoltaic-cell based batteries, or wind energy which can be banked upon using wind-mills to generate electricity, or even tidal (wave) energy, which can be used in similar fashion of a wind-mill to rotate the turbines to generate power. All these forms of available energies are called renewable, as despite regular use they are available day-after-day depending upon the seasonal effects.
A large number of companies across the globe are in the business of generating energy and power through such renewable energy sources. Lot of leading renewable energy companies have their shares listed on the U.S. stock exchanges. Investors have got a wide variety of choice to make investments in such companies and benefit from any capital appreciation that can be realized from such renewable energy stocks, or get regular income in the form of dividend payments, if any. Though one must remember that returns are uncertain, and subject to all kinds of market and systematic risks.
Among the various Renewable Energy sector companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Renewable Energy stocks?
This article provides a list of Renewable Energy stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Renewable Energy stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Renewable Energy stocks are listed below.
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Top Renewable Energy Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Renewable Energy sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) 2) Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 3) JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited (JKS) 4) Universal Display Corporation (OLED) 5) Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO)
 6) DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ) 7) Cree, Inc. (CREE) 8) SunPower Corporation (SPWR) 9) Sunrun Inc. (RUN) 10) Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP)
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Performance of Top Renewable Energy Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Plug Power

Plug Power Inc., incorporated on August 13, 1999, is a provider of alternative energy technology focused on the design, development, commercialization and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems used for ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-based Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) belongs to the Energy sector and is categorized as a Industrial Machinery and Components company. The stock of Plug Power ended the previous year at a price of $1.24 per share. As of Apr 18, 2019, the stock price has reached $2.57 apiece, which indicates a change of 107.26 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Renewable Energy for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $289.41 million. It has now changed to $626.83 million as of writing. Plug Power continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2006, is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in California, CA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Semiconductors. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Enphase Energy has so far gained 99.79 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $4.73 per share and year-to-date price of $9.45 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $502.91 million to $1.04 billion. The stock of Enphase Energy continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

JinkoSolar Holding

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., incorporated on August 3, 2007, operates in the photovoltaic (PV) industry. The Company has a vertically integrated solar power product value chain, ranging from recovering silicon ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The China-based Technology sector company JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited (JKS) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Renewable Energy sector. Classified as the Semiconductors business, the stock price of JinkoSolar Holding ended the previous year at a price of $9.89 per share while it reached the level of $19.03 apiece as of Apr 18, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 92.42%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $746.28 million.

Universal Display

Universal Display Corporation, incorporated on April 24, 1985, is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Universal Display Corporation (OLED) was successful in generating YTD returns of 80.59 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New Jersey, NJ-based Universal Display closed at a price of $93.57 per share, while it traded at a price of $168.98 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $4.4 billion to $7.96 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Electrical Products sector business.

Veeco Instruments

Veeco Instruments Inc., incorporated on August 8, 1989, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and support of thin film process equipment, primarily sold to make electronic devices. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-headquartered company Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of Renewable Energy of 2019. The Technology sector business falls under the Industrial Machinery and Components industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Veeco Instruments has changed by 70.72 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $7.41 per share and year-to-date closing price of $12.65 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $354.14 million to $607.63 million during the same period. Along with Renewable Energy, the company is also in the business of Technology, Industrial Machinery and Components, Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, among other usual products and services. Veeco Instruments continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

DAQO New Energy

Daqo New Energy Corp., incorporated on November 22, 2007, is a polysilicon manufacturer. The Company utilizes the chemical vapor deposition process, or the modified Siemens process, to produce polysilicon. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ) has moved by 59.4 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $23.4 apiece to the price of $37.3 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019. The smart run of the China-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $301.02 million to $495.39 million over the same duration.

Cree

Cree, Inc., incorporated on July 14, 1987, is a manufacturer of lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Cree, Inc. (CREE), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $42.77 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $67.17 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. It translates to a change of 57.05 percentage. The North Carolina, NC-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $4.31 billion to $6.87 billion. The Semiconductors specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

SunPower

SunPower Corporation, incorporated on May 25, 2004, is a global energy company. The Company delivers complete solar solutions to residential, commercial, and power plant customers. The Companys segments include Residential ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $701.18 million to $1.06 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $4.97 per share to a price of $7.43 per share as of Apr 18, 2019, SunPower Corporation (SPWR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 49.5 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Renewable Energy stocks, the California, CA-based SunPower is categorized as the Semiconductors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Sunrun

Sunrun Inc., incorporated on June 20, 2008, is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership and maintenance of residential solar energy systems (Projects) in the United States. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Sunrun (RUN) generated percentage returns of 49.4 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $10.89 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $16.27 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.22 billion to $1.87 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Industrial Specialties sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Renewable Energy sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Ballard Power

Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products worldwide. The company provides motive power products ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Renewable Energy sector is taken by Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP). The company's stock price changed from $2.39 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $3.48 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 45.61 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Energy sector company was from $554.6 million to $809.8 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Renewable Energy sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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