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Best Performing Renewable Energy Stocks of 2019

Updated Oct 8, 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 Oct 8, 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) Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 2) SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SEDG) 3) Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) 4) SunPower Corporation (SPWR) 5) Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP)
 6) Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) 7) DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ) 8) Universal Display Corporation (OLED) 9) JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited (JKS) 10) Sunrun Inc. (RUN)
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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:

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.
The California, CA-based Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of Enphase Energy ended the previous year at a price of $4.73 per share. As of Oct 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $24.25 apiece, which indicates a change of 412.68 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 $502.91 million. It has now changed to $2.96 billion as of writing. Enphase Energy 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.

SolarEdge

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., incorporated on August 7, 2006, offers an inverter solution for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The Companys products include SolarEdge Power Optimizer, SolarEdge Inverter, StorEdge Solutions and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SEDG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Israel, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Semiconductors. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of SolarEdge has so far gained 148.49 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $35.1 per share and year-to-date price of $87.22 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $1.61 billion to $4.18 billion. The stock of SolarEdge continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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 Energy sector company Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Renewable Energy sector. Classified as the Industrial Machinery and Components business, the stock price of Plug Power ended the previous year at a price of $1.24 per share while it reached the level of $2.63 apiece as of Oct 8, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 112.1%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $665.28 million. Few leading stock market index includes Plug Power in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
During the given months of the year 2019, SunPower Corporation (SPWR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 103.62 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 California, CA-based SunPower closed at a price of $4.97 per share, while it traded at a price of $10.12 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $701.18 million to $1.44 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Semiconductors sector business.

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 Canada-headquartered company Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of Renewable Energy of 2019. The Energy sector business falls under the Industrial Machinery and Components industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Ballard Power has changed by 103.35 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.39 per share and year-to-date closing price of $4.86 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $554.6 million to $1.13 billion during the same period. Along with Renewable Energy, the company is also in the business of Energy, Industrial Machinery and Components, Industrials, Diversified Industrials, among other usual products and services.

Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar, Inc., incorporated on August 12, 2011, offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers locations, to residential customers. Through investment ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) has moved by 87.4 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $3.81 apiece to the price of $7.14 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Oct 8, 2019. The smart run of the Utah, UT-based Building Products sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $454.59 million to $868.36 million over the same duration. Vivint Solar is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $23.4 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $43.8 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 87.18 percentage. The China-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $301.02 million to $581.72 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.
Based on the market-cap change from $4.4 billion to $7.69 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $93.57 per share to a price of $163.18 per share as of Oct 8, 2019, Universal Display Corporation (OLED) was successful in generating YTD returns of 74.39 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Renewable Energy stocks, the New Jersey, NJ-based Universal Display is categorized as the Electrical Products sub-sector business which falls under the larger Capital Goods 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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.
JinkoSolar Holding (JKS) generated percentage returns of 61.98 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $9.89 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $16.02 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $387.8 million to $705.09 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in China, 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.

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.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Renewable Energy sector is taken by Sunrun Inc. (RUN). The company's stock price changed from $10.89 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $16.55 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 51.97 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Capital Goods sector company was from $1.22 billion to $1.95 billion. 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. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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