On Friday, Sunrun shares rose, after analysts at Needham initiated coverage of the solar energy company with a buy rating and a $75 price target.
Needham analyst Vikram Bagri cited Sunrun’s position as "the leader in the crowded US residential solar industry with about 15% share, almost 2x that of its closest competitor."
"We think the industry, which has expanded rapidly since 2016, can keep growing at a fast pace due to EV adoption, a focus on energy resilience, rising utility rates, and heightened environmental awareness," Bagri noted.
According to Bagri, Sunrun will benefit from the industry trends/outlook due to its experienced management team, strong customer relationships, established channel partners, and quality of service." The analyst also said that Sunrun's scale allows it to recycle capital efficiently.
Bagri mentioned that with Sunrun shares down over 50% from its highs, the shares are trading at a “compelling entry point."