Podcast: Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus…

Podcast: Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus…

(Note: next podcast September 8th!) This podcast: Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus… includes these articles: “7 Hydrogen Stocks You Better Be Buying on Each and every Dip”; “3 Alternative Energy Stocks With Multibagger Potential”; “Benefits of Sustainable Investing: 3 Companies Leading The Way”; and “15 Biggest Green Tech Companies in the World.”

Ron Robins, MBA

Transcript & Links, Episode 112, August 11, 2023

Hello, Ron Robins here. Now before I begin, I want to mention that I’m taking a one-episode break so my next podcast after this one will be September 8th.

So, welcome to this podcast episode 112 titled “Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus…” It’s presented by Investing for the Soul. Investingforthesoul.com is your site for vital global ethical and sustainable investing mentoring, news, commentary, information, and resources. And look at my newly totally revised website at investingforthesoul.com! Tell me what you think.

Now, remember that you can find a full transcript, and links to content – including stock symbols and bonus material – on this episode’s podcast page located at investingforthesoul.com/podcasts.

Also, a reminder. I do not evaluate any of the stocks or funds mentioned in these podcasts, nor do I receive any compensation from anyone covered in these podcasts. Furthermore, I will reveal to you any personal investments I have in the investments mentioned herein.

Additionally, quotes about individual companies are brief. Please go to this podcast’s webpage for links to the actual articles for more company and stock information. Also, some companies might be covered more than once and there are also 4 article links below that time didn’t allow me to review them here.


1. Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus…

Today, I’m starting with the article 7 Hydrogen Stocks You Better Be Buying on Each and Every Dip, by Ian Cooper, on investorplace.com. Here’s some of what Mr. Cooper says about his picks.

1) Global X Hydrogen ETF (NASDAQ:HYDR)

It’s up to $10 a share and could test $12 a share, all because of the growing demand for hydrogen… as I noted on July 17, with an expense ratio of 0.50%, this one invests in companies involved in all aspects of hydrogen production, distribution and use.


With an expense ratio of 0.55%, the ETF offers diversification and exposure to companies involved with renewables and clean technology… While it’s finding resistance above $50, eventually I’d like to see it test $60 a share again soon.

3) Defiance Next Gen H2 ETF (NYSEARCA:HDRO).

With an expense ratio of 0.30%, the ETF invests in companies that generate at least 50% of their revenue from involvement with hydrogen-based energy sources, fuel cell technologies and industrial gases.

While it’s been volatile, it has a strong history of bouncing back from excessively oversold conditions.

4) Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD)

Owns more than 100 hydrogen plants around the world and is involved in more than 250 projects. Air Products & Chemicals [has] a yield of 2.32%.

The company is also working on a $7 billion hydrogen joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

5) Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE)

Is another one of the hot ‘must own’ hydrogen stocks…

Analysts at RBC Capital are also bullish… the firm just initiated coverage with an outperform rating with a price target of $24 a share.

6) Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG)

Has traded essentially flat this year, but it’s still a solid long-term bet on hydrogen… Northland Securities analysts just upgraded the stock to ‘outperform’ from ‘market perform’ with a price target of $22 a share.

7) Fusion Fuel Green (NASDAQ:HTOO)

Is still a pre-revenue company, but it has some impressive contracts.

For one, it signed a 10-year offtake contract with European developer Hydrogen Ventures for 30 tons of green hydrogen per year.’’ End quotes.


2. Best Hydrogen ETFs And Stocks. Plus…

Now continuing with the alternative energy theme is this piece titled 3 Alternative Energy Stocks With Multibagger Potential. It’s by Faisal Humayun and found on investorplace.com. Mr. Humayun includes these points about his picks.

1) Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG)

PLUG stock has trended lower in the last 12 months and it’s a golden opportunity for long-term investors to accumulate.

With the company providing end-to-end solutions in the hydrogen economy, the growth visibility is robust…

With significant expansion plans, revenue is likely to increase to $5 billion in 2026 and further to $20 billion by 2030… I believe that PLUG stock is poised for multi-bagger returns.

2) First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)

stock has surged by 135% in the last 12 months. However, considering the growth momentum, First Solar stock remains undervalued at a forward price-earnings ratio of 27.1.

3) Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH)

stock has been trending lower and I see this downside as a good accumulation opportunity. At a forward price-earnings ratio of 30.5, the growth stock looks attractive with an investment horizon of five years…

Enphase identifies itself as the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems.” End quotes.


Leading Sustainable Agricultural Related Stocks

Many investors wonder what sustainable agricultural-related stocks there might be. Well, this article is for you. It’s titled Benefits of Sustainable Investing: 3 Companies Leading The Way by Shoshana Weizenblut on finextra.com. Now a few comments by Ms. Weizenblut on her picks.

1) AGCO: Advancing Agricultural Sustainability

AGCO integrates sustainability into its core business strategy, emphasizing innovation and technology to make agriculture more efficient, productive, and environmentally friendly.

For instance, AGCO’s Fendt Vario tractors leverage fuel-efficient designs and advanced technology to reduce environmental impact. The company’s Precision Planting solutions help farmers optimize planting and yield, thereby minimizing waste and enhancing food security.

2) ICL Group: Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition

ICL Group, a leading global specialty minerals company, and one of the largest fertilizer manufacturers in the world, offers another attractive opportunity for sustainable investment. ICL’s operations center around producing a sustainable food supply, focusing on soil health, plant nutrition, and food quality.

ICL’s innovative fertilizers are designed to increase crop yields while decreasing the environmental footprint. They are advancing Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRFs) and Water-Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs), which help maximize nutrient uptake and reduce nutrient leaching, thus protecting water sources. Furthermore, ICL’s commitment to recycling industrial by-products into useful resources, such as phosphate, magnesium, and bromine among others, illustrates their dedication to a circular economy and resource efficiency. 

3) John Deere (really Deere & Co): Pioneering Precision Agriculture

John Deere, a familiar name in agricultural machinery, has been pushing boundaries to make farming sustainable and efficient. The company’s focus on innovations to improve machinery efficiency and promote agriculture makes it a promising prospect for sustainable investors.

John Deere’s smart farming technologies, such as precision ag technology, allow farmers to utilize resources more effectively. This technology involves the use of GPS and data analytics to optimize crop planting, irrigation, and harvesting, reducing waste and environmental impact. Furthermore, John Deere’s advancements in electric and autonomous farming machinery reflect their commitment to reducing emissions and promoting sustainability.” End quotes.


15 Biggest Green Tech Companies in the World

And now for your interest and which you might want to investigate are the 15 Biggest Green Tech Companies in the World. It’s by Afifa Mushtaque and found on finance.yahoo.com. Here’s some of what Ms. Mushtaque says about these companies.

“To list the biggest green tech companies in the world, we targeted pure play companies in green technologies and made a list of 20 such companies. Out of those, the 15 companies with highest annual revenue in 2022 were selected and have been ranked in ascending order of high revenue…

15. Ormat Technologies, Inc (NYSE:ORA)

Annual Revenue: $734.16M

Ormat Technologies, Inc… specializes in providing alternative and renewable geothermal energy technology. With over 190 power plants constructed and 3,200 MW installed, it owns and operates 933 MW of geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants as of January 2021.

14. Bloom Energy Corp (NYSE:BE)

Annual Revenue: $1.20B

Bloom Energy Corp… is known for manufacturing solid oxide fuel cells that generate on-site electricity… Benefiting from government incentives for green energy, the company has installed approximately 600 megawatts worth of fuel cells as of 2020.

13. TPI Composites Inc. (NYSE:TPIC)

Annual Revenue: $1.52B

TPI Composites Inc. is the largest U.S-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, serving global wind turbine manufacturers.

12. EDP Renováveis (EDPR)

Annual Revenue: $2.21B

EDP Renováveis is a renewable energy company based in Madrid, Spain. It was established in 2007 as part of Energias de Portugal (EDP Group) and operates wind and solar power plants in 13 international markets. EDPR is the world’s fourth-largest wind energy generator.

11. Sunrun, Inc (NASDAQ:RUN)

Annual Revenue: $2.32B

Sunrun Inc. … is an American provider of residential photovoltaic systems and battery energy storage products.

10. Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH)

Annual Revenue: $2.33B

Enphase Energy… [produces] solar micro-inverters, battery storage, and EV charging stations for residential customers worldwide, shipping over 63 million microinverters to over 145 countries.

9. First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR)

Annual Revenue: $2.62B

First Solar, is an American solar panel manufacturer and utility-scale PV power plant provider. They use rigid thin-film modules with cadmium telluride (CdTe) semiconductor.

8. SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG)

Annual Revenue: $3.11B

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. … is the pioneer of utilizing DC optimized inverter systems and commercialized Power Optimizers. These devices enable module-level maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for solar photovoltaic systems to improve energy production compared to traditional central inverters.

7. Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ)

Annual Revenue: $4.61B

Daqo New Energy Corp. is a Chinese company that manufactures monocrystalline and polysilicon used in solar photovoltaic systems. They operate a manufacturing facility in Shihezi, in the Xinjiang Province of China… Daqo New Energy Corp is one of the most economical producers of high-purity polysilicon for the solar PV industry.

6. Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS.CO)

Annual Revenue: $14.49B

Vestas Wind Systems AS is a global leader in sustainable energy solutions that specializes in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines worldwide. With over 166 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, they have the largest wind power installation globally.

5. Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited (0968.HK)

Annual Revenue: $17.69B

Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited… is the world’s largest solar cover glass producer with a 30% market share. It is headquartered in Dongguan and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since December 2013.

4. NextEra Energy, Inc (NYSE:NEE)

Annual Revenue: $20.98B

NextEra Energy, Inc is the world’s largest utility company with a market capitalization over $100 billion, based in America. They lead the industry by generating more wind and solar energy than any other company globally.

3. NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG)

Annual Revenue: $31.54B

NRG Energy, Inc. … is a Texas-based American energy company… NRG is engaged in energy generation and retail electricity and offers a diverse portfolio including natural gas, coal, oil, nuclear, wind, utility-scale, and distributed solar generation.

2. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Annual Revenue: $81.46B

Tesla, Inc. … designs and manufactures electric vehicles, stationary battery energy storage systems, solar panels, and related products and services. As of 2023, it is the world’s most valuable automaker that leads the battery electric vehicle market with an 18% share in 2022.

1. JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS)

Annual Revenue: $83.53B

JinkoSolar Holding Co … is a Shanghai-based solar panel manufacturer… It went public on the NYSE in 2010. As a member of the Silicon Module Super League, JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd distributes solar products to utility, commercial, and residential customers in multiple countries.” End quotes.


Other Honorable Mentions – not in any order.

1) Title: 3 Clean Energy Stocks Set to Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates on nasdaq.com. By Aparajita Dutta.

2) Title: 5 Best Energy ETFs: Top Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Funds on insidermonkey.com. By Hamna Asim.

3) Title: Better High-Yield High-Growth Renewable Energy Buy: Hannon Armstrong Or NextEra? (HASI) on seekingalpha.com. By Samuel Smith.

4) Title: The Ultimate Guide to Vegi ETF: Investing in Vegetarian and Vegan-Related Companies on nnn.ng. By NNN.


Ending Comment

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