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First Solar Company Profile (NASDAQ:FSLR)

Consensus Ratings for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 8 Hold Rating(s), 14 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $70.60 (46.81% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
6/27/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/1/2016Wells FargoInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$73.62 -> $40.25View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/18/2016ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$90.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/30/2016BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/29/2016Standpoint ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/28/2016Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/28/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy$86.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/28/2016Roth CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/26/2016Deutsche BankLower Price TargetBuy$86.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/25/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$68.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/13/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$77.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/10/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingMarket Perform$74.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/10/2016OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform$76.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/7/2016Goldman SachsLower Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $96.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/6/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$90.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/6/2016MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral$71.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/1/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$69.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/24/2016Credit SuisseReiterated RatingNeutral$65.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/30/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/17/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/6/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform$58.33 -> $64.35View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/1/2015Raymond JamesReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/6/2015RBC CapitalBoost Price TargetUnderperform$34.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/7/2015Northland SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform$51.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 6/30/2014 forward)
Earnings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/2/2016        
4/27/2016Q116$0.93$1.66$962.87 million$848.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016Q415$0.77$1.60$929.80 million$942.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/29/2015Q315$1.55$3.38$1.11 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2015Q215$0.36$0.93$751.72 million$896.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2015Q115($0.29)($0.62)$469.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2015Q414$0.76$1.89$1.28 billion$1.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/6/2014Q314$0.64$0.87$1.05 billion$889.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/5/2014Q214$0.37$0.04$795.88 million$544.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/6/2014Q114$0.56$1.10$837.90 million$950.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/25/2014Q413$0.98$0.89$965.40 million$768.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/31/2013Q313$0.96$2.28$988.63 million$1.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.53$0.39$721.08 million$520.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/6/2013Q1 2013$0.75$0.69$725.26 million$755.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2013Q4 2012$1.74$2.04$1.33 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/1/2012Q312$1.07$1.27$958.97 million$839.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/1/2012$0.92$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2012$0.61($0.08)ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/28/2012$1.59$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/26/2011$2.58$2.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2011$0.92$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2011$1.16$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2011$1.76$1.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
Earnings Estimates for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.53$1.09$0.81
Q2 20162$0.39$0.50$0.45
Q3 20162$1.15$1.20$1.18
Q4 20162$1.25$1.42$1.34
Q1 20171$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q2 20171$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q3 20171$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q4 20171$0.96$0.96$0.96
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
Dividend History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trading History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
5/2/2016James Alton HughesCEOSell12,884$55.43$714,160.12View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/14/2016Timothy Brian RebhornEVPSell18,335$60.98$1,118,068.30View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/13/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,467$61.25$151,103.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/7/2016Philip DejongCOOSell6,379$61.82$394,349.78View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/23/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,158$71.25$153,757.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/22/2016Bryan Robert SchumakerCAOSell5,001$70.64$353,270.64View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/22/2016Christopher BueterEVPSell4,716$70.63$333,091.08View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/16/2016Philip DejongCOOSell2,600$70.15$182,390.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/15/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,468$70.25$173,377.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/14/2016Georges AntounInsiderSell8,092$70.73$572,347.16View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/8/2016Raffi GarabedianCTOSell1,342$68.06$91,336.52View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/7/2016Georges AntounInsiderSell4,665$69.25$323,051.25View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/25/2016James Alton HughesCEOSell15,000$69.90$1,048,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/25/2016Paul J KaletaEVPSell5,000$69.75$348,750.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/16/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell8,663$64.85$561,795.55View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/16/2015Mark R WidmarCFOSell24,095$65.00$1,566,175.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/3/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell2,324$61.66$143,297.84View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015Christopher BueterSVPSell16,667$55.02$917,018.34View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015James Alton HughesCEOSell95,899$55.43$5,315,681.57View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015Joseph KishkillinsiderSell21,208$55.44$1,175,771.52View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015Mark R. WidmarCFOSell88,333$55.07$4,864,498.31View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015Philip DejongCOOSell45,000$55.06$2,477,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/11/2015Georges AntouninsiderSell88,333$55.29$4,883,931.57View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/11/2015Paul J. KaletaEVPSell8,461$55.59$470,346.99View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/11/2015Timothy Brian RebhornSVPSell16,525$55.59$918,624.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/6/2015Georges AntounInsiderSell9,497$44.27$420,432.19View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/20/2015Michael T SweeneyDirectorBuy4,000$55.30$221,200.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/16/2015Georges AntounCOOSell8,150$59.68$486,392.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2014Georges AntounCOOSell19,958$65.03$1,297,868.74View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2014James Alton HughesCEOSell16,000$64.12$1,025,920.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2014Mark WidmarCFOSell10,000$64.11$641,100.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/21/2014Carol CampbellEVPSell12,070$51.39$620,277.30View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/3/2013Raffi GarabedianCTOSell2,362$37.03$87,464.86View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2013Richard ChapmanDirectorBuy1,000$40.68$40,680.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2013Mary Elizabeth GustafssonEVPSell9,044$43.22$390,881.68View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2013Raffi GarabedianCTOSell5,404$45.17$244,098.68View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Latest Headlines for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateHeadline
06/29/16 09:05 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Pops 3.71% for June 29
06/29/16 04:01 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Stock Performance and Session Recap - Engelwood Daily
06/29/16 04:01 PMIs First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) a Solid Choice Right Now? - Street Report
06/29/16 04:54 AMWhy Making Dramatic Moves: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI), Netflix ... - KC Register
06/29/16 04:54 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Company Rating and Target Watch - Telanagana Press
06/29/16 04:54 AMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Pops 4.84% for June 28 - Equities.com
06/28/16 09:05 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Pops 4.84% for June 28
06/26/16 03:39 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Recent Performance View and Share Direction Review - Engelwood Daily
06/26/16 03:39 PMActive Stock Performance : First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
06/26/16 03:39 PMStock Sentiment Review for :First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
06/26/16 03:39 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Falls 5.41% for June 24 - Equities.com
06/25/16 07:57 AMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Falls 5.41% for June 24
06/23/16 09:12 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR): Share Update and Performance Review - Press Telegraph
06/23/16 09:12 PMChecking in on Consensus Views for First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
06/23/16 09:12 PMFirst Solar Continues To Shine - Seeking Alpha
06/23/16 03:15 PMNotable Thursday Option Activity: FSLR, FB, PX
06/23/16 10:08 AMWhy Latin America Is Where Solar Investors Will See a Bright Future -
06/22/16 08:45 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Stock Momentum Hits Extreme Weakness - CML News
06/22/16 06:25 AMWholesale price of solar coming down: First Solar CEO -
06/21/16 03:25 PMCould Tesla Become The Next Tivo? -
06/20/16 03:45 PMGolden 1 Center's second solar array comes online this summer - [at American City Business Journals] - Executives of the Sacramento Kings on Monday toured the solar array that will produce 85 percent of the new Golden 1 Center’s electricity. Out in the fields of southern Sacramento County, Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar Inc. (FSLR) is completing a 10.9-megawatt solar array on 62 acres of land owned by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Last fall, the Kings and SMUD agreed to a 20-year partnership, under SMUD's SolarShares program, to provide Golden 1 Center with approximately 85 percent of its annual electricity.
06/18/16 07:06 AMApple Energy: Is This Apple's Next Billion Dollar Business? -
06/17/16 03:58 PMTech Stocks Impression: Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - share market updates (press release)
06/16/16 04:48 PMBrazil Said to Deny Extensions for First Solar Farms Amid Slump - [at Bloomberg] - Brazil has rejected requests from developers seeking more time to complete the country’s first large-scale solar farms, according to two people involved in the matter.
06/16/16 04:06 PM$SPWR Alert: Big Bounce Coming
06/16/16 04:06 PMHow Rewarding Investors Believe These Specialized Semiconductor's Stocks are? - First Solar, SunPower, Vivint Solar, and Linear Technology
06/16/16 04:06 PMThe Statistics Don’t Lie: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Earnings Preview
06/16/16 01:08 PMSolar: a Sea of Short Sales (FSLR, SCTY) - [at Investopedia] - Solar stocks are breaking first quarter lows and heading into major downtrends.
06/16/16 11:48 AM[$$] D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments Buys Portal Ridge Solar Project - [at The Wall Street Journal] - D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC said it acquired the Portal Ridge solar project from First Solar Inc.
06/16/16 08:28 AMDon't Miss This Chance To Buy First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Street Report
06/16/16 07:42 AMWhy We Reduced Our Price Estimate For First Solar - [at Forbes] - We are reducing our price estimate for First Solar by about 6% to about $65, amid a potential oversupply of panels in the solar market and also due to some near-term concerns relating to the company’s U.S. solar projects business. Below we take a look at some of the factors
06/15/16 07:29 PMNeoen, First Solar To Deliver Lowest Cost Solar Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa - [at noodls] - June 10, 2016 LUSAKA, Zambia/PARIS, France/TEMPE, Az. - June 10, 2016 - Neoen S.A.S., a leading French renewable energy firm, and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that they have successfully ...
06/15/16 04:00 PMThe Fed fesses up, no growth: 4 trades -
06/15/16 08:48 AMTwo Stocks to Watch: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) , Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) - Street Updates
06/15/16 08:48 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Current Analyst Ratings - Fiscal Standard
06/14/16 08:56 AMSlashes To Solar Subsidies Have UBS Turning Bearish
06/13/16 03:52 PMSlashes To Solar Subsidies Have UBS Turning Bearish - Benzinga
06/13/16 02:17 PMWill First Solar shine in next month? - [optionMONSTER] - Traders are looking for First Solar to rebound. optionMONSTER's monitoring program shows that 5,000 July 50 calls were purchased in one print for $1.30 today. This is clearly a new position, as open interest ...
06/12/16 09:29 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Earns Rating Score Of 1.89 - RealistInvestor.com
06/11/16 05:31 AMOverview of Stock's Trend: Crown Castle International Corporation (NYSE:CCI) , First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Street Updates
06/10/16 10:12 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Falls 3.85% for June 10 - Equities.com
06/09/16 04:11 PMStocks Earnings Review: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Beacon Chronicle
06/09/16 02:34 PMYour Next Green Power Company May Be Apple - [at Fortune] - It is seeking regulatory permission to sell excess solar power.
06/07/16 09:50 PMBest Stocks to Buy: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) - Beacon Chronicle
06/06/16 04:30 PMETF’s with exposure to First Solar, Inc. : June 6, 2016 -
06/05/16 08:07 AMWhy Corporate America's Love of Renewable Energy Should Terrify Traditional Utilities -
06/03/16 04:22 PMWhat should one expect from? - First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) - Beacon Chronicle
06/03/16 06:07 AMShare Rating Focus on First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - HNN - Share Rating Focus on First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR)HNNThis stock research may entail following what professional equity analysts think about the company. Presently, Wall Street analysts have given a consensus stock rating of 1.82 on shares of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Covering analysts will ...and more »
06/02/16 04:18 PMZambia shortlists Enel, Neoen/First Solar for 100-MW plan - SeeNews Renewables - SeeNews RenewablesZambia shortlists Enel, Neoen/First Solar for 100-MW planSeeNews RenewablesJune 2 (SeeNews) - The Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia Ltd (IDC) has shortlisted two bids -- a joint one by Neoen SAS and First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR), and a separate offer by Enel Green Power -- for the development of 100 MW of solar ...and more »
06/02/16 04:18 PMNotable Earnings Analysis: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRVO) - Beacon Chronicle - Beacon ChronicleNotable Earnings Analysis: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRVO)Beacon ChronicleLast Trade: The Company closed its last session at $50.07 with the gain of 0.85%. The market capitalization of the company is $5.1 Billion, with the average Volume of 2.04 Million. The stock currently has its 52-Week High range of $74.29 and 52-week ...and more »
About First Solar

First Solar logoFirst Solar, Inc. is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with thin-film semiconductor technology, and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions. The Company operates through two segments: components and systems. The Company's components segment designs, manufactures and sells solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The Company's systems segment provides PV solar power systems or solar solutions for systems, which use the Company's solar modules. The Company provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to plant owners that use solar modules manufactured by the Company or by other third-party manufacturers. The Company has approximately 30 manufacturing lines around the world and over 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of annual manufacturing capacity with lines having a production capability of approximately 2,500 modules per day.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductors
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: FSLR
  • CUSIP: 33643310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $46.37
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $48.85
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $60.52
  • P/E Ratio: 6.33
  • P/E Growth: -0.81
  • Market Cap: $4.92B
  • Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.33 EPS
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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Chart for Thursday, June, 30, 2016


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