First Solar Company Profile (NASDAQ:FSLR)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 9 Hold Rating(s), 13 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.52)
Consensus Price Target: $68.50 (45.35% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/8/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$68.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/7/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$80.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/27/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/1/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Initiated 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
4/30/2016Barclays PLCReiterated 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 America Corp.Reiterated 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
4/13/2016GuggenheimInitiated 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
4/10/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$76.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/7/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower 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 Suisse Group AGReiterated 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 James Financial Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/6/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost 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 7/29/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/3/2016Q216$0.55$862.68 millionN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.53$1.09$0.81
Q2 20162$0.38$0.39$0.39
Q3 20162$0.97$1.20$1.09
Q4 20162$0.88$1.25$1.07
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)

Dividends

Dividend History for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
DateHeadline
07/28/16 03:27 PMTwo Reasons to Buy First Solar - [Gurufocus] - Higher efficiency, strong fundamentals makes First Solar a buy
07/28/16 02:52 PMAnalyst Opinions Is A Thing Worth Watching: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) - Review Fortune
07/28/16 04:02 AMShort Sellers, Option Bears Flock to First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) - Schaeffers Research (blog)
07/27/16 04:21 PMShort Sellers, Option Bears Flock to First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)
07/27/16 10:06 AMMust-Watch for Investors: First Solar’s Key Operating Metrics - [at Market Realist] - First Solar reported 100% capacity utilization in 1Q16 and 4Q15. The company has one of the highest average annual capacity utilizations in the industry.
07/26/16 10:10 AMWhat Do Analysts Expect for First Solar’s Margins in 2Q16? - [at Market Realist] - For 2Q16, analysts expect First Solar's adjusted EBITDA to be around $108 million and its EBITDA margin to be around 12.4%.
07/25/16 03:17 PMWhat Are Analysts’ Ratings for First Solar? - [at Market Realist] - Of the 22 analysts covering First Solar's (FSLR) stock, ten analysts, or 45.5%, have given the company “buy” ratings.
07/25/16 03:17 PMWhat to Expect From First Solar’s 2Q16 Earnings - [at Market Realist] - First Solar (FSLR) is expected to announce its 2Q16 earnings results on August 4, 2016, after market hours.
07/22/16 04:13 AMHigh Expectations Remain For First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - TGP
07/22/16 04:13 AMA-R-T- Advisors LLC Decreased Stake in First Solar INC (NASDAQ:FSLR) by $4.23 Million as Shares Rose - Press Telegraph
07/21/16 04:16 PMStocks in the Spotlight: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (EVHC), U.S. Silica Holdings ... - iStreetWire
07/21/16 04:16 PMVigilant Capital Management buys $6418428 stake in First Solar (FSLR) - TheFounders Daily
07/21/16 07:38 AMEquity Roundup: Stock Performance Focus on First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/21/16 07:12 AMFirst Solar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : FSLR-US : July 21, 2016 -
07/21/16 07:12 AM4 Reasons to Hate Solar Stocks -
07/20/16 04:16 AMExclusive: First Solar downsizes west side space - Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
07/19/16 09:23 PMExclusive: First Solar downsizes west side space
07/19/16 04:13 PMInvestors are Intently Watching Shares of: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/19/16 10:11 AMConsensus Analyst Target Price Check for First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/19/16 10:11 AMOceanic Investment Management LTD Decreased Stake in First Solar INC (NASDAQ:FSLR) by $31.37 Million as ... - Press Telegraph
07/18/16 09:16 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Taking a Look at the Current Company Impact Score - Press Telegraph
07/18/16 09:16 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR)'s Growth Projection - RealistInvestor.com
07/18/16 09:16 AMFirst Solar, Inc.: It's Finally Time to Buy FSLR Stock - Investorplace.com
07/18/16 09:16 AMTech Stocks Alerts: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Dataram Corp (NASDAQ:DRAM) - share market updates (press release)
07/17/16 03:45 PMTrading Focus on Shares of: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - TGP
07/17/16 03:45 PMNext Weeks Broker Price Targets For First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Fiscal Standard
07/17/16 03:45 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Earnings Review and Target Watch - TGP
07/16/16 03:56 PMFirst Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) Tech Sector Stock Business Review - Street Report
07/16/16 07:32 AMFirst Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Updated Price Targets - FTSE News
07/15/16 03:08 PMMoving Stock in Focus: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/15/16 04:29 AMWorth Watching Stocks: VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) - iStreetWire
07/15/16 04:29 AMAT- Advisors LLC Decreased Stake in First Solar INC (NASDAQ:FSLR) by $4.23 Million as Shares Rose - Consumer Eagle
07/15/16 04:29 AMAnalyst Target and Average Rating Watch: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/15/16 04:29 AMFirst Solar - Growing Confidence In CdTe Technology - Seeking Alpha
07/14/16 04:14 PMNoteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AMBA, FSLR, PANW
07/14/16 07:05 AMHow Solar Installers Are Cutting Costs Today -
07/13/16 04:27 PMEcofin LTD Decreased Stake in First Solar INC (NASDAQ:FSLR) by $24.20 Million as Shares Rose - Consumer Eagle
07/13/16 04:27 PMShort Sellers Add to Positions in Solar, Alt Energy Stocks - 24/7 Wall St.
07/13/16 04:27 PMFirst Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Chose a Good Time to Double Down - Investorplace.com
07/12/16 04:18 PMAnalyst's Focused Stocks: Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) , First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Street Updates
07/12/16 01:22 PMFirst Solar Looks Address Its Balance Of Systems Handicap With Series 5 Modules - Although First Solar’s Cd-Te solar panels have been recording significant efficiency gains over the last three years, they have lagged behind their silicon peers in terms of rated peak power. This means that a larger number of solar panels are required for a given system size, translating into higher balance of systems costs (such as mounting and labor). However, the company looks set to address this handicap with the introduction of its much anticipated Series 5 modules, which were unveiled in late June. Below we take a look at why the module may be very important to First Solar’s business.
07/10/16 03:48 PMPrice Target Review and Earnings Check on First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/10/16 03:48 PMCompany Share Performance in Review: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/10/16 03:48 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Pops 2.84% for July 08 - Equities.com
07/10/16 03:48 PMHere's Why You Should Aggressively Buy First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Stock - Bidness ETC
07/10/16 03:48 PMBaird Cuts Price Target for First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), But Remains Bullish; Here's Why - Smarter Analyst
07/09/16 07:36 AMFirst Solar, Inc. Price Target Reduced Despite Dramatic Cost Cuts
07/09/16 07:36 AMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) Pops 2.84% for July 08
07/08/16 04:06 PMNews Sentiment and Impact Score Review for :First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) - Press Telegraph
07/08/16 04:06 PMFirst Solar Inc. (FSLR) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for July 06 - Equities.com

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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: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductors
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: FSLR
  • CUSIP: 33643310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $47.13
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $47.75
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $58.00
  • P/E Ratio: 6.20
  • P/E Growth: -0.90
  • Market Cap: $4.82B
  • Beta: 1.92
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.30 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.96 EPS
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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Chart for Friday, July, 29, 2016