First Solar Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.97 (+3.85 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $80.14
50-Day Range
MA: $81.10
52-Week Range
Now: $80.14
Volume5.49 million shs
Average Volume2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.52 billion
P/E Ratio38.34
Dividend YieldN/A
First Solar, Inc. engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of photovoltaic solar power systems and solar modules. It operates through the Modules and Systems segments. The Modules segment involves in the design, manufacture, and sale of cadmium telluride solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The Systems segment offers development, construction, operation, and maintenance of photovoltaic solar power systems. The company was founded by Michael J. Ahearn in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, AZ.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FSLR
Phone(602) 662-6899
Year Founded1999



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.06 billion
Cash Flow$2.65 per share
Book Value$48.35 per share


Net Income$-114,930,000.00


Market Cap$8.52 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Confirmed)


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Overall MarketRank

1.34 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

170th out of 668 stocks

Semiconductors & Related Devices Industry

72nd out of 147 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.9Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+2.97 (+3.85 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Frequently Asked Questions

Is First Solar a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Solar in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" First Solar stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FSLR, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than First Solar?

Wall Street analysts have given First Solar a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but First Solar wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is First Solar's next earnings date?

First Solar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How can I listen to First Solar's earnings call?

First Solar will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were First Solar's earnings last quarter?

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 25th. The solar cell manufacturer reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.19. The solar cell manufacturer had revenue of $609.23 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $713.59 million. First Solar had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.49% and a net margin of 6.38%. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.02 earnings per share.
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How has First Solar's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

First Solar's stock was trading at $37.23 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, FSLR stock has increased by 113.5% and is now trading at $79.48.
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What guidance has First Solar issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Solar updated its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.05-4.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.72. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.85-3.00 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.99 billion.

What price target have analysts set for FSLR?

17 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for First Solar's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $141.00. On average, they expect First Solar's share price to reach $90.69 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are First Solar's key executives?

First Solar's management team includes the following people:
  • Mark R. Widmar, Chief Executive Officer & Director (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Philip Tymen de Jong, Chief Operating Officer
  • Alexander R. Bradley, Chief Financial Officer
  • Markus Gloeckler, Chief Technology Officer
  • Kuntal Kumar Verma, Chief Manufacturing Engineering Officer

What is Mark Widmar's approval rating as First Solar's CEO?

118 employees have rated First Solar CEO Mark Widmar on Mark Widmar has an approval rating of 96% among First Solar's employees. This puts Mark Widmar in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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What other stocks do shareholders of First Solar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Solar investors own include Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), (MDVN) (MDVN), Incyte (INCY), Micron Technology (MU), Tesla (TSLA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA) and United Airlines (UAL).

What is First Solar's stock symbol?

First Solar trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FSLR."

Who are First Solar's major shareholders?

First Solar's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include DnB Asset Management AS (0.59%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.20%), Fulcrum Capital LLC (0.05%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own First Solar stock include Alexander R Bradley, Byron Michael Jeffers, Christopher Bueter, George A Hambro, Georges Antoun, Lukas T Walton, Mark R Widmar, Markus Gloeckler, Michael Koralewski, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong, R Craig Kennedy and Raffi Garabedian.
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Which major investors are selling First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fulcrum Capital LLC, NEXT Financial Group Inc, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, FDx Advisors Inc., Autus Asset Management LLC, Winfield Associates Inc., and Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold First Solar company stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Byron Michael Jeffers, George A Hambro, Georges Antoun, Lukas T Walton, Mark R Widmar, Markus Gloeckler, Michael Koralewski, Philip Dejong, R Craig Kennedy, and Raffi Garabedian.
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Which major investors are buying First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Paragon Wealth Strategies LLC, New England Research & Management Inc., Symphony Financial Ltd. Co., City Holding Co., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, and Pacer Advisors Inc..
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How do I buy shares of First Solar?

Shares of FSLR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is First Solar's stock price today?

One share of FSLR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.48.

How much money does First Solar make?

First Solar has a market capitalization of $8.45 billion and generates $3.06 billion in revenue each year. The solar cell manufacturer earns $-114,930,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.48 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Solar have?

First Solar employs 6,600 workers across the globe.

When was First Solar founded?

First Solar was founded in 1999.

What is First Solar's official website?

The official website for First Solar is

Where are First Solar's headquarters?

First Solar is headquartered at 350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET SUITE 600, TEMPE AZ, 85281.

How can I contact First Solar?

First Solar's mailing address is 350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET SUITE 600, TEMPE AZ, 85281. The solar cell manufacturer can be reached via phone at (602) 662-6899 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/16/2021 by Staff
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