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First Solar Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.41 (-0.47 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $87.05
50-Day Range
MA: $74.03
52-Week Range
Now: $87.05
Volume5.67 million shs
Average Volume1.93 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.22 billion
P/E Ratio93.60
Dividend YieldN/A
First Solar, Inc. provides photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Modules and Systems. The Modules segment designs, manufactures, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity to integrators and operators of PV solar power systems. The Systems segment provides power plant solutions, such as project development; engineering, procurement, and construction; and operating and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial companies, and other system owners. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.18 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FSLR



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.06 billion
Cash Flow$3.59 per share
Book Value$48.35 per share


Net Income$-114,930,000.00


Market Cap$9.22 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2021 (Estimated)
-0.41 (-0.47 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has First Solar's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

First Solar's stock was trading at $37.23 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, FSLR shares have increased by 133.8% and is now trading at $87.0450.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of First Solar?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Solar in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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, February 18th 2021.
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How were First Solar's earnings last quarter?

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The solar cell manufacturer reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.85. First Solar had a return on equity of 7.18% and a net margin of 3.17%.
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What guidance has First Solar issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Solar issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.00-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $540-790 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $861.29 million.

What price target have analysts set for FSLR?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for First Solar's shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $125.00. On average, they anticipate First Solar's share price to reach $81.36 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.5%.
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Are investors shorting First Solar?

First Solar saw a drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,980,000 shares, a drop of 15.2% from the September 30th total of 9,410,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,230,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 9.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of First Solar's key competitors?

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).

Who are First Solar's key executives?

First Solar's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Mark R. Widmar, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $2.52M)
  • Mr. Alexander R. Bradley, Chief Financial Officer (Age 39, Pay $1.06M)
  • Mr. Philip Tymen deJong, Chief Operating Officer (Age 60, Pay $1.31M)
  • Mr. Raffi Garabedian, Co-Chief Technology Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.33M)
  • Mr. Georges J. Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer (Age 57, Pay $1.33M)

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Polunin Capital Partners Ltd (0.83%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.38%), Columbus Circle Investors (0.22%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.22%), Grace & White Inc. NY (0.13%) and Bourgeon Capital Management LLC (0.10%). Company insiders that own First Solar stock include Alexander R Bradley, Byron Michael Jeffers, Christopher Bueter, Georges Antoun, Lukas T Walton, Mark R Widmar, 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Polunin Capital Partners Ltd, Grace & White Inc. NY, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Fulcrum Capital LLC, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc., and Harrington Investments INC. Company insiders that have sold First Solar company stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Byron Michael Jeffers, Georges Antoun, Lukas T Walton, Mark R Widmar, Philip Dejong, R Craig Kennedy, and Raffi Garabedian.
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Which major investors are buying First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Columbus Circle Investors, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC, Guinness Asset Management LTD, Account Management LLC, Cozad Asset Management Inc., Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Nwam LLC.
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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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is First Solar's stock price today?

One share of FSLR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.05.

How big of a company is First Solar?

First Solar has a market capitalization of $9.22 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. First Solar employs 6,600 workers across the globe.

What is First Solar's official website?

The official website for First Solar is www.firstsolar.com.

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 602-414-9300 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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