NASDAQ:FSLR - First Solar Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$55.43 +0.75 (+1.37 %)
(As of 03/19/2019 12:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.68
Today's Range$54.70 - $55.79
52-Week Range$36.51 - $81.72
Volume69,144 shs
Average Volume1.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.81 billion
P/E Ratio40.73
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.27
First Solar, Inc. provides photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Modules and Systems. The Components segment designs, manufactures, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. This segment offers its products to integrators and operators of PV solar power systems. The Systems segment provides turn-key PV solar power systems or solar 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductors
SectorOils/Energy
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FSLR
CUSIP33643310
Phone602-414-9300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.24 billion
Cash Flow$2.7079 per share
Book Value$49.73 per share

Profitability

Net Income$144.33 million

Miscellaneous

Employees6,400
Market Cap$5.81 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Solar's stock symbol?

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

How were First Solar's earnings last quarter?

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 21st. The solar cell manufacturer reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.15. The solar cell manufacturer earned $691 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $812.52 million. First Solar had a net margin of 6.43% and a return on equity of 2.80%. The firm's revenue was up 103.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.25) earnings per share. View First Solar's Earnings History.

When is First Solar's next earnings date?

First Solar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Solar.

What guidance has First Solar issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Solar issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 21st. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.58. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.24-3.45 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.33 billion.First Solar also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.25-2.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for FSLR?

16 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for First Solar's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $83.00. On average, they expect First Solar's stock price to reach $62.2857 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Solar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Solar?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Solar in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for First Solar.

Has First Solar been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about FSLR stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Solar earned a coverage optimism score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the solar cell manufacturer a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Twitter (TWTR), Intel (INTC), Bank of America (BAC) and Baidu (BIDU).

Who are First Solar's key executives?

First Solar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark R. Widmar, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Alexander R. Bradley, Chief Financial Officer (Age 38)
  • Mr. Philip Tymen deJong, Chief Operating Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Georges J. Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer (Age 56)

Who are First Solar's major shareholders?

First Solar's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.23%), Millennium Management LLC (1.97%), Park West Asset Management LLC (1.75%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.46%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.25%) and Norges Bank (1.22%). Company insiders that own First Solar stock include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, George A Hambro, Georges Antoun, J Thomas Presby, Mark R Widmar, Paul J Kaleta, Philip Dejong and Raffi Garabedian. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Solar.

Which major investors are selling First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KBC Group NV, Triodos Investment Management BV, Prudential Financial Inc., Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Van ECK Associates Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold First Solar company stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, Georges Antoun, Philip Dejong and Raffi Garabedian. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Solar.

Which major investors are buying First Solar stock?

FSLR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Park West Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Robecosam AG, Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have bought First Solar stock in the last two years include George A Hambro and J Thomas Presby. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Solar.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is First Solar's stock price today?

One share of FSLR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.54.

How big of a company is First Solar?

First Solar has a market capitalization of $5.83 billion and generates $2.24 billion in revenue each year. The solar cell manufacturer earns $144.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.36 on an earnings per share basis. First Solar employs 6,400 workers across the globe.

What is First Solar's official website?

The official website for First Solar is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for First Solar (NASDAQ FSLR)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  886 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,257 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,143
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This page was last updated on 3/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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