NASDAQ:FSLR - First Solar Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $59.85 -0.81 (-1.34 %) (As of 04/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$59.85Today's Range$59.73 - $61.1052-Week Range$36.51 - $81.72Volume987,863 shsAverage Volume1.51 million shsMarket Capitalization$6.30 billionP/E Ratio44.01Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.27 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive FSLR News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FSLR and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Semiconductors & related devices Sub-IndustrySemiconductors SectorOils/Energy Current SymbolNASDAQ:FSLR Previous Symbol CUSIP33643310 CIK1274494 Webwww.firstsolar.com Phone602-414-9300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09 Current Ratio4.57 Quick Ratio4.11Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio44.01 Forward P/E Ratio24.23 P/E Growth1.77 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.24 billion Price / Sales2.81 Cash Flow$2.6078 per share Price / Cash Flow22.95 Book Value$49.73 per share Price / Book1.20Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.36 Net Income$144.33 million Net Margins6.43% Return on Equity2.80% Return on Assets2.06%Miscellaneous Employees6,400 Outstanding Shares105,346,000Market Cap$6.30 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 21st. The solar cell manufacturer reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.15. The solar cell manufacturer had revenue of $691 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $812.52 million. First Solar had a return on equity of 2.80% and a net margin of 6.43%. First Solar's quarterly revenue was up 103.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.25) EPS. 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 updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share 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 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for First Solar's shares. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $83.00. On average, they expect First Solar's stock price to reach $63.5714 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.2% 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? Media stories about FSLR stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Solar earned a daily sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the solar cell manufacturer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of First Solar's key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Solar include Microchip Technology (MCHP), Kyocera (KYOCY), STMicroelectronics (STM), Marvell Technology Group (MRVL), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), ASE Technology (ASX), Qorvo (QRVO), IPG Photonics (IPGP), ON Semiconductor (ON), Cree (CREE), Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR), Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY). 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), Medivation (MDVN), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Incyte (INCY), Micron Technology (MU), Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), United Continental (UAL), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Calamos Advisors LLC (0.65%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.40%), Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. (0.25%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.20%), Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%) and Deane Retirement Strategies Inc. (0.04%). 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 institutional investors are selling First Solar stock? FSLR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Calamos Advisors LLC, Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd., CenturyLink Investment Management Co and Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold First Solar company stock in the last year include Alexander R Bradley, Bryan Robert Schumaker, Georges Antoun, Mark R Widmar, Philip Dejong and Raffi Garabedian. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Solar. Which institutional investors are buying First Solar stock? FSLR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Lavaca Capital LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Deane Retirement Strategies Inc., Winfield Associates Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 $59.85. How big of a company is First Solar? First Solar has a market capitalization of $6.30 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 890 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,265 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,155MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Solar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FSLR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FSLR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is total return in investing?