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

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$53.73 +1.78 (+3.43 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$53.73
Today's Range$50.6021 - $53.84
52-Week Range$36.51 - $81.72
Volume4.11 million shs
Average Volume1.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.63 billion
P/E Ratio39.51
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.31
First Solar, Inc. provides photovoltaic solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Components 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. The Systems segment provides turn-key photovoltaic 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$3.8406 per share
Book Value$48.82 per share

Profitability

Net Income$-165,610,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees4,100
Market Cap$5.63 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) posted its quarterly earnings results 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 analyst estimates of $812.52 million. First Solar had a return on equity of 2.80% and a net margin of 6.43%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 103.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last 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 (EPS) guidance of $2.25-2.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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?

18 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for First Solar's shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $84.00. On average, they expect First Solar's stock price to reach $64.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Solar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Solar?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Solar in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 13 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 headlines about FSLR stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the solar cell manufacturer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company'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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.21%). 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 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, Mark R Widmar, Paul J Kaleta, 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 Park West Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Robecosam AG, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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 $53.73.

How big of a company is First Solar?

First Solar has a market capitalization of $5.63 billion and generates $2.24 billion in revenue each year. The solar cell manufacturer earns $-165,610,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.36 on an earnings per share basis. First Solar employs 4,100 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:  882 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,252 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,134
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This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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