$-0.01 EPS Expected for First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

April 25, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold First Solar, Inc. shares while 98 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 52.38 million shares or 2.41% more from 51.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Wellington Shields And Co Limited Liability Company reported 1.87% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Daiwa Sb Investments Limited has 5,689 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0.01% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Dnb Asset Management As holds 373,488 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Lc accumulated 253,622 shares. First Advsrs Lp reported 106,325 shares. Citigroup has 0.01% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 135,609 shares. Blair William Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 12,875 shares. Oakworth Capital Inc holds 139 shares. Green Square Ltd Llc owns 3,061 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Corecommodity Management Lc invested in 8,073 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Captrust Financial holds 0% or 80 shares. Moreover, Energy Opportunities Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 1.49% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 31,833 shares. Connecticut-based Paloma Ptnrs Management Company has invested 0% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Next Grp has 3,450 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 sales for $5.26 million activity. Bueter Christopher had sold 13,000 shares worth $882,310. Garabedian Raffi sold 11,284 shares worth $790,580. 1,220 shares were sold by ANTOUN GEORGES, worth $83,265 on Wednesday, March 7. 1,656 First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares with value of $124,200 were sold by Schumaker Bryan Robert. On Monday, March 12 Bradley Alexander R. sold $294,619 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) or 4,325 shares. On Thursday, January 4 DeJong Philip sold $1.04 million worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) or 15,304 shares.

Analysts expect First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) to report $-0.01 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.26 EPS change or 104.00 % from last quarter’s $0.25 EPS. After having $-0.25 EPS previously, First Solar, Inc.’s analysts see -96.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $74.07. About 1.13M shares traded. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 153.31% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 141.76% the S&P500.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. First Solar had 22 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Thursday, December 21. Robert W. Baird maintained First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. Needham upgraded First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Friday, October 27 to “Buy” rating. Bank of America upgraded the shares of FSLR in report on Wednesday, April 18 to “Buy” rating. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $75.0 target in Friday, February 23 report. The stock of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 23. The stock of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, April 16. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, December 11 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 18.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $7.76 billion. It operates through two divisions, Components and Systems. It currently has negative earnings. The Components segment designs, makes, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity.

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