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

April 17, 2018 - By Migdalia James

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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.
Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Qci Asset Management has invested 0% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Suffolk Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.93% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Laurel Grove Lc reported 12,250 shares. Moreover, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 0% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 13,113 shares. Scotia Cap accumulated 6,168 shares. Macquarie owns 0% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 31,973 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Dnb Asset As has 373,488 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Lansdowne Prns (Uk) Llp holds 314,612 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems accumulated 11,898 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, First Interstate National Bank has 0% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Cullinan Associate reported 0.05% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Aviance Cap Ltd Llc has 1,207 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 9 insider sales for $5.14 million activity. 1,220 shares were sold by ANTOUN GEORGES, worth $83,265. Bradley Alexander R. sold 4,325 shares worth $294,619. 3,000 shares were bought by Hambro George A, worth $187,980. 6,601 First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares with value of $448,010 were sold by KALETA PAUL J. The insider Bueter Christopher sold $882,310. $1.04 million worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was sold by DeJong Philip.

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 0.79% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $70.12. About 745,334 shares traded. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 153.31% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 141.76% the S&P500.

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

Among 13 analysts covering First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. First Solar had 18 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 27 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 11 by Roth Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 23 by Needham. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of FSLR in report on Thursday, January 18 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Roth Capital. The rating was upgraded by Needham on Friday, October 27 to “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 27. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Monday, December 11.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $7.35 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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