Friday, 26 May, 2017

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Lifted to Hold at Axiom Securities

Laurie Berry | 19 May, 2017, 14:46

(NASDAQ:FSLR), 7 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was trading -31.85% below its 52-week high and +36.85% above its 52-week low. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total transaction of $96,145.00. The third largest holder is Franklin Resources Inc, which now holds $229.95 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.27% of its market capitalization. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $36.00 target price (up from $32.00) on shares of First Solar in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. The stock has "Neutral" rating by TH Capital on Thursday, November 3. JMP Securities initiated First Solar, Inc. Ameriprise Financial has invested 0% in First Solar, Inc.

02/10/2017 - First Solar, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

5/3/2017-Axiom Securities Upgrade from a "Sell " rating to a " Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Wednesday, May 18. 6,435,459 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Janney Capital given on Thursday, November 3. Traders acquired 19,834 call options on the stock.

The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $34.96. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Moreover, Eidelman Virant Cap has 1.16% invested in First Solar, Inc. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.87. The solar cell manufacturer reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.38. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors. Its up 0.10, from 0.77 in 2016Q3.

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05/03/2017 - First Solar, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Roth Capital. 37 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. Lansdowne Ptnrs (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership holds 84,838 shares. Aperio Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Credit Agricole S A owns 85,628 shares. Gsa Ptnrs Llp has 0.01% invested in First Solar, Inc. The stock of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was sold by Bradley Alexander R. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 173,172 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 23,696 shares of the company's stock, valued at $798,318.24. The last session's volume of 14.81 million shares was higher than its average volume of 12.16 million shares. Mason Street Limited owns 10,661 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt accumulated 435,380 shares. Shinko Asset Management Co. Short interest rose 8.2% in the two most recent reporting periods to almost 41 million shares, or 30.5% of ASNA's available float. Exxonmobil Investment Inc Tx stated it has 18,039 shares.

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $484,970 activity. Insiders sold 13,850 shares of company stock valued at $466,402 over the last three months.

On 2/23/2017 Paul J Kaleta, EVP, sold 8,492 with an average share price of $33.69 per share and the total transaction amounting to $286,095.48.

First Solar, Inc.is a provider of photovoltaic solar energy solutions. The company has a market cap of $7.59B and its 12 month revenue was nearly $5.54B. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology. It now has negative earnings. The Company also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it manufactures. SFE Investment Counsel's holdings in First Solar were worth $1,272,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:FSLR) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: "Opinion: Harry Boxer's four earnings movers to watch, including First Solar" published on May 10, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "First Solar Inc". $29,467 worth of First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Is Climbing After Guidance Boost" with publication date: "May 03, 2017.

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