March 23, 2017

Stocks under Review: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

21 March 2017, 01:35 | Austin Hogan

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) Receives An Update From Brokers

Insider Trading at First Solar Inc.?

(FSLR) now trades with a market capitalization of $3.44 Billion.

02/22/2017 - First Solar, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Oppenheimer. Inc. now owns 87,310 shares of the solar cell manufacturer's stock worth $3,448,000 after buying an additional 2,024 shares in the last quarter.

11/17/2016 - First Solar, Inc. was downgraded to " by analysts at Avondale Partners. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of First Solar from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Elkhorn Investments LLC purchased a new position in First Solar during the fourth quarter valued at $726,000. Finally, Trust Co. of Vermont increased its position in shares of First Solar by 2.1% in the third quarter. The institutional investor owned 36,522 shares of the solar cell manufacturer's stock after selling 330,412 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 58.02% of the company's stock.

02/22/2017 - First Solar, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Roth Capital. (NASDAQ:FSLR) opened at 31.83 on Monday.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has a 52-week high of $72.62 and a 52-week low of $28.6. Extending back, their stock is trading -11.29% from the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, looking even further back, they are trading -21.81% off of the 200-Day Simple Moving Average. The stock's market capitalization is $3.31 billion. FSLR has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 0, Forward P/E of 29.15, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 1.7 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of -4.8%.

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For the current quarter, the highest estimate analysts provided is 1.2 Billion and the lowest is 239.4 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -49.02 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report.

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 3.99% per annum.

First Solar, Inc. on 02/21/2017 reported its EPS as $1.24 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.97.

The company reported its EPS on 02/21/2017. Six analysts rating the company a strong buy, six analysts rating the company a buy, ten analysts rating the company a hold, zero analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $70.45. The Mean and Low price Targets are $34.83 and $20, respectively. (FSLR) where Credit Suisse provided Underperform rating on the stock on 22-Feb-17. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". (FSLR)'s stock to Sell with the price target of $21.

In related news, EVP Paul J. Kaleta sold 8,492 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.69, for a total transaction of $286,095.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 23,696 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $798,318.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Another insider trade includes Officer Schumaker Bryan Robert who also initiated a transaction in which 871 shares were traded on 12 Mar 2017 as "Sell". Company insiders own 0.40% of the company's stock. TheStreet downgraded First Solar from a "c" rating to a "d+" rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology.

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