First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, February 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.32) per share for the quarter.

Shares of First Solar (NASDAQ FSLR) opened at $65.24 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 6.85 and a quick ratio of 6.47. The company has a market capitalization of $6,810.00, a PE ratio of -15.68 and a beta of 2.08. First Solar has a 1 year low of $25.56 and a 1 year high of $76.61.

In related news, COO Philip Dejong sold 15,304 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.83, for a total transaction of $1,038,070.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 10,424 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $707,059.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Mark R. Widmar sold 20,270 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.40, for a total value of $1,305,388.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 100,754 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,488,557.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 46,858 shares of company stock valued at $3,134,015 in the last quarter. 0.58% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

FSLR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Solar from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $73.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. ValuEngine upgraded First Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Vetr cut First Solar from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.52 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Guggenheim restated a “neutral” rating on shares of First Solar in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Bank of America initiated coverage on First Solar in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.60.

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About First Solar

First Solar, Inc is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology. The Company also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it manufactures.

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