Actually, I believe FSLR has been a profitable company for longer than 3 years straight unlike any of its peers. That is why it considered "beast of breed". Even so, it is not immune to the normal MM manipulation and victim of options games. Adding the whole way down from 66 lowering my average with every down day. GL
Douche Bank has turned into a nasty short lately trying to mimic GS and their dirty games. No complains here, as take advantage and accumulate at lower prices and sit back and wait. FSLR is only growing QoQ and YoY.
It's called options and MM manipulation on any opportunity presented. Lack of 2017 guidance or rather the CEO's choice not to give guidance will always be viewed as negative if you're looking to find a negative. If you've been following FSLR for years now, you know this is not unusual as their project implementation and how they are required to recognize revenues makes it more difficult to come up with accurate forecasts. CEO would rather be cautious and surprise to the upside than the opposite.
So where's the news? Insiders are always selling as soon as they're granted their vested options. This has been going on for years, so try not to read too much into the few hundred or thousand shares sells every now and then.
Their guidance is likely to be higher than people expect, why would it not be as their statements of business expansion and growth are a constant theme in these meetings and in their recent ER. Hope they start doing something smart withthat 2B cash position that's growing QoQ, YoY.