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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) insider upped their holding by 0.09% earlier this year

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Viewing insider transactions for First Solar, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FSLR ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net buyers. This means that a larger number of shares were purchased by insiders in relation to shares sold.

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

Check out our latest analysis for First Solar

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At First Solar

insider Farhad Ebrahimi previously made an even bigger purchase of US$188k worth of shares at a price of US$75.00 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$68.13. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when an insider has purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price. Farhad Ebrahimi was the only individual insider to buy during the last year. Notably Farhad Ebrahimi was also the biggest seller.

The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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Insiders at First Solar Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider buying at First Solar. insider Farhad Ebrahimi spent US$188k on stock, and there wasn't any selling. That shows some optimism about the company's future.

Does First Solar Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. First Solar insiders own about US$869m worth of shares (which is 12% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About First Solar Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about First Solar. Looks promising! So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. To assist with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of First Solar.

Of course First Solar may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality companies.

For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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