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  • Prediction: The biggest surprise from the August earnings will be how robust and profitable the sales on SERIES 4 have been...this is due to RISING China module prices that nobody is currently talking about. When you add in the further cost and durability advantages of Series 6, it's hard not to imagine this stock continuing to soar....GLTA
  • Yep. Another upgrade (with $55-$60 target)


    Good Day Sunshine: First Solar Gets Quant Upgrade, Has Bullish Charts
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  • $60 is coming...
  • Harry Boxer has posted his Charts of the Day video on FSLR at TheTechTrader site noting: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) is looking very good, jumping another 1.65, or .75%, to 45.67, on 4.85 million shares traded. It’s five waves up and looks like it may be getting to the tail end of this move. I don’t know if it will reach all the way up to 49 1/2, but that’s my next target.
  • This stock has been flying non stop since April. Congrats !
  • Not sure the axiom upgrade is such unalloyed good news. The claim is that series 6 is being delayed to sell more series 4. Selling is good of course, but don't we want to complete the series 6 upgrade. Anyone knowledgeable please comment.

    9:50 AM ET 7/19/17 | CFRA
    (BZ Newswire) -- After last week's Intersolar Conference, Axiom's Gordon Johnson expects First Solar, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FSLR) Q2 earnings to "dazzle." "We are hearing that First Solar is delaying the ramp up of its Series 6 technology, and instead focusing on ramping back up its Series 4 technology. Given that we believe First Solar is selling modules at $.50 to $.60, and we are hearing rumblings that they are sold out through third quarter of 2018, we believe the company is going to show potentially significant upside to consensus estimates, which have not changed dramatically," Johnson said on Benzinga's PreMarket Prep. In Axiom's note, Johnson highlighted how the delays in Series 6 technology helps First Solar accommodate Section 201-based demand. Ultimately, these factors helped lead to a $51 price target. Sell-Side Could Become Much More Optimistic "Even though this is temporary," Johnson wrote, "as we have seen in solar over the past 10 years, even with temporary earnings upside, people and investors put multiples on those earnings. And given the underperformance of the solar sector vs. the broader market overall, we think you could have a pretty continued violent move higher in the stocks." Currently, 14 sell-side analysts have placed hold ratings on First Solar. "We see sell-side sentiment as skewed too negatively (a number of upgrades could be on tap)," Johnson wrote. Section 201 Timing Should Help Drive The Bullish Market "With the International Trade Commission ("ITC") expected to make a determination of whether damage was done by 8/24/17, & a recommendation to the President by 10/23/17, investors could be left guessing on the final Section 201 outcome until November '17, or as late as January '18." According to Johnson, since the market is in a bullish state, this could drive estimates on solar stocks even higher, particularly for First Solar, until a final decision is made. Deutsche Bank Analyst Vishal Shah Reflects A Similar Sentiment "If you recall, we have been highlighting some of the recent developments around section 201 trade case as well as stronger S6 execution as the key drivers for near term positive share price performance," Shah wrote. Looking at Q2, he expects upside to current estimates and for First Solar's momentum to continue in the near term as he set a $47 price target. Additionally, Shah highlighted 10 reasons for his bullish remarks: Upside to S4 margins Recovering system margins The S6 ramp is on track A 2020 EPS of $3 Higher ROIC on S6 capacity compared to S4 Credible cost targets Low risks around S6 expansion Increase in S6 bookings over the next few quarters Solid cash flow and balance sheet The balance sheet project assets should create an additionalbuffer Shares of First Solar were trading up 5.6 percent at $46.53 in Wednesday's session. To read the latest and exclusive financial news, check out the Benzinga Pro news wire. Copyright Benzinga (BZ Newswire, http://www.benzinga.com/licensing). Benzinga does not provide investmentadvice. All rights reserved.Write to editorial@benzinga.com with any questions about this content. Subscribe to Benzinga Pro (http://pro.benzinga.com). Acquire Media

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  • the U.S. Core of engineers announced yesterday that all 2000 boat docks on tablerock lake will be required to install solar in lieu of shore power in just a few years. all power poles on shore feeding boat docks shall be removed. wow.
  • Hi all. I'm up 20% on this, but a bit scared to hold it though earnings,What are you guys doing? Holding though that first week in August?
  • Pretty sweet this week , will see test $50 before August earning report. This is over my expectation $48.
  • First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Strong-Buy July 19th, 2017 //
    First Solar, Inc. logoZacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has $49.00 price target on the solar cell manufacturer’s stock.
    According to Zacks, “First Solar continues to focus on retaining its competitive edge and aims to further consolidate its position in the market. Its constant product innovation efforts will continue to attract customers and expand its revenue stream. Again, the booming solar market in the U.S. will propel its top-line growth. Moreover, the company outperformed the Zacks categorized Solar industry in the last one year. However, President Trump’s recent walk out from the landmark Paris deal, apart from boosting coal production has kept the entire solar industry under immense pressure.”
  • big jump with no news. What is happening, up $1.00+ in pre-market with small volume.
  • http://www.brecorder.com/2017/07/18/359874/india-launches-worlds-first-solar-powered-train/

    India launches world’s first solar-powered train
    Moving towards technological advancement, Indian Railways launched first ever solar-powered train in Delhi. Inaugurated on July 14, the 1600 HP solar-powered
  • SPWR is up nearly 2% today to catch up with FSLR. It is normal for FSLR to take a breather after the gains last week and get ready to reach $46 this week. Relax and enjoy the ride.
  • http://investorplace.com/2017/07/first-solar-inc-fslr-stock-is-becoming-a-very-good-bet/#.WW_kkYVlDYU

    First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Stock Is Quickly Becoming a Great Bet
    First Solar may be a little too hot to handle today, but FSLR stock looks like a nice addition to a portfolio on any decent pullback.
  • Harry Boxer has posted his Charts of the Day video on FSLR at TheTechTrader site noting: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) is also acting great, jumping 1.30, or 3%, to 44.02, on 2.9 million shares traded. From where it started, the breakout and pullback, I gave you something around the 33-4 range. It’s 4 waves up, and the fifth wave is underway. It may very well get an extension quickly to take this one up to the 47-8 zone. I don’t know whether it will extend much beyond that before it pulls back, but there is 5 days to cover, and that could fuel the fire.
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    $ASTI $FSLR & $DOW all in this article: Grid-Tied Building-Integrated Photovoltaics to Gain Popularity https://tmrresearchblog.com/grid-tied-building-integrated-photovoltaics-gain-popularity/

    Grid-Tied Building-Integrated Photovoltaics to Gain Popularity
    Photovoltaics, integrated into the building envelop, typically into the façade or roofs, serve dual purposes of generating power and improving the life-cycle of building materials
  • gordon johnson should be investigated. He was a mega bear when the company was trading at 30 and now he has a Buy recommendation, thats quite a swing.
  • https://townhall.com/columnists/brucebialosky/2017/07/16/california-requires-solar-panels-on-all-homes-and-windmills-on-all-farms-n2354430

    California Requires Solar Panels on All Homes and Windmills on All Farms
    As you are aware, Governor Jerry Brown has stated that California will go its own way during the Trump Administration.
  • FSLR continues to manage news flow well. This sale of solar farms in June will guarantee they hit their second quarter EPS numbers for the August announcement. It will also add more cash to their balance sheet. Expect to hear in August/Sep the sale of their interest in CAFD which will add more cash to balance sheet. They are still more than a year from producing any revenue from the new Series 6, but as long as they do what they have told the market they will do, this stock will continue to move higher as the shorts have to give up. Feel bad for those that listened to the bonehead analyst that put out the Sell rating at the bottom.
  • Yep...Yet another upgrade!


    First Solar, JA Solar jump as Johnson upgrades, says earnings will "dazzle"
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