FSLR - First Solar, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
54.98
-0.06 (-0.11%)
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Previous Close55.04
Open55.13
Bid55.02 x 800
Ask55.03 x 1000
Day's Range54.51 - 56.00
52 Week Range38.45 - 69.24
Volume576,039
Avg. Volume1,380,984
Market Cap5.8B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.31
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.04
Earnings DateFeb 19, 2020 - Feb 24, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est71.54
  • GlobeNewswire

    Caroline Stockdale Joins First Solar as Chief Human Resources Officer

    US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) today announced that Caroline Stockdale will lead the Company’s human resources and communications function, overseeing a global workforce of over 6,500 associates.

  • As Trump Tariffs Face Review, Solar Industry Girds for Fight
    Bloomberg

    As Trump Tariffs Face Review, Solar Industry Girds for Fight

    (Bloomberg) -- Tariffs on solar panels imposed nearly two years ago by President Donald Trump to boost U.S. manufacturing are now the focus of a battle in Washington over whether the measures should be amended.The U.S. International Trade Commission is holding a hearing Thursday as part of a midterm review of the levies, scheduled to decline in 2020 and 2021. Suniva Inc., a Georgia-based panel maker that first asked Trump for protection from Asian rivals, has asked the commission to curtail those reductions. Yet the industry’s leading trade group says the duties should be eliminated early.“We’ll be advocating for the administration to drop the tariffs altogether or at least grant reasonable exclusions to the tariffs,” Abigail Ross Hopper, chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the industry’s leading U.S. trade group, said on a call with reporters. “Our fear however is that the administration will somehow make them harsher.”The tariffs are part of Trump’s overall strategy to fight China and other trading partners that he argues take advantage of the U.S., leading to a record trade deficit. Since early 2018, the Trump administration has ratcheted up tariffs on an assortment of products and materials.Since the solar duties went into effect, at least three Asia-based panel makers have opened factories in the U.S. SunPower Corp., a San Jose, California-based company, bought and refurbished a factory in Oregon. And the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, First Solar Inc., expanded operations in Ohio.“It’s hard to dispute that the tariffs are doing what they intended to do,” SunPower Chief Executive Officer Tom Werner said in an interview Thursday on Bloomberg Television.The duties, however, upended the market for developers that build solar farms and rely on cheap imported equipment from Asia. The U.S. solar industry lost 8,000 jobs in 2018, a 3.2% drop, as companies braced for the tariffs to take hold, according to a report by the Solar Foundation.The duties were announced in January 2018, starting at 30%. They’re now at 25% and are scheduled to fall to 20% in 2020, then to 15% in 2021.Suniva has argued that those 5% reductions should be scaled back. The company cited “headwinds” such as an exemption to the tariffs for certain solar panels, currently the subject a court dispute, and the stockpiling of solar cells by U.S. companies have undercut the tariffs’ effectiveness.The solar industry trade group is arguing the tariffs were unwanted in the first place and have caused more economic harm than benefit. The group released an analysis that said if left in place, the duties will cost the industry $19 billion in investment and will lead to 62,000 fewer jobs by 2021.White House trade adviser Peter Navarro called the group’s report “fake news dressed up in academic mumbo jumbo.”It’s questionable whether the tariffs have actually reduced demand for imported panels. One of the world’s largest solar-panel manufacturers, China’s JinkoSolar Holding Co., expects U.S. demand for its products to surge nearly 45%, to 4 gigawatts, in 2020.While the duties inflate prices, the overall cost of solar equipment has fallen so low that panels are cheaper than ever -- even with tariffs. And while installations initially fell after the measure took hold, they’ve since rebounded.It’s possible that the trade commission review results in no action, but the potential for a recommendation has set off a lobbying frenzy.Companies including LG Electronics Inc., utility NextEra Energy Inc. and EDF Renewables Inc. are scheduled to appear to weigh in on the review. So are representatives from the embassies of Korea and Indonesia.“This has been very heavily lobbied on both sides,” said Gary Hufbauer, a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “If they say it’s done more harm than good, then when it gets to the president that would influence him to some extent.”Trump has wide authority to tweak the tariffs, including reducing them, eliminating them or exempting certain countries, said Clark Packard, trade policy council for the Washington-based think tank R Street Institute.Wall Street is paying close attention.“We believe the probability of something happening is meaningful,” Roth Capital Partners wrote in a research note earlier this fall.(Adds CEO comment in sixth paragraph)\--With assistance from Christopher Martin and Alix Steel.To contact the reporters on this story: Ari Natter in Washington at anatter5@bloomberg.net;Brian Eckhouse in New York at beckhouse@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jon Morgan at jmorgan97@bloomberg.net, Joe Ryan, Christopher MartinFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • JinkoSolar (JKS) Supplies 40MW Solar Modules to Dutch Project
    Zacks

    JinkoSolar (JKS) Supplies 40MW Solar Modules to Dutch Project

    JinkoSolar's (JKS) ultra-high efficiency Cheetah HC 60 solar modules have been installed in Netherland's Almelo project.

  • Is First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Going To Burn These Hedge Funds ?
    Insider Monkey

    Is First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Going To Burn These Hedge Funds ?

    Amid an overall bull market, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Our research shows that most of the stocks that smart money likes historically generate strong […]

  • ReneSola's (SOL) Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates in Q3
    Zacks

    ReneSola's (SOL) Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates in Q3

    ReneSola's (SOL) revenues in the third quarter benefit from the sale of the 55MW project development portfolio in Poland.

  • JinkoSolar (JKS) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y
    Zacks

    JinkoSolar (JKS) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y

    JinkoSolar's (JKS) top line in the third quarter improves 4.3% on a year-over-year basis to $1,047 million, primarily led by an increase in the solar module shipments.

  • Canadian Solar Sells 370 MWp Solar Project to KEPCO & Sprott
    Zacks

    Canadian Solar Sells 370 MWp Solar Project to KEPCO & Sprott

    Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is on track to expand its footprint in the Mexico solar market.

  • Morningstar

    The Renewable Future

    Renewable energy is still a small player in the U.S. energy ecosystem, accounting for just 10% of U.S. electricity sales and 7% of U.S. energy consumption, excluding hydropower. Oil, natural gas, nuclear, and even coal will keep us comfortable, charged, and on the go well into the next decade. Tech, consumer, and even oil and gas firms are rushing into renewable energy to establish sustainability cred, and politicians are greening up their resumes.

  • Azure Power Global (AZRE) Q2 Earnings Miss, Revenues Rise Y/Y
    Zacks

    Azure Power Global (AZRE) Q2 Earnings Miss, Revenues Rise Y/Y

    Azure Power Global's (AZRE) operating expenses surge 45.7% year over year to $20.4 million in the fiscal second quarter on escalated costs of operations, among other factors.

  • First Solar lays off Valley employees after closing business unit
    American City Business Journals

    First Solar lays off Valley employees after closing business unit

    First Solar is among the largest public companies in the state, with 6,400 employees and $2.24 billion in 2018 revenue.

  • Sunrun (RUN) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y
    Zacks

    Sunrun (RUN) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y

    Sunrun's (RUN) operating expenses rise 20.7% year over year to $275.9 million in the third quarter on escalated costs of customer agreements and incentives, among other factors.

  • One of America's Biggest Solar Panel Makers Quits Manufacturing
    Investor's Business Daily

    One of America's Biggest Solar Panel Makers Quits Manufacturing

    SunPower Corp. (SPWR), one of America's largest solar-panel makers, is giving up its manufacturing business to focus on installing rooftop solar systems. The company is spinning off its panel production operations into a new company, Maxeon Solar, that will be based in Singapore with factories in France, Malaysia, Mexico and the Philippines, according to a statement Monday. As part of...

  • Barrons.com

    SunPower Stock Is Rising on Plan to Split Company Into Two

    The solar energy company will become one company focused on energy services and another making solar panels.

  • SolarEdge (SEDG) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y
    Zacks

    SolarEdge (SEDG) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y

    SolarEdge's (SEDG) top line rises 73.5% year over year to $410.6 million in the third quarter on solid shipments.

  • Sunrun (RUN) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Cards?
    Zacks

    Sunrun (RUN) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

    Sunrun's (RUN) increasing megawatt deployment and installation of the Brightbox battery systems might have boosted overall Q3 performance.

  • What's in Store for Canadian Solar (CSIQ) in Q3 Earnings?
    Zacks

    What's in Store for Canadian Solar (CSIQ) in Q3 Earnings?

    Canadian Solar's (CSIQ) Q3 results are expected to reflect solid module shipments and proceeds from multiple project divestitures. However, rise in operating expenses might have weighed on earnings.

  • What Awaits SolarEdge Technologies (SEDG) in Q3 Earnings?
    Zacks

    What Awaits SolarEdge Technologies (SEDG) in Q3 Earnings?

    SolarEdge Technologies' (SEDG) increasing sales for inverters and power optimizers might have boosted overall Q3 performance.

  • Barrons.com

    5 Stocks That Should Gain From the Falling Cost of Renewable Energy

    Battery technology will make solar and wind a dramatically larger part of the global energy picture.

  • SunPower (SPWR) Q3 Earnings Top Estimates, Revenues Rise Y/Y
    Zacks

    SunPower (SPWR) Q3 Earnings Top Estimates, Revenues Rise Y/Y

    SunPower's (SPWR) reports adjusted revenues of $491.7 million, up 10.9% year over year.

  • SunPower Stock Surges after Strong Q3 Earnings
    Market Realist

    SunPower Stock Surges after Strong Q3 Earnings

    SunPower (SPWR) surprised investors with strong third-quarter earnings on October 30. It reported EPS of $0.07, beating analysts' consensus estimate.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of FSLR earnings conference call or presentation 24-Oct-19 8:30pm GMT

    Q3 2019 First Solar Inc Earnings Call

  • Sunworks (SUNW) to Post Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?
    Zacks

    Sunworks (SUNW) to Post Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

    Sunworks' (SUNW) residential sales might have boosted overall Q3 performance.

  • Peabody Energy (BTU) Q3 Earnings Lag, Revenues Beat Estimates
    Zacks

    Peabody Energy (BTU) Q3 Earnings Lag, Revenues Beat Estimates

    Peabody Energy's (BTU) bottom line is hurt by multiple challenges and several organizational reforms in Q3.

  • Dominion Energy (D) Acquires Solar Project From First Solar
    Zacks

    Dominion Energy (D) Acquires Solar Project From First Solar

    Dominion Energy (D) acquires 72 MW solar generating project from First Solar as part of its long-term target of generating 5,000 MW electricity from renewable projects.

  • Should California take over PG&E and other utilities?
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Should California take over PG&E and other utilities?

    California's largest utility PG&E shut off power to millions of people over the course of October and November to avoid starting more wildfires that previously devastated the state. Meanwhile, PG&E said enforcing intermittent power outages could continue for another 10 years as it works to upgrade its system. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Chairman Neil Chatterjee, joins the On the Move to discuss California's energy crisis and how it plans to solve it.