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May 28, 2014
06:54 EDTFSLRFirst Solar coverage resumed with a Buy at Stifel
Target $75.
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August 4, 2015
20:19 EDTFSLRSolar stocks climb after First Solar reports Q2 results
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20:01 EDTFSLRFirst Solar sees FY15 EPS with items $3.30-$3.60, consensus $2.36
Sees FY15 net sales $3.5B-$3.6B, consensus $3.44B. EPS guidance includes $42M benefit from discrete tax item in Q2 and 16c of equity in earnings, primarily related to ownership interest in 8point3. Sees FY15 capital expenditures of $175M-$200M and shipments of 2.8GW to 2.9GW.
19:27 EDTFSLROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:20 EDTFSLRFirst Solar reports 537MW of new bookings in Q2
"We achieved significant financial and technological milestones this past quarter with the IPO of 8point3 Energy Partners and a new record module conversion efficiency of 18.6%. In combination with year-to-date bookings of 1.4GW and full year earnings guidance of over three dollars per share, we continue to execute across all elements of our business," said Jim Hughes, CEO of First Solar.
16:17 EDTFSLRFirst Solar reports Q2 GAAP EPS 93c, consensus 36c
Reports Q2 revenue $896.22M, consensus $751.72M. The increase in net sales from the prior quarter resulted from increased revenue recognition on the Silver State South project and the sale of majority interests in the North Star and Lost Hills-Blackwell projects. The sequential increase in net income was due to higher systems project revenue, project cost improvements and a discrete tax benefit in the second quarter of approximately $42M.
15:36 EDTFSLRFirst Solar August weekly 44.50 straddle priced for 9% movement into Q2
14:46 EDTFSLRNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Walt Disney (DIS), consensus $1.42... Liberty Global (LBTYA), consensus 16c... Cerner (CERN), consensus 52c... Devon Energy (DVN), consensus 42c... Activision Blizzard (ATVI), consensus 8c... Acadia Healthcare (ACHC), consensus 52c... LendingClub (LC), consensus 2c... Zillow (Z), consensus (26c)... First Solar (FSLR), consensus 36c... HomeAway (AWAY), consensus 12c... Allscripts Healthcare (MDRX), consensus 11c... Advisory Board (ABCO), consensus 33c.
11:42 EDTFSLRFirst Solar August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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08:30 EDTFSLREPA rule positive for solar, says Roth Capital
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July 30, 2015
14:15 EDTFSLRSharp to halt production of thin solar cells, Nikkei says
Sharp (SHCAY) plans to stop producing thin solar cells due to heightened price competition from Asian rivals, reports Nikkei. The publication notes that the company will use its Sakai thin solar cell plant to instead produce solar panels for residential use. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
July 29, 2015
07:22 EDTFSLRFirst Solar pullback since June a buying opportunity, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster views the 20% pullback in shares of First Solar since mid June as a buying opportunity. Coster keeps an Overweight rating on the stock ahead of the company's Q2 results. He looks for Firs Solar's FY15 guidance, which was suspended since the company announced its intentions to form a YieldCo, to be reinstated. The analyst has a $68 price target on shares.
July 27, 2015
17:07 EDTFSLRSunPower acquires 1.5 gigawatt U.S. solar power plant pipeline
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July 24, 2015
11:01 EDTFSLRSolarCity rises after analyst says second half outlook strong
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