First Solar Shares of First Solar hit a 52-week low of $12.19 on Thursday. The stock's 52-week high of $142.22 was set on June 30. First Solar's forward P/E is 3.01; the average for renewable energy equipment companies is 7.78. For comparison, SunPower ( SPWR) has a higher forward P/E of 18.84. Twenty-seven of the 39 analysts who cover First Solar rated it hold. Six analysts gave the stock a buy rating and another six rated it sell. The stock has lost 62.59% year to date.