1. As of noon trading, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $4.16 (8.32) to $54.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.8 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.10-$55.50 after having opened the day at $50.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.98.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions. It operates in two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. First Solar has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates First Solar a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Solar as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full First Solar Ratings Report now.

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