2. As of noon trading, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $0.76 (2.0%) to $38.39 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.63-$38.57 after having opened the day at $37.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.63.

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 $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate First Solar a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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 solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full First Solar Ratings Report now.

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