Are Hedge Funds Betting Against First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)?

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Alkeon Capital Management Llc sold 857,008 shares as Jd Com Inc (JD)'s stock rose 37.55%. The NASDAQ listed company saw a recent bid of 115.44 and 840695 shares have traded hands in the session. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $174.96. About 13.48 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 60.97% the S&P500.

Investors are looking at First Solar, Inc. The stock had a trading volume of 6,340,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,110,000. It also increased its holding in Chesapeake Energy Corp (Call) (NYSE:CHK) by 750,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.00 million shares, and has risen its stake in Target Corp (NYSE:TGT). Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in First Solar, Inc.

The average true range (ATR) was fashioned to allow traders to more precisely evaluate the daily volatility of an asset by using straightforward calculations. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR)'s EPS growth this year is -164.80% and their trailing 12-month EPS is -4.16. It has underperformed by 39.53% the S&P500. Therefore 76% are positive. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Parametric Associates Limited Co reported 205,698 shares. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, November 23. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 4 to "Buy". (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Thursday, November 17 to "Mkt Underperform" rating. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 11 by Bernstein. Nfc Investments Llc who had been investing in Pico Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $292.23 million market cap company. Roth Capital maintained First Solar, Inc. M Partners upgraded, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. On Thursday, August 24 the insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15M. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $63.22. On Monday, October 10 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with "Neutral". The Brigade Capital Management Lp holds 525,000 shares with $11.71M value, up from 335,000 last quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 17,450 shares of the solar cell manufacturer's stock valued at $696,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. 63,388 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $9.78M were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J.

Analysts await, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.22 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that First Solar will post 2.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.95 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.84 per share. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Centurylink Inv reported 0.49% in First Solar, Inc. First Solar has a 12-month low of $25.56 and a 12-month high of $76.61. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by Credit Suisse. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board owns 0% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Monday, July 31. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Oppenheimer. JMP Securities restated an "outperform" rating and set a $50.00 target price (down previously from $67.00) on shares of First Solar in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Vetr raised First Solar from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $66.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, June 2.

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Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $6.48 million activity.

Among 29 analysts covering First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 90,837 shares. On Thursday, January 4 the insider DeJong Philip sold $1.04 million. By enabling clean renewable electricity at affordable prices, First Solar provides an economic alternative to peak conventional electricity and the related fossil fuel dependence, greenhouse gas emissions and peak time grid constraints. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were sold by Widmar Mark R. Garabedian Raffi had sold 11,284 shares worth $790,580.

Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.24.

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