Sell-Side Research on Comstock Mining Inc. (LODE), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

Comstock Mining Inc. (NYSE:LODE) was down -0.61% at $0.16 on Thursday, in a 52-week range of $0.13 to $0.47. As for the mean price target, it implies downside of -100% from the $0.17 prior closing price. Comstock Mining Inc. has a 31.13M market cap and its past year revenues were 3.10M. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now Comstock Mining Inc.’s current price is $10.87 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

Comstock Mining Inc. (NYSE:LODE) has declined -37.64% since January and is down -7.50% for the past week. The share price of LODE has declined by over -41.43% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how Comstock Mining Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. Comstock Mining Inc. is currently trading -2.38% below its 20-day and -29.48% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while -1.96% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, Comstock Mining Inc. (LODE) stock price has gone up by 8.39% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -64.73% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the -42.70% return on equity and the -73.60% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-11.70M and sales remained $3.10M. Its price to sales ratio of 10.32 ranks higher than the industry’s 9.46. Its price/book multiple of 2.53 compared with the 1.76 while its free cash flow yield should be matched with that of its industry’s 11.04.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 0.02. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were last seen down -0.62% at $41.53, which is -7.99% lower than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $25.56 to $49.50 and the consensus target price is $38.45. The company has a market cap of $4.37B and its 12 month revenue was almost $2.99B. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 13.91% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bullish with a 7.40% gain for the week. It has fall by over -10.11% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc. $38.45 target price is just $14.55 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $32.00 and $53.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 17.50% gross margin and the -17.30% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported -50.00% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 1.30%. Its forward price to earnings ratio ranks lower than the industry’s 15.93. Its quick ratio was 5.50 while current ratio was noted as 6.30 in the most recent quarter.

Why These Stocks Remain in Focus? – First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), Robert Half International Inc. (RHI)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was up 0.36% at $39.54 on Monday, in a 52-week range of $25.56 to $49.50 and with a consensus analyst target price of $38.45. As for the mean price target, it implies downside of -2.41% from the $39.40 prior closing price. First Solar, Inc. has a 4.16B market cap and its past year revenues were 2.99B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc.’s current price is $13.46 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 23.22% since January and is down -0.85% for the past week. The share price of FSLR has risen by over 18.67% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how First Solar, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. First Solar, Inc. is currently trading 3.74% above its 20-day and 15.56% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 7.70% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) stock price has gone up by 4.60% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -20.12% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the -10.40% return on equity and the -9.40% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-519.40M and sales remained $2.99B. Its price to sales ratio of 1.37 ranks lower than the industry’s 2.27. Its price/book multiple of 0.79 compared with the 4.12 while its free cash flow yield should be matched with that of its industry’s 12.68.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 1.21. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) shares were last seen up 0.45% at $49.39, which is -2.01% lower than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $34.42 to $50.98 and the consensus target price is $48.18. The company has a market cap of $6.38B and its 12 month revenue was almost $5.24B. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 5.85% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bullish with a 3.05% gain for the week. It has gain by over 27.75% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now Robert Half International Inc. $48.18 target price is just $9.82 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $31.00 and $58.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 41.20% gross margin and the 6.50% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported 20.70% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 6.80%. Its forward price to earnings ratio of 18.58 ranks lower than the industry’s 38.46. Its quick ratio was 1.90 while current ratio was noted as 1.90 in the most recent quarter.

Is Now The Right Time To Bet On First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)?

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) shares saw a recent bid of $39.40 and 1.14M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a -1.70% decline over the past week. The stock price increased 1.89% or $-0.73 versus $38.67 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $4.15B, putting the price -20.40% below the 52-week high and 54.15% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 3.16M shares while the relative volume is 0.36.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $40.10 while $53.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $12.9 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $32.00, which would be decrease of about -19% of its current value. The mean target of $40.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $25.56 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price FSLR can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -11.14% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, First Solar, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 15.91 times earnings. For now, First Solar, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.50 with 3 out of 19 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that First Solar, Inc. has a 17.96% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. First Solar, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 22.78% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 16.29%, compared with a gain of nearly 48.01% for 3 months and about 6.66% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.25, smashing the consensus of $-0.13 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $891.79M, compared to the consensus of 667.8M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.19. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.61 and as low as $0.05 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $0.36 and $0.68. The mean EPS estimate is $0.52. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $739.58M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $1.27B and as low as $536.5M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $2.74B and $2.95B. The mean revenue estimate is $2.89B.

Over the last 5 years, First Solar, Inc. has averaged a -50.00% YoY EPS growth rate and a 1.30% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -164.80% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 45.61% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. JMP Securities raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Mkt Outperform on 24/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Mkt Perform rating. Robert W. Baird had a markedly different take on 18/05/2017, proposing that First Solar, Inc. is now considered Neutral versus prior Outperform rating. Credit Suisse raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Neutral on 01/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating. JMP Securities raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Mkt Perform on 27/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Mkt Underperform rating.

Analyzing with technical analysis: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), USG Corporation (USG)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was up 0.28% at $35.83 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $25.56 to $50.40 and with a consensus analyst target price of $37.45. As for the mean price target, it implies upside of 4.81% from the $35.73 prior closing price. First Solar, Inc. has a 3.73B market cap and its past year revenues were 2.99B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc.’s current price is $17.17 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 11.65% since January and is down -2.24% for the past week. The share price of FSLR has increased by over 10.11% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how First Solar, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. First Solar, Inc. is currently trading -3.66% below its 20-day and 5.14% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 7.65% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) stock price has gone up by 2.43% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -28.91% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the -10.40% return on equity and the -9.40% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-519.40M and sales remained $2.99B. Its price to sales ratio of 1.25 ranks lower than the industry’s 2.24. Its price/book multiple of 0.71 compared with the 3.96 while its free cash flow yield should be matched with that of its industry’s 12.33.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 1.24. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) shares were last seen up 0.28% at $28.61, which is 13.81% higher than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $23.71 to $34.67 and the consensus target price is $32.47. The company has a market cap of $4.16B and its 12 month revenue was almost $3.04B. The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -0.28% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bullish with a 0.00% gain for the week. It has gain by over 9.91% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now USG Corporation $32.47 target price is just $5.53 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $25.00 and $38.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 22.70% gross margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported 18.90% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 0.70%. Its forward price to earnings ratio of 20.64 ranks lower than the industry’s 16.41. Its quick ratio was 0.80 while current ratio was noted as 1.10 in the most recent quarter.

Sell-Side Research on First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was up 0.16% at $36.46 on Monday, in a 52-week range of $25.56 to $50.40 and with a consensus analyst target price of $37.36. As for the mean price target, it implies upside of 2.64% from the $36.40 prior closing price. First Solar, Inc. has a 3.72B market cap and its past year revenues were 2.99B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc.’s current price is $16.54 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 13.62% since January and is down -2.62% for the past week. The share price of FSLR has increased by over 8.71% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how First Solar, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. First Solar, Inc. is currently trading -2.04% below its 20-day and 6.93% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 11.43% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) stock price has gone up by 0.22% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -27.66% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the -10.40% return on equity and the -9.40% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-519.40M and sales remained $2.99B. Its price to sales ratio of 1.27 ranks lower than the industry’s 2.03. Its price/book multiple of 0.73 compared with the 4.07 while its free cash flow yield should be matched with that of its industry’s 12.69.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 1.34. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) shares were last seen up 0.15% at $120.06, which is 4.69% higher than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $96.89 to $122.85 and the consensus target price is $125.50. The company has a market cap of $96.07B and its 12 month revenue was almost $57.70B. The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -0.64% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bearish with a -0.05% fall for the week. It has gain by over 18.62% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now United Technologies Corporation $125.50 target price is just $14.5 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $117.00 and $140.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 27.40% gross margin and the 9.10% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported 2.80% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 0.50%. Its forward price to earnings ratio of 18.63 ranks lower than the industry’s 59.89. Its quick ratio was 0.80 while current ratio was noted as 1.20 in the most recent quarter.

The Next Move In First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), Masco Corporation (MAS)

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was down -0.61% at $37.44 on Monday, in a 52-week range of $25.56 to $51.30 and with a consensus analyst target price of $36.93. As for the mean price target, it implies downside of -1.96% from the $37.67 prior closing price. First Solar, Inc. has a 3.90B market cap and its past year revenues were 2.99B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc.’s current price is $15.56 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 16.67% since January and is down -5.22% for the past week. The share price of FSLR has increased by over 24.18% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how First Solar, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. First Solar, Inc. is currently trading 1.23% above its 20-day and 9.76% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 17.65% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) stock price has gone up by 8.40% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -27.02% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the -10.40% return on equity and the -9.40% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-519.40M and sales remained $2.99B. Its price to sales ratio of 1.31 ranks lower than the industry’s 2.02. Its price/book multiple of 0.75 compared with the 3.80 while its free cash flow yield should be matched with that of its industry’s 11.99.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 1.52. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares were last seen down -0.32% at $37.15, which is 9.71% higher than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $29.11 to $37.91 and the consensus target price is $40.89. The company has a market cap of $11.80B and its 12 month revenue was almost $7.41B. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 0.62% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bullish with a 0.43% gain for the week. It has gain by over 17.64% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now Masco Corporation $40.89 target price is just $2.11 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bullish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a not a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $35.00 and $43.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 33.70% gross margin and the 7.00% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported 25.30% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at -0.30%. Its forward price to earnings ratio of 23.58 ranks lower than the industry’s 23.30. Its quick ratio was 1.50 while current ratio was noted as 2.10 in the most recent quarter.

The Next Move In Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) was down -0.76% at $1.31 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $1.18 to $5.30 and with a consensus analyst target price of $2.13. As for the mean price target, it implies upside of 61.36% from the $1.32 prior closing price. Frontier Communications Corporation has a 1.58B market cap and its past year revenues were 9.90B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now Frontier Communications Corporation’s current price is $3.19 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has declined -61.24% since January and is down -6.43% for the past week. The share price of FTR has decreased by over -64.97% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how Frontier Communications Corporation current price compares to its recent moving averages. Frontier Communications Corporation is currently trading -6.76% below its 20-day and -59.43% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while -26.33% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) stock price has gone down by -29.19% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -75.28% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the 5.10% return on equity and the -10.20% return on assets to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $-477.00M and sales remained $9.90B. Its price to sales ratio of 0.16 ranks lower than the industry’s 4.02. Its price/book multiple of 0.36 compared with the 5.00 while its free cash flow yield of 0.86 should be matched with that of its industry’s 9.89.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 0.10. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were last seen down -2.51% at $38.51, which is -5.65% lower than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $25.56 to $51.30 and the consensus target price is $37.27. The company has a market cap of $4.14B and its 12 month revenue was almost $2.99B. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 30.32% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bullish with a 5.59% gain for the week. It has fall by over -22.44% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now First Solar, Inc. $37.27 target price is just $15.73 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $30.00 and $53.00.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 17.50% gross margin and the -17.30% net margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported -50.00% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 1.30%. Its forward price to earnings ratio ranks lower than the industry’s 14.65. Its quick ratio was 5.50 while current ratio was noted as 6.30 in the most recent quarter.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Share Price Could Be Rising After 23.09% gain In 2017

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) shares saw a recent bid of $39.50 and 5.58M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 8.43% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 7.22% or $-2.66 versus $36.84 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $4.24B, putting the price -23.00% below the 52-week high and 54.55% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 3.74M shares while the relative volume is 1.49.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $38.35 while $53.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $14.65 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $30.00, which would be decrease of about -24% of its current value. The mean target of $39.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $25.56 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price FSLR can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -20.84% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, First Solar, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 14.91 times earnings. For now, First Solar, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.50 with 3 out of 21 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that First Solar, Inc. has a 24.23% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. First Solar, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 23.09% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 29.08%, compared with a gain of nearly 9.15% for 3 months and about 33.67% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.25, smashing the consensus of $-0.13 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $891.79M, compared to the consensus of 667.8M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.02. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.17 and as low as $-0.31 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $0.36 and $0.99. The mean EPS estimate is $0.54. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $503.1M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $749.5M and as low as $265.03M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $2.74B and $2.95B. The mean revenue estimate is $2.89B.

Over the last 5 years, First Solar, Inc. has averaged a -50.00% YoY EPS growth rate and a 1.30% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -164.80% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 47.26% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. JMP Securities raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Mkt Outperform on 24/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Mkt Perform rating. Robert W. Baird had a markedly different take on 18/05/2017, proposing that First Solar, Inc. is now considered Neutral versus prior Outperform rating. Credit Suisse raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Neutral on 01/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating. JMP Securities raised its rating on First Solar, Inc. to Mkt Perform on 27/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Mkt Underperform rating.