FSLR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Current State of the Solar Energy Industry

    January 13, 2017
    After a short-term industry shock, solar stocks appear to be an attractive long-term pick.
  2. First Solar Inc. Shares Spike Wednesday

    January 12, 2017
    After 2016 declines, the solar leader got a boost from a large investment in rival Enphase Energy.
  3. Can First Solar Rebound After 2016's Decline?

    January 4, 2017
    Due to a wide-scale restructuring, the solar energy leader provider expects a break-even year.
  4. Behind First Solar’s More Than 50% Decline in 2016

    December 28, 2016
    Amid challenges, the solar leader initiated a costly restructuring that it sees paying off by 2019.
  5. Three Stocks for the January Effect (FSLR, COTY)

    December 27, 2016
    2016 tax selling season comes to an end next week, signaling the January Effect, a seasonal influence that favors the prior ...
  6. First Solar Stock Gains Over 7% on Monday (FSLR)

    December 6, 2016
    Solar leader sees a slight stock recovery from disappointment after its restructuring announcement, indicating possible investor ...
  7. Thinking Solar? Look at These Two (FSLR, VSLR)

    November 28, 2016
    Long-term investors should consider these two solar energy leaders well positioned for a comeback in 2017.
  8. Investors Shouldn't Fear First Solar Decline (FSLR)

    November 21, 2016
    As the solar energy leader's stock loses 50% of its value YOY, investors assured in long-term plans to reinvest in the energy ...
  9. First Solar Initiates Restructuring Plans to Place it at Back ...

    November 18, 2016
    The solar energy systems leader accelerates the product of a more cost-competitive model, as some analysts foresee the restructuring ...
  10. First Solar Plans to Lay Off 27%, Stock Plunges

    November 17, 2016
    At one point late in the afternoon Wednesday, the market's reaction to First Solar's (NASDAQ: FSLR) guidance for the coming ...
  11. First Solar Adjusts Guidance, Stock Falls (FSLR)

    November 16, 2016
    Due to "challenging market conditions" the solar energy power company will restructure, planning to cut costs and streamline ...
  12. What’s Ahead for First Solar? (FSLR)

    November 15, 2016
    FSLR posted mixed third quarter earnings results with a FY16 revenue guidance reduction of $1 billion attributed to a global ...
  13. 8point3 Buys Stake in Solar Project (CAFD, FSLR)

    November 15, 2016
    The limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower Corp continues its long-term initiative to acquire high quality ...
  14. Renewable Energy Suffers From Trump Win (FSLR)

    November 9, 2016
    Despite whether or not Trump will follow through on his promise to restore the polluting coal industry, investors should ...
  15. First Solar Recovery Rally Flames Out (FSLR)

    November 3, 2016
    First Solar has punished bulls and bears with two-sided price action since August and is probing downtrend lows once again. ...
  16. Energy Outlook Favorable As Renewables Pass Coal

    October 25, 2016
    Forecasts for renewable energy have been upgraded as record numbers of solar panels and wind turbines go up.
  17. Stocks: 3Q Winners and Losers

    October 3, 2016
    The winning stocks during the third quarter reflected investors' increasing willingness to take risks
  18. Top 5 Solar Power Stocks of 2016 (SPWR, FSLR)

    August 15, 2016
    Examine five solar power stocks with companies in the solar industry with attractive characteristics or potential. Assess ...
  19. First Solar Price Levels to Watch after Earnings

    August 4, 2016
    First Solar is getting sold aggressively after disclosing a major price war in the solar sector.
  20. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL)

    June 28, 2016
    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  21. Solar: a Sea of Short Sales (FSLR, SCTY)

    June 16, 2016
    Solar stocks are breaking first quarter lows and heading into major downtrends.
  22. Sector Headwinds Buffeting First Solar (FSLR, TAN)

    April 28, 2016
    First Solar has entered a new downtrend after failing to break out above two-year resistance.
  23. The Share Buyback Report: The Technology Sector

    April 20, 2016
    Watch for a stock's share price to respond favorably at the outset of a share buyback program before assuming that gains ...
  24. Trending Stocks Near the Buy Zone (FSLR, HRL)

    April 18, 2016
    These trending stocks have recently pulled back, providing a potential buying opportunity. Here's some trades to consider.
  25. Relative Strength Revealing New Leaders (FSLR, NEM)

    March 1, 2016
    Relative strength analysis reveals 2016 leadership in consumer non-durables, precious metals and other defensive sectors.
  26. The World's Top 5 Alternative Energy Companies (FSLR, NEE)

    February 29, 2016
    Obtain information on five of the leading alternative energy companies to use when considering exposure to the market sector
  27. Looking for a Trade? Eye These High-Beta Stocks

    January 12, 2016
    High-beta stocks are volatile, presenting profitable trading opportunities ... but not without risk.
  28. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (FSLR, CSIQ)

    January 11, 2016
    Check out the top five alternative energy stocks for 2016 that are poised to rise because of the investment tax credit and ...
  29. Is It Time To Buy The Solar Sector? (TAN, FSLR)

    December 17, 2015
    The solar industry has grown rapidly in the last decade but faces major roadblocks in 2016.
  30. Fed Day Finally Arrives: First Rate Hike Since 2006?

    December 16, 2015
    Is today the day? The first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade? We’ve been talking about this Federal Reserve meeting ...
  31. Will SolarCity Start to Shine Again? (SCTY)

    December 4, 2015
    Does SolarCity's recent spike in its stock price mean it will start to shine again?
  32. Declining Wedge Patterns and Stock Breakouts

    October 28, 2015
    The wedge is a versatile pattern. Trade it while the pattern is forming, and trade it when the breakout occurs. Here's four ...
  33. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies (FSLR, TLT)

    August 21, 2015
    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  34. SunPower Acquires 1.5 Gigawatts of Solar Assets (SPWR, FSLR)

    July 31, 2015
    SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) has added to its power by making a fresh acquisition. The company announced this week that it has ...
  35. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    June 9, 2015
    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  36. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    June 9, 2015
    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  37. Solar City Wants to Own This Trend (SCTY, FSLR)

    April 30, 2015
    Are investors waking up to solar's potential in the commercial and industrial segment? In February, First Solar (NASDAQ: ...
  38. How To Profit From Solar Energy

    April 23, 2015
    Once regarded as too expensive and inefficient, solar energy is now becoming a more viable option for consumers and businesses ...
  39. Top 10 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2015

    April 14, 2015
    As energy demands continue to rise, the alternative energy sector is heating up. Here are the top 10 promising alternative ...
  40. Preparing Your Portfolio For Climate Change

    May 15, 2014
    A recent White House's report paints an alarming picture of coming climate change. How will you adjust your portfolio to ...
  41. Cleantech Is More Than Just Renewable Energy

    February 4, 2014
    Cleantech is much more than just “sexy” renewable energy like solar and wind. Covering a wide range of ideals, spending in ...
  42. China Is Winning The Renewable Energy Crown

    November 13, 2013
    With exponentially rising energy demand facing Asia’s Dragon, China has gotten serious about expanding its generation capacity ...
  43. It's Finally Time To Bet On Solar

    September 30, 2013
    After experiencing some of the worst years in its history, the solar energy sector could be having one of its best. New installed ...
  44. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  45. Broadcom and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on December 14, ...

    December 14, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.8%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2%; and the Dow is ...
  46. NASDAQ Worst Performances

    May 10, 2012
    Sometimes it might feel as though Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), still the largest U.S. Company by market value despite the recent ...
  47. Big Buys In Renewable Energy

    August 31, 2011
    As oil prices have fallen, so has the alternative energy sector. For investors with a long-term focus, the time could be ...
  48. Very Cheap Solar Stocks

    July 11, 2011
    Look no further than the beaten-down solar patch for attractively priced consumer tech stocks.
  49. Companies Benefitting From The Oil Spill

    July 7, 2010
    The Gulf Oil Spill has its beneficiaries as well as the one big hit.
  50. Stocks That Can Burn You

    October 12, 2009
    Investors should always be mindful of the downside risk before purchasing any shares of stock.
  51. Which ETF To Choose: Small Cap Vs. Large Cap

    March 9, 2009
    To get ahead, investors need to focus on rebalancing and diversification, rather than one asset class.
  52. Five Green Mutual Funds You Need To Know

    November 1, 2007
    Green investing has been providing investors great returns. We examine five funds to help you get in on the action.