Publicly-traded company First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) had a closing price of $61.57 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $57.61, this means that the stock is overpriced by -6.874%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $25.56 to $62.57.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 61.29, its 20-day moving average is 54.91 and its 100-day moving average is 47.82. First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) currently has 104430 shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $6.32B.
The Details: First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Financial Health
There are a number of indicators we can consider when wondering about a potential stock’s financial health. Looking at a company’s profit margin, for example, tells us how much of its sales revenue it keeps in earnings – and it is calculated by taking net income and dividing it by net sales. FSLR currently has a profit margin of -13.90%.
Checking out a company’s operating margin is also useful, as it tells us how much profit is retained after considering operating costs and depreciation. First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) has an operating margin of -17.90%.
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When choosing stocks, many investors search for what Wall Street professionals think about the company first – like what the average rating is. At the moment, the average analyst rating for FSLR is Hold. Out of 15 total analysts who were surveyed, 1 rated it a Moderate Buy, 1 rated it a Strong Sell, 7 rated it hold, and 6 rated it a Strong Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) was a Hold – from a survey of 17 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 10 rated the company a Hold, 1 rated it a Strong Sell, and 6 rated it a Strong Buy.
Understanding Profitability at First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)
Taking a look at a public company’s Earnings per Share (EPS) is a good way of evaluating its profitability. In the most recent financial results released by First Solar, Inc., for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 1.95. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.84.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be -0.26, compared to 1.24 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 14 analysts is 455.84 million – compared to $480.43 million posted in the year-ago period.