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How to buy First Solar stock in Canada
Learn how to buy First Solar stock in 5 easy steps.
First Solar is a solar business based in the US. First Solar stocks (FSLR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $210.14 – an increase of 2.44% over the previous week. First Solar employs 5,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.6 billion.
How to buy First Solar stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – FSLR. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in First Solar?
- Has coronavirus impacted First Solar shares?
- First Solar shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is First Solar stock a buy or sell?
- First Solar performance over time
- Are First Solar shares over-valued?
- First Solar's financials
- How volatile are First Solar shares?
- Does First Solar pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
First Solar stock price (NASDAQ:FSLR)Use our graph to track the performance of FSLR stocks over time.
First Solar shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$210.01|
|52-week range||$59.60 - $218.25|
|50-day moving average||$181.55|
|200-day moving average||$136.22|
|Wall St. target price||$203.19|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.41|
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Is it a good time to buy First Solar stock?
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First Solar price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $210.01 from 2023-03-28
|1 week (2023-03-22)||2.44%|
|1 month (2023-03-01)||7.32%|
|3 months (2022-12-29)||41.15%|
|6 months (2022-09-29)||60.40%|
|1 year (2022-03-29)||148.27%|
|2 years (2021-03-29)||157.33%|
|3 years (2020-03-27)||489.42%|
|5 years (2018-03-28)||202.96%|
Is First Solar stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing First Solar stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Solar's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
First Solar's PEG ratio
First Solar's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5762. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into First Solar's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
First Solar's EBITDA
First Solar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $46.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a First Solar's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
First Solar financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.6 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$127.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.75%|
|Market capitalisation||$21.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
First Solar share dividends
We're not expecting First Solar to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
First Solar share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, First Solar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.6 up to $218.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Solar's is 1.3592. This would suggest that First Solar's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
First Solar overview
First Solar, Inc. provides photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions in the United State, Chile, France, Japan, India, Canada, and internationally. The company also engages in manufacturing PV solar thin film semiconductor module technology. It serves developers and operators of systems, utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial companies, and other system owners. First Solar, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. .
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