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  • First Solar (FSLR) stock is jumping after announcing a $1 billion revolving credit facility.
  • The company got support from several banks with this facility.
  • The facility also includes up to $250 million for letters of credit.
FSLR Stock - FSLR Stock Alert: The $1 Billion Reason First Solar Is Up Today

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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) stock is rising higher on Friday after the solar energy company announced a $1 billion revolving credit facility.

A collection of banks are behind this revolving credit facility with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank serving as the Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent. Others include “Joint Lead Arrangers Bank of America, Citibank, Credit Agricole CIB, and PNC Bank, as well as participating lenders BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, HSBC Bank USA, MUFG Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Truist Bank.”

According to a press release, the $1 billion credit facility also includes up to $250 million of funds that are available as letters of credit. The company notes that this larger credit facility allows it to move forward with growth plans it has in place for the second half of 2023 and 2024.

Mark Widmar, CEO of First Solar, said the following about the new credit facility:

“This agreement underscores First Solar’s bankability and is underpinned by the strong fundamentals that drive our business today […] We are focused on exiting this decade in a stronger position than we entered it and liquidity is a crucial differentiator that we intend to maintain. This revolving credit facility provides us the financial headroom and flexibility we need, while also balancing our ability to grow in response to demand for our technology.”

FSLR Stock Movement on Friday

With the credit facility news comes some 864,000 shares of FLSR stock changing hands today. That’s still well below the company’s daily average trading volume of about 2.5 million shares. Even so, the stock is up 4.8% as of Friday morning.

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