FSLR Stock Alert: First Solar Scores New ‘Buy’ Rating


  • First Solar (FSLR) stock is gaining alongside new coverage from Jefferies.
  • The firms initiated coverage of FSLR with a “buy” rating.
  • It also set a $211 price target for the company’s shares.
FSLR Stock - FSLR Stock Alert: First Solar Scores New ‘Buy’ Rating

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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) stock is on the rise Friday after the solar panel company’s shares were covered by Jefferies analyst Dushyant Ailani.

The Jefferies analyst initiated coverage of FSLR stock with a “buy” rating. To put that in perspective, the analysts’ consensus rating for FSLR shares is a moderate buy based on 26 opinions.

The new coverage of FSLR stock comes with a price target of $211 per share. That represents a potential increase of 33.3% compared to its prior closing price. For comparison, the analysts’ consensus price prediction for FSLR is $232.96 per share.

What’s Behind the Bull Rating for FSLR Stock?

Here’s what Ailani said about First Solar in a note to clients obtained by CNBC:

“Solar is here to stay. Within our coverage, our top pick is FSLR ($211 PT) as it meets our key criteria including strong backlog (sold out through ’26), supportive pricing in a declining pricing environment, strong balance sheet, gross margins (ex-45X) ramping from 18% in ‘23 to 25% in ’25.”

FSLR stock is up 2.2% as of Friday morning and is up 10.8% since the start of the year. This comes with some 717,000 shares traded this morning. The company’s daily average trading volume is about 2.3 million shares.

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