Why First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) Stock Is Among Today's Biggest Losers
First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) stock is down 12% today (Wednesday) after reporting Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share on revenue of $768 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.98 on revenue of $973 million.
The adjusted earnings added $0.25 per share related to a recent agreement for First Solar to sell its facility in Mesa, Ariz. Generally...
Stocks to Buy: Will Solar Shine This Year?
Since legendary investor Warren Buffett took a liking to solar this year, investors have been wondering if it's time to revisit this beleaguered industry when looking for stocks to buy in 2013.
The solar sector has endured a beatdown for about two years, with massive oversupply of solar panels and unfavorable publicity combining to keep solar stocks down.
But two recent purchases by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a subsidiary of Buffett's...
Investing in 2013: Are Chinese Solar Stocks Worth All the Recent Hype?
Here's something you can safely say about China: They get things done.
That point was driven home to me a few years ago by a former Southern Company nuclear engineer who was consulting on building nuclear reactors in China.
"There are two things you can say about the Chinese way of doing things," he said admiringly, "one, once they decide to build a facility, it gets built and two, they bring it in on time."
He also noted that the builders took great pride in their work and if they say the cement was going...
Solar Stocks to Buy: Three Companies Poised for Rebound
The majority of investors, when considering stocks to buy, have given up on solar companies.
That's mostly due to a two-year beatdown of the sector and plenty of bad publicity from the demise of federally subsidized Solyndra.
But while the sector continues to suffer - more solar companies will likely go under in 2013 - a...