3 Reasons to Sell First Solar

There are many reasons to both buy and sell First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR  ) , but in this video, our analysts discuss a few reasons investors should look into selling this solar company.

Operationally, First Solar is becoming less efficient. Its competitors are catching up technologically, and revenues have been slipping while costs have been rising. Seeing a net loss over the past seven quarters has to be a cause for worry among existing shareholders and should be noted when looking at this company as a possible investment.

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  • Report this Comment On November 04, 2012, at 2:19 PM, mongi wrote:

    This recommendation to sell First Solar now, AFTER it has dropped astronomically in it's share price, is absurd. This recommendation should have been made 12-18 months ago, not after the apocalypse. To make the sell recommendation now, Motley Fool looks even more ridiculous.

  • Report this Comment On November 05, 2012, at 10:31 AM, thementant wrote:

    Couldn't agree more, mongi. Motley Fool has been sitting on their hands for months and just now offer up reasons for a sell recommened? FS is up from $11 a share several months ago and is a Hold at best. Oh, FS had a net loss over the past 7 quarters? You mean, just like every other Solar company in the world?

    Where does MF find these guys?

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