First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has nominated Georges Antoun as its chief operating officer, in command of manufacturing, R&D and quality and product management.
Mr. Antoun lately served as a venture partner at a private equity and venture company, Technology Crossover Ventures. Before that he possessed positions at Ericsson, Redback Networks and Cisco Systems Inc.
First Solar and its opponents have observed their profits and stock prices decline as an international rush of solar panels and declined demand have driven prices down. The industry despairs have cost many solar firms to file for bankruptcy, amid them the prestigious crush of Solyndra LLC, which got over $500 million in government funding.
Its competitors include Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:STP) that slipped -3.54% to $1.91 with the total traded volume of 896,175.00 shares.
Other technology stocks with bullish trend include Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) up 3.77% to $12.40, Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) up 1.49% to $5.46 and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) up 3.57% to $13.92, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) up 4.58% to $28.10, Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) up 2.86% to $12.95 and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) up 2.20% to $15.79.
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) stock reports on June 29, 2012 increased 1.83% to the trading price of $15.02 at 11:37AM EDT. Its fifty two week range is $11.43-$142.22. The total market capitalization remained $1.30 billion.
The overall volume in the current trading session is 1.43 million shares. In its share capital FSLR has 86.77 million outstanding shares among them 59.77 million shares have been floated in market exchange. FSLR stock institutional ownership remained 69.15% while insider ownership included 0.15%.
FSLR is ahead its 52 week low with 31.41% and logging behind from its 52 week high price with -89.44%. FSLR last month stock price volatility remained 7.71%. The stock price of FSLR is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +7.51% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -2.73%.
FSLR current year earnings per share experienced a decline with -105.98% while its current quarter performance remained -41.28%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.43. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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