First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Analysts See $-0.01 EPS; Portolan Capital Management Raised Its Groupon (GRPN) Holding

April 17, 2018 - By reb123z

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Portolan Capital Management Llc increased Groupon Inc. (GRPN) stake by 229.33% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Portolan Capital Management Llc acquired 1.77 million shares as Groupon Inc. (GRPN)’s stock declined 14.62%. The Portolan Capital Management Llc holds 2.54M shares with $12.93M value, up from 770,009 last quarter. Groupon Inc. now has $2.63 billion valuation. The stock increased 3.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $4.68. About 5.18M shares traded. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) has risen 12.41% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.86% the S&P500.

Analysts expect First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) to report $-0.01 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.26 EPS change or 104.00% from last quarter’s $0.25 EPS. After having $-0.25 EPS previously, First Solar, Inc.’s analysts see -96.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $70.12. About 745,334 shares traded. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 153.31% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 141.76% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Groupon Inc had 68 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research maintained Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Macquarie Research has “Outperform” rating and $6.25 target. Wedbush downgraded Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) rating on Thursday, February 16. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $4.50 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Monday, August 10. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, February 23. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.17, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 19 investors sold GRPN shares while 42 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 307.15 million shares or 7.16% more from 286.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prelude Cap Mngmt Llc holds 9,877 shares or 0% of its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of America De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Panagora Asset Management accumulated 219,994 shares or 0% of the stock. Asset One Ltd has invested 0.01% in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Vanguard Group Inc Inc reported 33.54M shares. American International Incorporated reported 228,890 shares stake. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 190,509 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Hsbc Plc owns 75,995 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 15,404 are owned by Brown Advisory. Baker Avenue Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.11% invested in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). The Colorado-based Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Weiss Multi has 0.11% invested in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Virtu Fincl Lc owns 312,656 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company owns 0% invested in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) for 929,932 shares.

Portolan Capital Management Llc decreased Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE:RYI) stake by 216,131 shares to 664,826 valued at $6.91 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Nutanix Inc. stake by 62,210 shares and now owns 668,450 shares. Echo Global Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) was reduced too.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $6.97 million activity. LEFKOFSKY ERIC P sold $6.90 million worth of stock. Stevens Brian sold 15,000 shares worth $69,150.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 sales for $5.14 million activity. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $187,980 was bought by Hambro George A. $361,771 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were sold by ANTOUN GEORGES. KALETA PAUL J also sold $448,010 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Friday, March 9. Widmar Mark R had sold 20,574 shares worth $1.31 million. 15,304 First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares with value of $1.04M were sold by DeJong Philip. Garabedian Raffi also sold $790,580 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Monday, December 18. On Monday, March 12 the insider Bradley Alexander R. sold $294,619.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $7.35 billion. It operates through two divisions, Components and Systems. It currently has negative earnings. The Components segment designs, makes, and sells cadmium telluride solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity.

Among 31 analysts covering First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. First Solar Inc. had 82 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to “Buy” on Monday, January 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by TheStreet to “Hold” on Thursday, August 6. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 27 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co maintained First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) rating on Wednesday, December 6. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $77.0 target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, April 16 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co.

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