$-0.07 EPS Expected for First Solar, Inc. (FSLR); Zafgen (ZFGN) SI Decreased By 0.11%

July 13, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) to report $-0.07 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.94 EPS change or 108.05% from last quarter’s $0.87 EPS. After having $0.25 EPS previously, First Solar, Inc.’s analysts see -128.00% EPS growth. About 595,232 shares traded. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has declined 22.83% since July 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.53% the S&P500.

Zafgen Incorporated (NASDAQ:ZFGN) had a decrease of 0.11% in short interest. ZFGN’s SI was 1.06 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 0.11% from 1.06M shares previously. With 137,400 avg volume, 8 days are for Zafgen Incorporated (NASDAQ:ZFGN)’s short sellers to cover ZFGN’s short positions. The SI to Zafgen Incorporated’s float is 4.79%. About 326,369 shares traded or 37.62% up from the average. Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN) has declined 36.39% since July 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.09% the S&P500.

Zafgen, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $102.37 million. The Firm is focused on improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s lead product candidate, Beloranib, is a twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in rare diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome and hypothalamic injury-associated obesity (HIAO), including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity.

Among 8 analysts covering Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Zafgen Inc had 17 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, December 3, the company rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 10 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, December 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, December 3. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 19. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Monday, October 19 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.77 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 54 investors sold First Solar, Inc. shares while 104 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 64.88 million shares or 9.40% more from 59.30 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Parkwood Limited Co holds 0.04% or 8,150 shares in its portfolio. Shelton accumulated 34,970 shares. Hartford has invested 0.01% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Blackrock Advsr Lc holds 34,099 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Piedmont Investment Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Tcw Group Inc Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 20,161 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp holds 307 shares. 16,250 were reported by Laurel Grove Ltd. Michigan-based World Asset Mgmt has invested 0.01% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Ent Fin Serv Corporation reported 78 shares. Prelude Cap Mgmt Llc stated it has 14,058 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Moreover, Meeder Asset Management has 0.06% invested in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Gam Ag accumulated 0.02% or 29,500 shares. Capstone Asset Mngmt holds 32,442 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

First Solar, Inc. is a provider of photovoltaic solar energy solutions. The company has market cap of $4.50 billion. The Firm designs, makes and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it makes.

Since February 23, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 sales for $337,428 activity. KALETA PAUL J sold $286,095 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Thursday, February 23. $18,569 worth of stock was sold by Bradley Alexander R. on Friday, March 10. Shares for $96,145 were sold by Schumaker Bryan Robert on Wednesday, May 3. Shares for $147,542 were bought by PRESBY J THOMAS.

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