Earnings & Targets in Focus for First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

In the most recent session, First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares have traded +0.6054%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $1.1335 away from the 50-day moving average of $28.5954 and $-3.1230 away from the 200-day moving average of $32.8519. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -48.0355% off of the 52-week high of 57.2100 and +16.3157% removed from the 52-week low of 25.5588. 

Currently, First Solar, Inc. has a price to earnings ratio of N/A. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of -2.4200.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $35.1900 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has a consensus target price of $53 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $60, while the low is resting at $43. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.86. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2017-03-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $0.82. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 2.5%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-07-21.
In terms of analyst ratings, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has a current ABR of 2.44. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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