The Greatest Questions Confronting First Solar

The Greatest Questions Confronting First Solar

It's not easy sailing ahead for First Solar. First Solar's (NASDAQ:FSLR) recently reported third-quarter earnings contained a lot of what investors have come to expect from the company. Revenue came in better than expected, guidance was increased slightly, and manufacturing upgrades are ahead of schedule. But looking at expectations masks the fact that revenue was…
The Flare Path: Games That Gruntle

The Flare Path: Games That Gruntle

What devilry is this – a Flare Path devoid of disgruntlement? Either I’m going Semtex-soft in my old age, or I’ve spent the week in the company of games so marvellous they could turn Moaning Minnies into Appreciative Annies simply by smiling at them. Readers, meet Unity of Command II and A Painted Ocean, two…
Tesla’s setting up for a strong 2020 that might send the stock to an all time high, according to Jefferies (TSLA)

Tesla’s setting up for a strong 2020 that might send the stock to an all time high, according to Jefferies (TSLA)

Wikimedia CommonsJefferies upgraded its price target for Tesla to $400 from $300, reflecting expectations of higher earnings and an improved balance sheet, according to a Monday note from analyst Philippe Houchois.  Shares of Tesla gained as much as 3.51% Monday. Jefferies raised its 2020 EBIT estimate for Tesla by 24%, saying stabilizing performance in 2019…
Would President Trump Ever Bring Back the Battleships?

Would President Trump Ever Bring Back the Battleships?

Key Point: Going forward the United States Navy will have to develop a new battleship that is in line with new strategy against China. In World War II, the Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musahi each mounted nine 18.1-inch guns, the largest naval guns ever deployed, but they never sank a single American ship. In a conflict decided by naval aviation, Yamato and Musahi were used…