Stocks to Watch Today: Apple, Gamestop, and First Solar
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Stocks to Watch Today: Apple, Gamestop, and First Solar

Apple, Gamestop, and First Solar are making significant moves in the morning trading session today.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) experienced diverse market reactions on Tuesday as investors grappled with the implications of artificial intelligence advancements, meme stock resurgences, and analyst upgrades.

Apple Shares Surge to Record High on AI Announcements

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024, the company unveiled a suite of new AI features, including enhancements to Siri, integration with ChatGPT, writing assistance tools, and customizable emojis. Despite an initial dip in premarket trading, Apple shares surged 5% to a record high of around $203 per share following the announcements.

Analysts predict that these AI enhancements, available only on newer Apple devices and emphasizing privacy, will lead to a multi-year product refresh cycle and position Apple as a leader in consumer digital agents.

GameStop Hoards Cash Amid Meme Stock Resurgence

GameStop, the iconic meme stock, has been leveraging its sudden popularity to raise capital and ensure financial stability amid a challenging business environment.

The company raised $933 million by selling 45 million shares and plans to sell another 75 million shares potentially worth $1.9 billion.

Despite its increased cash reserves, which now stand at $2 billion, GameStop has not yet made significant investments or acquisitions. The company’s stock price surged following renewed interest driven by social media influence, particularly by Roaring Kitty, but has since declined by half from its peak. GameStop’s operational focus has shifted towards cost-cutting rather than revenue growth, and it has closed several stores and warehouses.

First Solar Gains on Analyst Upgrade and Strong Financials

BMO Capital Markets increased First Solar’s price target from $224.00 to $311.00, maintaining an outperform rating on the stock.

The company has also seen various upgrades from other analysts, with target prices ranging from $268.00 to $320.00. First Solar’s stock price was trading up 4.7% at $279.80 following the upgrade.

The company reported strong financials, including a $2.20 earnings per share for the quarter, surpassing consensus estimates of $1.90. First Solar has a market cap of $29.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.33, and a 1-year high of $286.60.

Disclaimer: The author does not hold or have a position in any securities discussed in the article.