Yingli Green Energy Shares Popped: What You Need to Know
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What: Shares of Yingli Green Energy (NYS: YGE) surged more than 12% after three analysts upgraded their ratings on the stock, Barron's reports.
So what: Piper Jaffray upgraded Yingli to "overweight" while Avian Securities bumped the stock from "negative" to "positive." Still skeptical, HSBC would only upgrade Yingli from "underweight" to "neutral." Impressive Q2 results apparently weren't impressive enough for analysts there.
Now what: Common investors nevertheless piled into the stock, unsurprising when Chinese peers JA Solar (NAS: JASO) and LDK Solar (NYS: LDK) reported underwhelming Q2 results and disappointing guidance. Yingli also trades for less than half the long-term earnings growth rate analysts expect. Most signs point to a bargain -- even with today's rally. Do you agree? Would you buy at these levels? Weigh in using the comments box below.
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