Smaller manufacturers, in order of increasing market capitalization, should be monitored for quarterly changes in output levels. They are:
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and installation of photovoltaic (PV) products in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. Market cap at $284.98M, most recent closing price at $1.82.Trina Solar Limited (TSL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells photovoltaic (PV) modules worldwide. Market cap at $234.35M, most recent closing price at $2.88. Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products. Market cap at $157.61M, most recent closing price at $0.87. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of photovoltaic solar cells and solar products, which convert sunlight into electricity in the People’s Republic of China. Market cap at $145.61M, most recent closing price at $0.72. Companies less known as component suppliers to the solar energy sector include: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): DuPont engages in manufacturing, seed production or selling activities and some are distributors of products manufactured by the Company. Market cap at $39.61B, most recent closing price at $42.48. Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Market cap at $13.46B, most recent closing price at $10.88. The company sees a glut in solar panels and displays for TV. It recently cut its workforce by between 6-9% to reduce costs.
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