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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yingli Green Energy (YGE) were falling 9% to $2.13 Wednesday after the solar panel maker missed analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the fourth quarter.

Yingli Green Energy reported a loss of 47 cents a share for the fourth quarter, below analysts' estimates of a loss of 13 cents a share. Revenue fell 9.4% year over year to $555.5 million for the quarter, below analysts' estimates of $591.83 million.

The solar panel maker said it shipped 939.2 MW of solar modules in the fourth quarter, up from 903.4 MW in the third quarter, and above its guidance of 880 MW to 930 MW.

Yingli Green Energy said it expects to ship 3.6 GW to 3.9 GW of solar modules in 2015, compared to the 3.36 GW shipped in 2014.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO (YGE) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: YGE Ratings Report

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