Why Yingli Green Energy (YGE) Is Tumbling on Tuesday

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is plunging on Tuesday after reporting a wider-than-expected quarterly loss and revenue below analysts' estimates.

By market open, shares had taken off 12.2% to $5.18.

The solar power developer reported an adjusted net loss of $47.9 million, or 31 cents a share, in the three months to December. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had forecast a per-share loss of 17 cents.

Revenue climbed 31.6% year over year to $613 million but came in short of estimates of $651.55 million.

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

"We rate YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO (YGE) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, 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 and poor profit margins."

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